Pilot Falcon Metal Burgundy

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


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October 18, 2021



One of the best. SEF nib is great for drawing. Very fine point (comparable to European EEF). Good flex though relatively stiff. CON-70 converter is just about the best one around. Big capacity. Pen is superbly manufactured. And weight is just spot on. Does tend to sometimes get a little moody in its ink flow.  Especially if you use flex a lot.

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 which holds considerably more ink than the standard filler.

While the Resins offer the look of a classic workhorse pen, the Metal and rhodium 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.

The shape of this nib is ideally suited for flexibility. With moderate pressure, the tines spread, making a wider line. Another favorite customization utilizes the extra fine point. We take it down to an extra-extra fine and add more flexibility, making it the best contemporary nib for flowing Spencerian script. This Spencerian customization adds $110 to the price. 


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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