2017-05-07

Pilot Custom 845 Maruzen Nihonbashi Urushi (2014-2016)

Ordinary Pilot Custom 845 only have the black urushi, the Asahiya Kami Bungu has commissioned a Vermillion urushi as their special edition. from 2014 to 2016, the Maruzen Nihonbashi Department store offered a limited special edition Custom 845 for their pen fair in March. All this Pilot Custom 845 models are based on their 75th Anniversary model released in 1993.

2014 - Ao Urushi 青漆, limited 30 piece, re-issue for 50 pieces (?), 18k two tone #15 nib in F, M, B, listed price JPY57750

2015 - Midori Urushi 緑漆, limited 50 pieces, re-issuefor 50 pieces (?), 18k two tone #15 nib in F, M, B, BB, listed price JPY59400

2016 - Beni Urushi 紅漆, limited 100 pieces, 18k two tone #15 nib in F, M, B, BB, listed price JPY59400




the Midori 2015 and Beni 2016 have "MARUZEN NIHOMBASHI URUSHI" on the back of the cap,


comparison with the Vermillion one,

2017-04-19

Lamy Safari Petrol (2017)

Lamy Safari Petrol (2017)
matted barrel with black clip and nib





2017-04-05

Montblanc UNICEF Ink 2017

Montblanc UNICEF Ink 2017

the new 50ml bottle and packaging would replace the 30ml or 35ml for the special edition inks.
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size comparison of the 50ml vs 30ml

2017-02-11

Pilot Custom Urushi (2016)

Pilot Custom Urushi is the new model introduced in 2016 by the Pilot. the initial impression is "big", bigger, thicker, longer and more expensive, as compared with their old flagship model Custom 845. you could consider it as an enlarged version, however there are a few improvements over the Custom 845, as least to me myself. the section mold line has polished off, the felt cushion around the interior of the cap edge is also removed and there is no golden USUSHI mark on the back of the cap.

capped length is 155mm


the newly developed #30 nib is quite soft, have a choice of FM, M and B.


filled with con-70 or cartridges


Custom 845 and Custom Urushi


Custom 845 and Custom Urushi


size comparison of Custom 845, Montblanc 149 and Custom Urushi


the #30 nib has comparable size with the Montblanc 149 nib, and the #15 nib on the left is for size reference.


updated 20170310
added a comparison of the uncapped Custom 845, Custom Urushi, and Montblanc 149,


more info:
Custom Urushi - Bruno Taut
Size 30 and KoP - Bruno Taut
Size Comparison with MB149 - Mori Mutsumi
Size Comparison with MB149 #2 - Mori Mutsumi
Size Comparison with MB149 #3 - Mori Mutsumi
Pennino
Michikusa Blog
current Pilot Custom series
Pilot Nibs

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