Pilot Metal Falcon Fountain Pen - Burgundy, Soft Extra-Fine
The Pilot Metal Falcon is a metal version of the very popular Falcon
series. Slightly larger and heavier than the resin Falcon, this pen has a
soft 14k rhodium-plated 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. This burgundy fountain
pen has a soft extra-fine nib and comes in a nice Pilot gift box.
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 burgundy 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.