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Pilot

For 90 years, PILOT has been synonymous with the provision of new writing solutions.  By listening to our customers, our research has enabled us to create new standards in terms of comfort, through the launch of liquid ink rollerballs, gel ink and more recently FriXion, the thermosensitive ink roller- more...

ball, celebrated by young people all over the world. Your custom has recently taken us to number 2 in the world, and we thank you for this. Today, we are committed to meeting the major challenges of this new millennium such as protecting the environment and we continue to innovate to improve the quality and comfort of our products even further.

History
The first PILOT pens were launched in Japan in 1918. At this time, the country was opening up to Western influences and was importing European techniques.

Trade agreements and contracts were being signed and the Japanese whose writing was poorly suited to the demands of commercial trade quickly had to simplify the lines of their characters and adopt international calligraphy standards. Many pen manufacturers were set up in Japan during this time.

Ryosuke NAMIKI, a mechanical engineer and professor at the Tokyo Merchant Marine Collage, was captivated by the ingenuity of these fountain pens which his contemporaries called ""10,000 year brushes"" because of their uninterrupted ink flow. However, at the same time Ryosuke NAMIKI remained convinced about their imperfections.

Using his skills in industrial engineering, he created a high quality prototype. After forming a partnership with one of his colleagues, Masao WADA, he created the NAMIKI MANUFACTURING COMPANY and started producing fountain pens.

As a tribute to their other shared passion, the sea, the pair used the brand name PILOT, referring to the fleet's flagship.

In 1938 the company became the PILOT PEN Co Ltd, then in 1989 the PILOT CORPORATION, a modern name covering the decades of creativity, innovation and design which have enabled the PILOT brand to position itself as the world leader in writing instrument technology.
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PILOT central in Japan
manufacturer website: www.pilotpen.com
MR2 Animal Collection Ballpoint gold PILOT - 1
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Ballpoint pens
PILOT

MR2 Animal Collection Ballpoint gold

2063-053
$21.11
The Pilot MR2 ballpoint pen is part of the MR2 Animal Collection inspired by delicate and rounded lines with an animal motif. The ballpoint pen utilises an advanced ink formula which is smooth, quick drying and water resistant. 
MR2 Animal Collection Roller gold PILOT - 1
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Rollerballs
PILOT

MR2 Animal Collection Roller gold

2863-053
$21.11
The elegant silhouette of the Pilot MR2 Animal Collection is inspired by delicate and rounded lines. The softness of the lines is emphasized by the discreet touch of wild nature: the central ring is decorated with elegant animal motif. 
FriXion Gel Ink Roller gold PILOT - 1
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Rollerballs
PILOT

FriXion Gel Ink Roller gold

2079-053
$30.26
You’re in the click now. Senses click… Discover our FriXion Ball LX pen: a full-bodied metal barrel to enchant your fingers, in 6 slick colours to enchant your eyes. Ideas click… As always, the magic and exclusive FriXion ink helps your imagination click. You don’t like what you’ve just jotted down? No problem: FriXion it! and rewrite. Just do whatever...
MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen gold PILOT - 1
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Fountain pens
PILOT

MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen gold

1063-053
$24.63
The elegant silhouette of the Pilot MR2 Animal Collection is inspired by delicate and rounded lines. The softness of the lines is emphasized by the discreet touch of wild nature: the central ring is decorated with elegant animal motif. 
Capless Gold Fountain Pen Black PILOT - 1
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Fountain pens
PILOT

Capless Gold Fountain Pen Black

1004-001F
$178.72 $210.26
The perfect combination of luxury and technology, the body of this exceptional fountain pen houses a mechanism of rare precision which allows the nib to retract into the barrel when not in use.
Capless Gold Fountain Pen Blue PILOT - 1
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Fountain pens
PILOT

Capless Gold Fountain Pen Blue

1004-003F
$178.72 $210.26
The perfect combination of luxury and technology, the body of this exceptional fountain pen houses a mechanism of rare precision which allows the nib to retract into the barrel when not in use.
Capless Gold Fountain Pen Red PILOT - 1
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Fountain pens
PILOT

Capless Gold Fountain Pen Red

1004-002F
$178.72 $210.26
The perfect combination of luxury and technology, the body of this exceptional fountain pen houses a mechanism of rare precision which allows the nib to retract into the barrel when not in use.
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