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Product Code PN90052

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Product Code PN90052

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Color:
Green
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The Pilot Parallel fountain pen is a major breakthrough in calligraphy pen design. The unique parallel plate structure achieves a more beautiful and sharper handwriting than existing calligraphy pens. This product comes with a Parallel pen with a large 3.8mm stub italic nib, one black and one red ink cartridge, a converter to flush the pen, and a nib cleaner.

Using two Pilot Parallel Pens, each with different Pilot Parallel Mixable color cartridges, you produce beautifully gradated lettering by touching the nibs together before writing. To use with bottled fountain pen ink, the Pilot Con-40 converter works best (sold separately).

Click here to shop all compatible Pilot ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Pilot
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Green, White
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.

2.5
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
3.8mm Italic
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

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

No
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
Green
Diameter - Body
11.3mm (0.4in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
13mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19.4mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

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

9.8mm
Length - Body

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

159mm (6.3in)
Length - Cap
60mm (2.4in)
Length - Nib

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

7.5mm (0.3in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
168mm (6.6in)
Weight - Body

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

6g (0.2oz)
Weight - Cap
4g (0.1oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
10.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

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

1.17ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

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

1.37ml
Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when filling the entire barrel of the pen via eyedropper.

4.03ml

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous
Pilot Parallel Fountain Pen

It is a unique tool. I have not used it for a long time yet, but I can see it being a very useful tool. I changed out the black with another fountain pen ink (DeAtramentis Document Ink-Green Grey), and it works very well. It is a fun tool to use, and I look forward to discovering ways to use it in my art.

J
Josh W.
Excellent calligraphy pens

I've only recently started to get back into calligraphy after a couple of decades away, so I needed some new pens to get going. I'm a big fan of fountain pens, but memories of some of the entry level calligraphy fountain pens from the 90s made me a bit reluctant to try again. After reading some reviews and watching a couple of review videos, I decided to purchase the 1.5 mm and 2.4 mm pens. These pens are an incredibly good value for the quality they provide. The barrel and cap of the pen are simple, budget plastic, but they're sturdy enough. This helps keep the cost down. The feeder system and nib is where this pen shines. The feeder seems like your standard Pilot system, which has been pretty reliable in my experience. The nib is a new design. It took a little bit of coaxing to get the ink down to the tip of the nib, but once it was there, this pen wrote incredibly smoothly. No skipping, no dragging, and it lays down a consistent line on the page. After an initial practice session, I didn't have the chance to write with them again for over a month. Six weeks later, they immediately wrote as smoothly as had I only set them down for five minutes. I've since bought the rest of the set (the 3.8 mm and the 6.0 mm) and I couldn't be happier. I'm a fan of cartridge converters, so I bought the recommended converter for each pen as well (Pilot CON-40). The ink tests were with the standard Pilot ink that came with the pens. I'm looking forward to trying out some other inks to see how well they work with these pens. I've just cleaned out the nibs using the included cleaning tool and Speedball pen cleaner. They clean out very quickly and easily. Overall, I happily recommend these calligraphy pens!

J
Jen D.
Fun Calligraphy Tool

Saw this pen in a lot of calligraphy tutorials. Writes great with the cartridges. I also purchased the plunger filler... Looking forward to trying it with a variety of inks.

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Anonymous
Pilot Parallel Pronouncement

I love the Parallel. As a former calligrapher, I fine it very easy and fun to get beautiful and elegant writing. There is actually a calligraphic pent that is very similar, with 2 parallel plates just like the Pilot Parallel, except that you have the extra step of dipping into ink. Thanks!

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Anonymous
Gifted to 13 yrold granddaughter for 13th birthday

Granddaughter loves them!

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.