Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen - Blue, Medium

MSRP $200.00
Product Code PN60696
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
The Pilot Custom 74 is a simple yet sophisticated fountain pen. The minimalistic design with a transparent blue cap and barrel make it a must-have for any pen enthusiast. This fountain pen features a 14k rhodium-plated medium nib and is packaged in an elegant Pilot gift box.
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Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen - Blue, Medium

The Pilot Custom 74 is a simple yet sophisticated fountain pen. The minimalistic design with a transparent blue cap and barrel make it a must-have for any pen enthusiast.

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. It also accepts Pilot/Namiki ink cartridges (one is included).

This fountain pen features a 14k rhodium-plated medium nib. Each Custom 74 pen is packaged in an elegant Pilot gift box.

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Pilot Custom 74
Body Color
Body Material
Cap Type
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Nib Color
Nib Material
14kt Gold
Nib Size
Diameter - Body
12mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip
9.7mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
125mm (4.9in)
Length - Cap
66mm (2.6in)
Length - Nib
19mm (0.7in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
143mm (5.6in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
155mm (6.1in)
Weight - Body
14g (0.5oz)
Weight - Cap
8g (0.3oz)
Weight - Overall
22g (0.8oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
Max Ink Capacity - Converter
Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pen - Blue, Medium is rated 4.5385 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite so far. I've had this pen for about a month now, I think. In that time it's become my absolute favorite pen. The nib was almost perfect out of the box, and just needed a small bit of tine alignment. Once that was taken care of, it was perfect. Like writing on glass. The flow was great, and I haven't done anything as far as adjustment with it. I think the only complaint I have with this pen is that the Con-70 is just a bit of a pain to clean out. If you're looking for your first gold nib, this is a wonderful choice.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic pen In my experience, a very, very smooth writer. The nib has quite a bit of spring to it. With J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche it brings out shading beautifully, if you like this sort of look. The construction feels solid, but don't expect a very heavy pen. The filling mechanism is very easy to use and holds a lot of ink. The best part of this pen is the nib. I've seen so many pens that have beautiful looks but their nibs leave a lot to be desired. This pen, on the other hand, prioritizes the nib, which is how it should be. The nib is very smooth, and the feed works perfectly, making a wet line. I have another one of these pens (black, made for the Japanese market), and I think it is a tiny bit lighter, it came with a simpler filling mechanism, and in a slightly different box. Both pens are fantastic.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine Writing Pen I have two of the Pilot Custom 74 Fountain Pens in medium. I have been a fan of Pilot pens for years and found these pens to be up to par with the Custom 823s and Vanishing Points I own. I keep the pens scrupulously clean between ink changes and have never had problems with flow or bleeding. I even took the two pens on a five week photography jaunt on the Colorado Plateau in March 2012 to maintain a journal. I had no problems with the pens . These pens write well. I have Sailor, Nakaya, and Platinum pens and these Pilot pens can hold their own in for performance. I do find the pens are small for my hands, because I don't like posting pens (it marks the barrel). They carry a nice ink supply, but cleaning the CON-70 converter is best done with a syringe you can buy from Goulet. I like the clear bodies. I am pleased that Goulet continues to carry them and day are not just a passing fancy.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good 'n Wet (Both) Very comfortable, lightweight, gorgeous design, writes wonderfully. Balance is great posted or not, and I usually prefer posting this one. Attractive and nicely-proportioned clip, and dark rounded end caps are an appealing trim. Quite small ink capacity, though, likely due to the button filler converter and medium nib. Very wet with Pilot Iroshizuku Moonlight ink (tsuki-yo) & Rhodia paper. If flexing moderately it takes over a minute to dry, and I find splatters on clothes & desk without realizing how I've flicked it. Must try different inks, wear darker clothes (!), plus other converter designs are available. I'm becoming a compulsive cap cleaner now that I can see (if I intentionally look) ink splatter inside the translucent cap. The blue multi-tone shading of the internal mechanisms is a satisfyingly varied techno presentation. Contradictions balance out for me this way - this is a fantastic device. Between a small Noodler and 3 Lamys, this may become my favorite pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good - marred by slight skipping in one direction It is a good pen. The nib feels a bit soft as I expected. The flow is wet which is good. However, there is a slight problem with the ink flow in one direction. The ink lightens up as one draws the pen from right to left.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good writer, smaller than expected Overall a good pen but at this price point I prefer the Lamy 2000 or even the Franklin-Christoph 02. Based on reviews I guess I was a little underwhelmed after actually getting to experience it for myself. As far as size, it was smaller than I expected. I went through the process of using the Pen Plaza (a fantastic resource) and thought that in comparison to the Lamy Safari it would be of sufficient size unposted but it is a little on the small side. I would say I have average sized hands. Posted, the pen is much more manageable but these days I have been moving away from posting so it comes up a little short. In thinking about it, it is not so much about the body but the nib size, this pen would benefit from a beefed up nib to give added extension from the section. The smaller nib makes it seems cramped near the page if you hold the pen on the section. All in all a good pen, a great writer. Nothing negative about the pen just personal preference. M nib, filled w/ yama-budo.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! This pen has a super nib. If you like some spring in your nib you will love this pen. The nib is on the wet side and very responsive. I purchased the medium nib and could not be more happy!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Pen This is a beautiful pen and very well crafted. The color is richer, deeper, than I was expecting, which I like, but the ink level is clearly visible. I bought a medium nib and it has no issues - smooth, wet, reliable. It produces a somewhat thicker line than I anticipated but that might just be quirk of the nib I have. Seems to be pretty much the equivalent of a western medium but it is pleasure to write with. The nib has a bit of spring to it but it is not a flex nib so don?t expect much line variation. The converter is interesting, holds a nice amount of ink and is a snap to use. Overall I am very pleased and think the received value corresponds fairly to the price paid. Service was flawless and packaging was nuke-proof. Thanks to Team Goulet.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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