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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

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  • 1
    The Heritage 92 is 14-Karat rhodium-plated gold-nibbed fountain pen. Its transparent barrel reveals the mechanism of the piston, notably the coil and the black stopper which seals in the ink in a completely airtight manner. Its piston filler system is simple and effective. To be used with PILOT Iroshizuku inks.
    Heritage 92 Fountain Pen Transparent
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    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
    Ageless Present Ballpoint pen Pink
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    MR2 Animal Collection Ballpoint gold

    2063-053
    $19.65
    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. 
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      MR2 Animal Collection Ballpoint black

      2063-001
      $18.01
      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. 
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        MR2 Animal Collection Ballpoint silver

        2063-054
        $19.65
        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. 
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          MR2 Animal Collection Ballpoint purple

          2063-008
          $19.65
          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. 
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            MR2 Animal Collection Ballpoint white

            2063-049
            $19.65
            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 Fountain pen black PILOT - 1
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              MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen black

              1063-001
              $22.92
              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. 
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                MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen white

                1063-049
                $22.92
                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. 
                MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen silver PILOT - 1
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                  MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen silver

                  1063-054
                  $22.92
                  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. 
                  MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen gold PILOT - 1
                    in stock
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                    MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen gold

                    1063-053
                    $22.92
                    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. 
                    MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen purple PILOT - 1
                      in stock
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                      MR2 Animal Collection Fountain pen purple

                      1063-008
                      $22.92
                      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. 
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                        Ageless Future ballpoint pen Orange

                        2089-006
                        $65.41
                        Elegant design, sophisticated finish, the exclusive Double Twist system makes the nib come out in two turns. The Future Ageless range is designed from aluminium, the technological material of tomorrow. Nib type: Ballpoint pen System: Double Twist Lenght: closed - 121 mm, nib out - 135 mm Diameter: ø 12 mm
                        MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen black PILOT - 1
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                          MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen black

                          1073-001
                          $22.92
                          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.
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                            MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen red

                            1073-002
                            $22.92
                            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.
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                              MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen purple

                              1073-008
                              $22.92
                              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
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                                MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint red

                                2073-002
                                $19.65
                                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 Ballpoint black PILOT - 1
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                                  MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint black

                                  2073-001
                                  $19.65
                                  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 orange PILOT - 1
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                                    MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen orange

                                    1073-006
                                    $22.92
                                    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 light green PILOT - 1
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                                      MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint light green

                                      2073-011
                                      $19.65
                                      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 Ballpoint orange PILOT - 1
                                        in stock
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                                        PILOT

                                        MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint orange

                                        2073-006
                                        $19.65
                                        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 Ballpoint purple PILOT - 1
                                          in stock
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                                          PILOT

                                          MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint purple

                                          2073-008
                                          $19.65
                                          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 Ballpoint light blue PILOT - 1
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                                            MR3 Retro Pop Collection Ballpoint light blue

                                            2073-010
                                            $19.65
                                            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 light blue PILOT - 1
                                              in stock
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                                              PILOT

                                              MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen light blue

                                              1073-010
                                              $22.92
                                              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 Fountain pen light green PILOT - 1
                                                in stock
                                                Fountain pens
                                                PILOT

                                                MR3 Retro Pop Collection Fountain pen light green

                                                1073-011
                                                $22.92
                                                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.
                                                Ageless Present Ballpoint pen Blue PILOT - 1
                                                  in stock
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                                                  PILOT

                                                  Ageless Present Ballpoint pen Blue

                                                  2088-003
                                                  $49.03
                                                  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
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