on salePilot Custom Heritage 912 Fountain Pen - Black

Product Code PN71615

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on salePilot Custom Heritage 912 Fountain Pen - Black

Product Code PN71615

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$280.00

MSRP $350.00

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The Pilot Custom Heritage 912 fountain pen collection offers elegant classic styling and a superior, customized writing experience. This black fountain pen features a rhodium-plated 14k gold nib for a smooth writing experience and complementary silver trim.

The pen comes with a Pilot CON-70 converter, which holds an ample ink supply while uniquely combining the characteristics of a vacuum-filling and push-button converter. You can also use proprietary Pilot/Namiki ink cartridges (one is included) if you prefer. Each Custom 912 pen is packaged in an elegant Pilot gift box.

Note: the centerband design is in process of changing; what you receive may not necessarily match our images.

Click here to shop all compatible Pilot ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Pilot
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Black
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

1.5
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).

Screw-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
Resin
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Soft Fine, Fine Medium, Soft Fine Medium, Medium, Soft Medium, Broad, Double Broad, Posting, Falcon, Waverly, Stub, Coarse, Music
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
14k Gold
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
13mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
16mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

10.0mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

125mm (4.9in)
Length - Cap
67mm (2.6in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

21mm (0.8in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
140mm (5.5in)
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.

157mm (6.2in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

16g (0.6oz)
Weight - Cap
9g (0.3oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
25.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

1.10ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

1.30ml

Customer Reviews

Based on 79 reviews
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(61)
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RogerP
Below par for Pilot

Not sure if it's the nib (stub) or the feed but the pen is prone to hard starts, random skipping, and generally writes dry. I am a big fan of Pilot and several of their models are among my favorites. This is my first time having a problem with one of their pens. Quite disappointed.

N
N.

Arrived with a very poor nib tune

M
Martin N.
Lovely Pen

I have enjoyed using this pen very much. As with all Pilot fountain pens, the nib is smooth and writes well. An excellent addition to my collection.

S
Simon B.
Pen is good, just not for me.

The pen itself is exactly as advertised so my review isn't to complain about the product itself so much as it is to manage your expectations going into it. I like fountain pens for drawing so I was interested in the line variation the 912 could offer based off the research and videos I saw and while it does indeed lay down a thick line with relative ease/softness the initial sketching phase � the part I find most enjoyable � is a bit too thick for my liking (think like micron 05 or 08). I thought reverse writing with it might give me the line I prefer, but even that didn't feel great nor hit the mark.Granted, I'm someone that likes realllllly fine/hair thin lines when doodling (like 005 micron) to start and then going back over to thicken things up, but I also use smaller sketchbooks. I bought the 912 because I was hoping it was an 'all-in-one' solution. It's not. And when I compare this to the joy of using my metal EF PIlot Falcon I get a little bitter because the 912 cost the same, but feels way less substantial (I learned I like metal over resin every time). Plus, when you're hatching with the 912 the feed sometimes fails to keep up so you'll want to follow the advice you see everywhere and buy an ebonite feed for it. I guess my take away is that I can understand why people who do lettering would enjoy this pen because once you've swapped the feed to ebonite it's flexibility is great and it's really satisfying to push the downstrokes. However, if you're using it for doodling, it's great as an outliner - and potentially for some minor fill, but if you want a more delicate line or something that feels more akin to a Zebra G nib this isn't it.

A
Anonymous
Pilot

Excellent service

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.