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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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Parallel Pen fountain pen red 1,5 mm PILOT - 1
in stock
Calligraphic pens
PILOT

Parallel Pen fountain pen red 1,5 mm

1085
$12.26
The art of calligraphy available to all! The Parallel Pen is the first fountain pen that allows thick and thin strokes to be created in complete simplicity. The Parallel Pen comes with an IC-P3 cartridge.
FriXion Gel Ink Roller red PILOT - 1
in stock
Rollerballs
PILOT

FriXion Gel Ink Roller red

2079-002
$30.33
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...
MR3 Retro Pop Collection Roller red PILOT - 1
in stock
Rollerballs
PILOT

MR3 Retro Pop Collection Roller red

2873-002
$21.16
Ideal for diversifying a monotonous day, the Pilot MR3 Retro Pop collection brings you a design full of elegance. The perfect gift, or a beautiful item for yourself, Pilot MR pens bring style to every day.
MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen red PILOT - 1
in stock
Fountain pens
PILOT

MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen red

1073-002
$24.69
The Pilot MR3 fountain pen is part of the MR3 Retro Pop Collection featuring radiant colours and elegant details. The range consists of quality, executive pens ideal for everyday use.
MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint red PILOT - 1
in stock
Ballpoint pens
PILOT

MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint red

2073-002
$21.16
Ideal for diversifying a monotonous day, the Pilot MR3 Retro Pop collection brings you a design full of elegance. The perfect gift, or a beautiful item for yourself, Pilot MR pens bring style to every day.
Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Yama-Budo 50 ml PILOT - 1
in stock
Bottle inks for fountain pens
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Yama-Budo 50 ml

1130-YB
$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 Red Momiji 50 ml PILOT - 1
in stock
Bottle inks for fountain pens
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Momiji 50 ml

1130-MO
$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 Red Tsutsuji 50 ml PILOT - 1
in stock
Bottle inks for fountain pens
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Tsutsuji 50 ml

1130-TT
$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...
Capless Rhodium Fountain Pen Graphite Red PILOT - 1
  • -15% / -15%
in stock
Fountain pens
PILOT

Capless Rhodium Fountain Pen Graphite Red

1003-302F
$179.14 $210.75
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
  • -15% / -15%
out of stock
Fountain pens
PILOT

Capless Gold Fountain Pen Red

1004-002F
$179.14 $210.75
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 Rhodium Fountain Pen Red PILOT - 1
  • -15% / -15%
out of stock
Fountain pens
PILOT

Capless Rhodium Fountain Pen Red

1003-002F
$179.14 $210.75
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.
Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Momiji Set PILOT - 1
out of stock
Refills
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Momiji Set

1130-SET-MO
$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.
Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Yama-Budo Set PILOT - 1
out of stock
Refills
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Yama-Budo Set

1130-SET-YB
$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.
Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Tsutsuji Set PILOT - 1
out of stock
Refills
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Red Tsutsuji Set

1130-SET-TT
$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.
Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Purple Murasaki Shikibu Set PILOT - 1
out of stock
Refills
PILOT

Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Purple Murasaki Shikibu Set

1130-SET-MS
$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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