on salePilot Metal Falcon Fountain Pen - Black

Product Code PN60461

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Product Code PN60461

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MSRP $320.00

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Pilot Namiki Black - Ink Cartridges
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The Pilot Metal Falcon is a metal version of the very popular Falcon series. Slightly larger and heavier than the resin Falcon, this black fountain pen pen has a soft rhodium-plated 14k gold nib that will give you line variation as you change your writing pressure. The slightly longer body has enough room to accommodate the included Pilot Con-70 converter, giving you greater ink capacity for longer writing sessions. You can also use proprietary Pilot ink cartridges or any other Pilot converter. There has been a slight change to the Con-70 converter design, so the one you receive may vary from what is pictured here.

The softness of the nib is such that if you want to use it for daily writing you can, without having to flex it out. Though if you do want to showcase line variation, all you need to do is increase your writing pressure on the downstrokes and it's there for when you need it. The finish of the Metal Falcon is a gloss lacquer, with a sparkly metallic color that catches the light in a subtle, yet very impressive way. The pen is trimmed with polished rhodium accents, which really complement the black color well.

This is a slightly heavier pen than most at 33g, a noticeable difference from the lighter resin version of the Falcon. It's well-balanced though, even posted. The screw-cap pushes on the back of the pen to post, and holds very firmly. While the Metal Falcon is certainly an investment, if you appreciate Pilot's build quality and are looking for a reliable soft nib in a professional-looking pen, then you should give this pen a serious look.

Click here to shop all compatible Pilot ink cartridges.

Fountain Pens

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

Body Material
Lacquered metal
Cap Rotations

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

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
Soft Extra-Fine, Soft Fine
Nib Color
Nib Material
14k Gold

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
12.4mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
16.2mm (0.6in)
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.

126mm (5in)
Length - Cap
66mm (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.

18mm (0.7in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
139mm (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.

153mm (6in)
Weight - Body

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

19g (0.7oz)
Weight - Cap
14g (0.5oz)
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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Susan C.

Very well-made pen that writes like a dream.

Love this pen

Writes beautifully. Soft controllable nib with relatively heavy ink flow. I've had many compliments on appearance.

Favorite Pen?

Having previously owned a plastic Falcon, I knew that the nib style is really in tandem with my writing style. The weight of the metal in this pen was not as much as I expected it to be, but that extra bit of weight makes all the difference in the way the pen lays in my hand. It feels great, and just *feels* like a luxury pen somehow. Worth the extra dough to upgrade to the metal, IMO. The soft/flex nib style definitely isn't for everyone. For me, this one has just the right amount of give and resistance to provide variance in lettering with different strokes. The SEF for me is just about perfect. It doesn't feel too thin. There's a tiny bit of tooth to the SEF compared to the SF (I have both) but still produces a consistent line. I have the habit of pressing a bit harder than I need to, but the SEF won't tear the page and will only leave a slight impression if pushed to its limits. The SF is extremely smooth but obviously produces a slightly thicker line, but the difference is almost negligible.

Kyle M.
Such a great pen from a great company

I have a few fountain pens, to include some of the fancier brands and this pen / nib / feed is probably one of my favorite to write with. I have found that the FA nib on my 912 is a bit too soft but fun when you really want to flex, the montblanc flex nib is pretty nice but a bit too bold when not flexed (i have the 2018 / older broader flex nib from montblanc, i have heard that the newer ones are finer point), this is my every day writing pen because most of my notes are in a smaller notebook and i like to get as much as i can on each page. It also holds a ton of ink, i feel like i hardly ever have to refill it. THANK YOU GOULET PENS... i'll be back for more

Nicki F.
A masterpiece of a pen

This is my second pilot falcon! This is my first metal one. I mosty use this pen for drawing, and it is spectacular. It's super responsive, sleek, and soft. The weight of it feels amazing in my hand. It's the perfect drawing companion.

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.