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 rhodium-plated 14k gold nib and 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. You can also use proprietary Pilot/Namiki ink cartridges (one is included) if you prefer. Each Custom 74 pen is packaged in an elegant Pilot gift box.
There has been a slight change to the Con-70 converter design, so the one you receive may vary from what is pictured here.
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- Fountain Pens
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, Proprietary 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
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 14kt 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
- 12mm (0.5in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 14mm (0.6in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 19mm (0.7in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 9.7mm (0.4in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 125mm (4.9in)
- 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.
- 19mm (0.7in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 143mm (5.6in)
- 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.
- 155mm (6.1in)
- Weight - Body
- 14g (0.5oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 8g (0.3oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 22g (0.8oz)
- 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.