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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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          $27.78
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            FriXion Gel Ink Roller gold

            2079-053
            $27.78
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              FriXion Gel Ink Roller green

              2079-004
              $27.78
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                  FriXion Gel Ink Roller silver

                  2079-054
                  $27.78
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                    FriXion Slim Roller silver

                    2076-054
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                      Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Black Take-Sumi 50 ml

                      1130-TAK
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                      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...
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                        Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Blue Ajisai 50 ml

                        1130-AJ
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                          1130-AMA
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                            Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Blue Asa-Gao 50 ml

                            1130-AS
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                            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...
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                              Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Blue Kon-Peki 50 ml

                              1130-KO
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                              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...
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                              1130-KJ
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                              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...
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                              1130-SNK
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                              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...
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                                Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Blue Tsuki-Yo 50 ml

                                1130-TY
                                $27.29
                                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...
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                                  Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Blue Tsuyu-Kusa 50 ml

                                  1130-TS
                                  $27.29
                                  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 Brown Tsukushi 50 ml PILOT - 1
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                                    Bottle inks for fountain pens
                                    PILOT

                                    Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Brown Tsukushi 50 ml

                                    1130-TK
                                    $27.29
                                    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 Brown Yama-Guri 50 ml PILOT - 1
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                                      PILOT

                                      Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Brown Yama-Guri 50 ml

                                      1130-YG
                                      $27.29
                                      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 Green Chiku-Rin 50 ml PILOT - 1
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                                        Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Green Chiku-Rin 50 ml

                                        1130-CHK
                                        $27.29
                                        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 Green Shin-Ryoku 50 ml PILOT - 1
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                                          Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Green Shin-Ryoku 50 ml

                                          1130-SHR
                                          $27.29
                                          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 Green Syo-ro 50 ml PILOT - 1
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                                            PILOT

                                            Iroshizuku Bottle Ink Green Syo-ro 50 ml

                                            1130-SY
                                            $27.29
                                            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...
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