Bottom Shelf: This pen has been gently used, but is otherwise in great shape. While every effort to clean these pens is made, as they are not brand new, you might see residual ink or water. All Bottom Shelf sales are final.
This gorgeous Pilot Custom 743 fountain pen comes in a black resin body with gold accents. The #15 size 14k gold nib comes in a wide range of nib size options: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Double Broad, and the soft Falcon. Each nib has a unique, smooth and effortless writing experience.
The Custom 743 fountain pen has the same size body as the Custom 823 but fills with a CON-70 converter or Pilot ink cartridge. It comes in a gift box with a 70ml bottle of Pilot Blue ink.
Whether planning on gifting this exquisite pen, or writing with it personally daily, the Custom 743 offers an unsurpassed writing experience that will delight fountain pen aficionados.
- Bottom Shelf
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- 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, 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
- 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
- 12.5mm (0.5in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 15.6mm (0.6in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 19.8mm (0.8in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 131mm (5.2in)
- Length - Cap
- 71.5mm (2.8in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23mm (0.9in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 149mm (5.9in)
- 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.
- 164mm (6.5in)
- Weight - Body
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- Weight - Cap
- 10g (0.4oz)
- Weight - Overall (g)
FAQs about The Bottom Shelf
What does the Bottom Shelf mean?
The Bottom Shelf is for an item that cannot be sold as brand new. There will be detailed in each product description, but generally it means a product has been pre-owned and used in some fashion, or show slight signs of use or visual imperfections, including but not limited to scratches, dents, or dings. All items on the Bottom shelf will function as new.
Bottom Shelf items are not eligible for returns.
What if I have a problem with my Bottom Shelf item?
Since we have tested every used item before putting listing it online, Bottom Shelf items are not eligible for return. However, our Customer Care team will be happy to help you troubleshoot if needed.
Can I see what my actual item looks like before I purchase it?
We do not rephotograph items when listing them on the Bottom Shelf, but the product description should describe what, if any, differences you should expect from what is pictured.