Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pilot Sterling Silver Fountain Pen - Dragon

I treated myself. This pen has caught my eye and has been in my radar for quite some time now. I finally pulled the trigger and I knew I had to review it because there are hardly any reviews on this pen, that I could find. I wonder why that is?

This pen is Sterling Silver and has an engraved Dragon motif in both the barrel and cap. I will admit, this pen is a tad hard to photograph due to all of the shiny.

I love a heavier pen and this one is up there at 19g uncapped and 31g capped. When I opened it, I almost didn't want to touch it and get fingerprints all over it. The pen does come with a jewelers cloth and a polish cloth for the silver, which can tarnish over time.

As beautiful as this pen is, the nib is what steals the show here. It is a 18kt Rhodium plated gold nib and is surprisingly springy. Just a teensy tiny bi of pressure and this nib opens up to lie some ink on the page and I really enjoy it.

Placing a shading ink in this pen with this nib is an absolute must. I filled it with J. Herbin Bleu Ocean without shaking the bottle, as I prefer the ink without the sparkly particulate. The blue seemed to really match the shiny of the silver. I am in love with this nib. It may have more spring than the 14kt Pilot Custom 74. That is surprising.

My only complaint with this pen is the converter. Unfortunately, it takes the Pilot Con-50 which has a tiny ink capacity. It would be wonderful if it could hold the Con-70 converter but I guess it is fine. For this being my only complaint, that is pretty minor. I am super happy with the purchase and absolutely love writing with this pen.

This pen is a tad expensive at $478 (Goulet Pens) but for the Sterling Silver finish with the engraving and the gold nib, I find it to be a value. Especially for the writing experience.

This review is based off of my experience and opinion. I do not represent Pilot in any way nor am I being compensated.

1 comment:

  1. How do you find the pen so far? after years? I am put off by the small ink capacity.