Pilot Falcon Metal Black

This jet black Falcon Metal pen is a sturdy upscale variation on the hugely popular Black Resin Namiki Falcon with the same semi-flexible nib. This lacquered metal body has a little more heft and a larger converter for greater ink supply but uses the same 14k gold nib as the resin pen, but with rhodium plating to match this pen's elegant exterior trim.

$240.00
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$300.00
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Free nib set-up and optimization included.

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 The Metal Falcon is slightly heavier and longer than its resin cousin. It has a more substantial feel between the fingers. At the same time, it still offers a comfortable and easy grip, with its added quarter inch of length providing balance for the extra weight. It also allows this pen to use the high-end Pilot premium converter, which holds considerably more ink than the standard filler.

Pilot Namiki has given new attention to the barrel and cap of this already compelling design. The trim on this shiny metal barrel is a bright rhodium, which provides a marked contrast to the black-and-gold look of the resin pens. While the resins fountain pens offer the look of a classic workhorse pen, the metal series suggests something different - sportier, distinctive, and more substantial. But what the both the resin and the metal pens have in common is the unique flexing properties of the Falcon nib.

 

 

Available in black, brown, burgundy, and sapphire, the color range for this pen series employs metallic lacquers to make the colors truly come alive. 

 

 

 

 

The shape of this nib is ideally suited for flexibility. With moderate pressure, the tines spread, making a wider line. The broad nib pictured can be customized to a flexible left oblique, a great point for correspondence which allows for considerable line-width variation. Another favorite customization utilizes the extra fine point. We take it down to an extra-extra fine and add more flexibility, making it a very good contemporary nib for flowing Spencerian script. Only the Pilot Custom 912 with the Falcon nib is a better candidate for Spencerian customization.

Below is a sample from customer Kirk Edelman demonstrating the use of a Falcon Resin with our Spencerian modification. The level of ability seen here requires skill, patience, and practice - we recommend Eleanor Winters' book "Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy" for those wishing to learn this technique.

 

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.5"
Posted Length 6.2"
Barrel Length 4.3"
Barrel Diameter 0.5"
Section Diameter 0.4"
Ink Capacity 0.9 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Threaded
Clip With Clip
Cartridge Capacity 0.8 ml
Converter Capacity 0.9 ml
Postable Postable
Pen Weight 33.5 g
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