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Product Code PN60464

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Product Code PN60464

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MSRP $320.00

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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 pale blue 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.

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 32 reviews
Jennifer S.
Easy peezy for beginner

I love my pen! I'm a beginner & it's very easy to use right away for me. Thanks!


It writes well, but I can't even set it on the desk, or it leaks into the cap. As a result, I hardly use it. Pretty disappointing.

Quinn T.
Pretty remarkable with some learning

For most, this will be a great buy! I believe this pen will be a natural enhancement to your writing without really having to think too much about pressure. If you hold pens with a typical 3 or 4 point grip where the tips of all fingers come together, it will likely be pretty natural. I personally feel I need more time with this one to get the most out of the possible line variation, but I like adjusting my technique to fit the pen I'm writing with. The way I usually grip pens can put them pointing about a 30-45 degree angle away from my wrist. It's a very neutral grip for me that lets me write for a long time without feeling stretching and tightness on the inside of my wrist or hand. But it does seem to make it difficult to vary the pressure in a way that uses the bounce this nib can provide. The pictures are first what I think is the most common grip and the second is my default where the thumb crosses further back.

Great soft-flex pen

This is my first soft-flex nib as well as my first gold nib. This pens writes beautifully on good paper. It does give a little bit of feedback, but it not enough to complain about. I still am trying to perfect writing with a flex nib to get the varying line thickness so I can't comment on how well the soft-fine nib does for that. Overall, this is a great pen to write with. It is not back heavy when the cap is posted, which make it easy to write with posted. The amount of ink the CON-70 converter holds is nice so you don't have to fill the converter that often. It took a couple of time to learn how to get a full full from the converter, but with a little patience it it easy to completely fill. I would highly recommend this pen if if you are looking for a nicer higher priced pen. I'm glad I purchased it. As an end note, the sapphire color is amazing. It is not too purple and would be a great pen for anybody.

William D.
Beautiful pen!

Aesthetically, mechanically, functionally superb! A pleasure to hold & use!

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.