Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen 14k Gold Soft Medium Nib

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Name: Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen 
Maker: Pilot, Japan
Colour: Black / Rhodium
Material: Resin / Rhodium Trim 
Nib: 14k Gold Nib - Soft Medium 
Filling System: Pilot Piston Ink Converter Included
Length: 136mm
Condition: Near Mint 

The Story
The Pilot Falcon (previously known as the Namiki Falcon) is an iconic pen in the fountain pen world. It is most famous for its rhodium-plated 14k gold soft nib, which provides line variation when you change your writing pressure. 

The softness of the nib is such that if you want to use it for daily writing you can, without having to flex it out. Though if you do want to showcase line variation, all you need to do is increase your writing pressure on the downstrokes and it's there for when you need it. 

The threads on the grip are subtle, and while your fingers may touch them while you're writing, it's not bothersome at all for most writers. This is a slightly lighter pen than most at 19 grams, a noticeable difference from the heavier Pilot Metal Falcon. It's well-balanced with the cap posted or not. The screw-cap pushes on the back of the pen to post, and holds very firmly.


The Nitty-Gritty 
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.

The pen has been inked and shows very minor signs of handling and use, but is a perfect example, very well preserved 


Writing
The nib is a lovely smooth 14k gold 'soft-medium nib. Although Pilot don't advertise this as a "flex" pen, it has that reputation in the fountain pen community. It most certainly provides distinct line variation, though you can overdo it, so just be cognizant of how far you're pushing it when you flex the nib tines. There are few pens which offer such smooth versatility on the page. 


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Measurements
Length capped: 136mm
Length posted: 150mm
Barrel length inc nib: 123mm
Cap length: 64mm
Barrel diameter: 12mm
Cap diameter: 14mm

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