We've put together this affordable set to dive into the world of fountain pens. This bundle comes with: a blue Pilot Explorer fountain pen and an included converter for use with bottled ink; 2ml ink samples of Noodler's Black, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki blue, and Diamine Marine turquoise; and an A5-sized lined Rhodia side staplebound notebook with a black cover.
Introducing the Explorer, the newest value fountain pen from Pilot. This blue resin pen has a matte metallic finish and is complemented by black trim. It has a snap cap, a stainless steel nib, and comes with a Pilot ink cartridge as well as a CON-B squeeze converter for use with bottled ink. It comes packaged in a gift box.
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- Package Sets
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Proprietary Pilot ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Fine, Medium
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 12.2mm (0.48in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 13.5mm (0.53in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 16.5mm (0.65in)
- Diameter - Grip (mm)
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 128.0mm (5.04in)
- Length - Cap
- 57.7mm (2.27in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 17.6mm (0.69in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 142.0mm (5.59in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 162.3mm (6.39in)
- Weight - Body
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- 6.0g (0.21oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 6.0g (0.21oz)
- Weight - Overall (g)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.
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Explorer Starter Set - Blue
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