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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
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Ageless Present Ballpoint pen Pink PILOT - 1
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Ballpoint pens
PILOT

Ageless Present Ballpoint pen Pink

2088-009
$52.81
Elegant design, sophisticated finish, the exclusive Double Twist system makes the nib come out in two turns. The Present Ageless range is made of resin, a modern, stylish material. Pastel colours have just been added to the classic black. Nib type: Ballpoint pen System: Double Twist Lenght: closed - 121 mm, nib out - 135 mm Diameter: ø 12 mm
Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Pink Kosumosu 50 ml PILOT - 1
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Bottle inks for fountain pens
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Pink Kosumosu 50 ml

1130-KM
$29.80
The name "iroshizuku" is a combination of the Japanese words "iro" (colouring) expressing high standards and variation of colours, and "shizuku" (droplet), which embodies the very image of dripping water. Each ink name derives from the expressions of beautiful Japanese natural landscapes and plants, all of which contribute to the depth of each individual...
Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Pink Kosumosu Set PILOT - 1
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Refills
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Pink Kosumosu Set

1130-SET-KM
$31.48
The famous" iroshizuku" inks are also available in mini bottles of 15 mls. More than twenty shades of inks to take you in a poetic journey. An ode to Japanese landscapes and homage to the art of writing. These mini bottles have been imagined to allow you to test all of them and enjoy writing in colours.
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