Pilot Custom 823

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Pilot Custom 823

Product Specifications

Model number: FKK-3MRP
Nib: 14K
Nib size: No.15 (Pilot criteria)
Nib variation:
Regular   F / M / B
Our shop original    FA / WA

Material of the barrel and cap: Resin
Ink inhalation system: Plunger system
Length: 148.4mm
Length at writing (including cap): 163.5mm
Maximum diameter: 15.7mm
Weight: 29.5g
Quantity of ink: about 1.5cc

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Pilot Custom 823 FA Writing Sample

Writing Sample of FA

Pilot Custom 823  <FA>

Price: 30000 JPY

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(Item weight: 200g)

Custom 823 FA nib model does not exist in ready-made products at Pilot.  This model is the special order product by request from our shop to Pilot.
The writing taste of FA nib in a Custom 823 is highly recommended because it brings good balance of nib softness and the weight.
FA nib has been specially designed to pursue high-quality flexibility.  It is not only simply as soft.  FA nib has supple react from the tip, you can express steplessly until a very thick line from fine line.
Its touch is similar to "Fude". "Fude" is a Japanese brush, it is using in "Shodo"(Japanese calligraphy).  You can enjoy the beautiful handwriting taking advantage of the expressive power by its delicate tip and toughness root.  So, we call this nib "Fude touch".  In addition, lines of FA is similar to the lines of nib for copperplate-script which using in calligraphy, so it is also popular fountain pen from many calligraphers.
Points to note, it is not suitable for the writing-style which takes angle standing or strong pressure.  It is suitable to using with some extent low angle and rhythmically pressure.
Nib Model name is "FA", but also has the nickname "Folcan" in Japan.

Black / FA nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Black (transparent) / FA nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Out of stock now, will be restocked in October.
Pilot Custom 823 BN
Brown / FA nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Brown (transparent) / FA nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Out of stock now, will be restocked in October.
Pilot Custom 823 NC
None Color / FA nib
[Pilot Custom 823] None Color (transparent) / FA nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Out of stock now, will be restocked in October.

Pilot Custom 823 WA

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Pilot Custom 823 WA Writing Sample

Writing Sample of WA

Pilot Custom 823  <WA>

Price: 30000 JPY

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(Item weight: 200g)

WA stands for Waverley.
Custom 823 WA nib model does not exist in ready-made products at Pilot.  This model is the special order product by request from our shop to Pilot.
This nib is really recommended from me.  I also regularly use Waverley nib every day.
The pen point is nearly M size.  And it has characteristic that the tip of nib is a little bended.  This curve producing writing taste very smooth with no stress.  Smooth every direction of the pen strokes, it's so wonderful writing taste.
The notable point is that it is very smooth even when write in the direction pushing.
At first glance, bended nib is looks like that the thickness of the lines can be varied according to the angle of the pen, but it is not.
In fact, it is designed to keep the same contact area anywhere on the curve of the bent when contacting to the paper.
It means that the writing lines being the same thickness at most cases of nib angles.
Thus, it has the very high ability to respond to individual differences of the angle and twist at writing.  Taking advantage of these features, of course you can enjoy ease of usual writing, and further can write very smoothly even when using various strokes such as flowchart shapes.
In addition, Waverley nib is also ideal for Arabic or left-handed writing.  Because there are a lot of pen stroke of opposite direction in these situations.

Black / WA nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Black (transparent) / WA nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Out of stock now, restocking schedule is undecided.
Pilot Custom 823 BN
Brown / WA nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Brown (transparent) / WA nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Out of stock now, will be restocked in October.
Pilot Custom 823 NC
None Color / WA nib
[Pilot Custom 823] None Color (transparent) / WA nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Out of stock now, restocking schedule is undecided.

Pilot Custom 823 F

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Pilot Custom 823 F Writing Sample

Writing Sample of F

Pilot Custom 823  <F>

Price: 30000 JPY

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(Item weight: 200g)

In spite of fine nib, the scratch feeling is very few and smooth writing feeling.  The reason for this, is the shape of the pen point.
Pen point of Pilot has a beautiful roundness, even if it's small size.
In addition, its goodness of the flow is also an important factor.

Black / F nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Black (transparent) / F nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Pilot Custom 823 BN
Brown / F nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Brown (transparent) / F nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1

Pilot Custom 823 M

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Pilot Custom 823 M Writing Sample

Writing Sample of M

Pilot Custom 823  <M>

Price: 30000 JPY

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(Item weight: 200g)

In the M of the fountain pen in the world, it could be regarded as M rather thin somewhat.
I think it is not too thick, and has a wide versatility.
The good ink flow and the beautiful rounded pen point brings smooth writing.  Then, you can enjoy a beautiful "light and shade" of ink by good ink flow.

Black / M nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Black (transparent) / M nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Pilot Custom 823 BN
Brown / M nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Brown (transparent) / M nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1

Pilot Custom 823 B

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Pilot Custom 823 B Writing Sample

Writing Sample of B

Pilot Custom 823  <B>

Price: 30000 JPY

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(Item weight: 200g)

Pen point of B of the pilot has a beautiful roundness.
A pen point in general of B often have a square-built shape.  If the pen point is a square-built shape when thick like B, writing angle and the degree of twist will be restricted by its corner.
It is because the corner of the pen point hinders that contacting the slit to the paper.
Under such circumstances, in order to touch surely the slit to the paper, it will need a writing pressure at all times.
However, at the pen point of Pilot, the writing is smoothly even at light pen pressure.
It is because rounded pen point can be touch the slit to the paper in a wide range of angles.  This means that it brings a comfortable-writing without nib tuning, by having excellent ability to respond to individual differences of angle of writing.
In addition, the line is thick in the same for any direction by this roundness, so you can enjoy a quality of imposing bold.

Black / B nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Black (transparent) / B nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1
Pilot Custom 823 BN
Brown / B nib
[Pilot Custom 823] Brown (transparent) / B nib   30000 JPY --- Qty: 1

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