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Pilot Custom Heritage 912 Black Rhodium
The Pilot Custom Heritage 912, with its notched FA (Falcon) nib, serves as the best pen available for our Spencerian customization. But the Custom Heritage 912 is more than just a superb tool for copperplate calligraphy - offering the widest array of nib choices of any contemporary fountain pen, it also serves as a larger companion to the Pilot Falcon Resin and Metal Falcon pens, and with nib choices other than the FA can also be a versatile everyday writer.
If you are looking for a Spencerian customization, select FA from the nib list below.
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I am blown away by this pen. With the FA nib and the Spencerian nib work, it's the best pen I have for calligraphic writing bar none (and I own dozens of pens, some very high end costing thousands of dollars). Blown. Away. So good. If you're hesitating, stop. This pen is a game changer, and an absolute joy to write with. If you love writing, want to write more and write better and write beautifully, buy this pen. You deserve the best tool to help you reach your goals.
Have been writing with this pen, which has the flexible FA nib, for a week, using it for fancy lettering and simple letter writing. Great pen!
It is comfortable for long writing sessions and can hold a fair amount of ink. The pen body is simple and just gets out of the way so you can focus on writing. The FA nib is rather wet, unsurprisingly, so it can use ink quickly. I wrote at least 10 standard notebook size pages with a combination of flex and regular writing before needing a refill.
The FA nib. It is great! I absolutely love it. It gives feedback but not in an unpleasant scratchy way. It is springy and a joy to write with. I planned to only use this pen for fancy lettering but I found that it can easily be used for everyday writing, when flex isn't needed.
Cant recommend this pen enough. Simple, well made, and fun.
I purchased this pen with the Spencarian modification about two months ago. If you are looking for a pen for calligraphy style writing, look no further. There is no stub or italic that will look as good as this pen can deliver. It takes practice to get it, but once you get it, Wow! I practiced with the Archie's calligraphy paper over and over, using different arm positions, leg positions, posted and unposted, until I finally hit the winning combination. I would recommend this pen for sure!
Pilot offers the following guide to the fifteen different nib tipping sizes available on the Custom Heritage 912:
• Extra Fine: a hard nib for small lettering, almost needle point.
• Fine: a hard nib for fine lettering.
• Fine Medium: a hard nib, in-between a Fine and Medium.
• Medium: a hard nib for medium lettering.
• Broad: a hard nib for bold lettering.
• Double Broad: hard big, very bold. Between Broad and Coarse.
• Soft Fine: a soft nib for fine lettering.
• Soft Fine Medium: a soft nib, in-between a Fine and Medium.
• Soft Medium: a soft nib for medium lettering.
• FA ("Falcon"): hooded design allowing for subtle flex while writing.
• Waverly (WA): slightly upturned tip for smooth writing at any angle.
• Stub (SU): squared-off tip for broad verticals and thin horizontals.
• Music (MS): three tines, originally designed for writing sheet music.
• Coarse (C): extra broad nib for extremely bold lines.
• Posting (PO): downturned tip - fine, crisp lines with little pressure.
The Custom Heritage 912 comes standard with the high capacity CON-70 converter, which provides an ink capacity rivaling that of many piston-fillers. It can be filled with any bottled fountain pen ink, and can also use Pilot brand cartridges.
With its sleek black barrel and rhodium trim, the Pilot Custom Heritage 912 is simple yet modern. Flat cap ends and a tapered clip complete the look.
Measurements & Specifications
|Ink Capacity||0.9 ml|
|Cartridge Capacity||0.8 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.9 ml|
|Pen Weight||25 g|
I recently purchased a Pilot Custom 912 with a Spencerian modification. I love calligraphy style writing but I hate having to re dip my pointed pen, especially when I have a good, smooth flow going. So I started searching for a fountain pen that could flex like a pointed pen nib. I purchased a couple of modern "flex" pens, but none of them seemed to flex enough to give me the thick downstrokes that I wanted. When I found this pen, it was a little expensive for me, but I wanted to try it and I was definitely not disappointed. It has an AMAZING flex, just like a pointed pen nib, WITHOUT the hassel of re dipping. I did have some trouble using the ink cartridge that came with the pen because it wouldn't give me a solid flow, but when I switched to bottled ink, I got a lot better flow. It still railroads off and on, but I believe it's something that I'm doing wrong, not the pen. I have only had it for a day or 2, so I'm still getting used to it. But so far it is an AMAZING pen and my only wish is that it came in more colors. I would love to buy more of them in different colors.