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Product Code PN18775

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on salePilot Custom 743 Fountain Pen - Verdigris

Product Code PN18775

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MSRP $420.00

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A US exclusive color! This gorgeous Pilot Custom 743 fountain pen comes in a green 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 the included 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.

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, 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
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Double Broad, Falcon
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)
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.

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)

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Beautiful color, superb nib

I had been wanting either this or the 823 for quite a while, leaning to the 743 for easier cleaning and the FA nib. I didn't know about the verdigris though and once I found out I had to have it! It looks amazing in person. The nib is nice and bouncy. I have a 912 FA and this is definitely less soft, but it still flexes a bit when slight pressure is applied. I enjoy this more for daily writing as it's easier to control the flex and its stock performance is more consistent despite not having an ebonite feed. It's wet enough to prevent any railroading or hard starts in the two weeks I've had it. It is a Pilot fine with no pressure and I've pushed it to match my Kaweco Sport BB. The bottle of ink it came with is excellent as well if blue is your color. I first tested with that and currently am using Iroshizuku syo-ro with no flow issues of any kind. Currently my most expensive pen but I couldn't be happier with my choice. It was worth every dime.

Marianne E.
Pilot custom 743 Revew

Excellent writing experience

LOVE this pen...

I don't know which I love more, the color, or the writing experience as they are both amazing. Verdigris is the only way to describe the color. It is blue and green at the same time, but neither at the same time. It is beautiful, and goes well with Private Reserve Blue Suede. The writing experience is truly amazing. I like my Japanese extra fine, and this one is smooth as silk and the perfect fine line to go with my tiny handwriting. As usual, my package, which I ordered to celebrate a promotion at work, was packaged with a slightly ridiculous amount of care. I love how Goulet Pens always makes every customer and every order feel like it was the most important thing they had to take care of that day. It keeps my coming back for more.

Unbelievably smooth for a flex nib!

I got this pen with the FA nib along with the Mag600. This definitely doesn't 'flex' as much but it is more than enough for beautiful line variation but the best part is the smoothness! Almost all 'flex' nibs I use are by nature a little toothy but this nib has just a tad bit of feedback which I prefer anyway compared to the 'writing on glass feeling.' Overall it's pilot quality with a phenomenal nib and if you're looking at pens like this you know what you like and this one won't disappoint.

Sonja H.
Pen is fantastic

Smooth, the double broad shows off the ink so well. Much better than my Platinum 3376 Coarse. I adore this pen!!

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.