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.
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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.
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
|Ink Capacity||0.9 ml|
|Cartridge Capacity||0.8 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.9 ml|
|Pen Weight||33.5 g|