on salePilot Custom Heritage 92 Fountain Pen - Clear

Product Code PN60586

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on salePilot Custom Heritage 92 Fountain Pen - Clear

Product Code PN60586

In Stock

out of stock


MSRP $300.00

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The Pilot Custom Heritage 92 fountain pen uses a rotating suction mechanism (piston-fill). The clear demonstrator allows you to see both the color and the amount of the remaining ink in the barrel, and it is complemented by silver trim. The rhodium-plated 14k gold nib maximizes the functionality and smooth writing of a fountain pen, achieving the strength of character nuance. Each Custom Heritage 92 pen is merchandised in an elegant Pilot gift box.

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
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Grip Material
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
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
11.7mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.1mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17.4mm (0.7in)
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.

122mm (4.8in)
Length - Cap
64mm (2.5in)
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)
136mm (5.4in)
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.

151mm (5.9in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

12g (0.4oz)
Weight - Cap
8g (0.3oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.


Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
I think it's worth it

I love this pen in a fine nib. I bought it before I discovered Goulet Pen Company, and recently realized I hadn't reviewed it anywhere. Although this pen is on the pricy side compared to the Custom 74, it competes well in the gold nib with piston category, which is what I wanted. That it's a demonstrator is a plus for a pen you can't open to check ink levels. The piston is smooth and the whole pen has been reliable. It's a workhorse pen that's a joy to write with.

Chris B.
Very impressed!

So first let me say that I am new to fountain pens, having only used one drugstore cartridge style one before that was a nightmare. That being said, so far I am thoroughly pleased with my new custom heritage 92 medium nib. I specifically wanted one that was a piston style filler, and have found that the mechanism is solid and easy to use.After trying some iridescent ink, I used some warm soapy water to help clear everything out, and that soap seams to have washed out some of the lubricant on the piston seal, so now there is s little more resistance when cycling the piston, but everything still seems to work fine.Writing with the pen is quite enjoyable. The nib glides smoothly on the paper, and on most papers with mild pressure will leave lines similar to an UNI-ball Elite Vision with 8mm ball. You can slightly vary line width with writing pressure, but it is a very small amount. The ink chamber holds a good amount of ink, probably enough to 3 or 4 days of pretty significant use. I picked the clear version because I love seeing the inner workings of things, but from a practical standpoint, it has also proved helpful when flushing out to a new ink to make sure all of the old stuff is completely purged, as you can see not only the ink reservoir, but also the entire feed. The pen is made mostly of plastic, but it doesn't feel cheap. I partly picked Pilot because they are a brand I am familiar with from other writing implements, and felt like they wouldn't make a bad product. I picked the medium nib because I read that Japanese nibs tend to be finer than other manufacturers, and I wanted a bold, robust line. As mentioned above, the writing is similar to an UNI-ball Elite Vision with 8mm ball. You can try one of those for $2.50 and get the idea before making the plunge on this guy. The only reason that I put the Value and Quality and "High" and not "Very High" was the price point. It is a well made pen in my opinion, and I enjoy it very much. I'm just not sure if it's a $240 pen. Though if I lost or damaged this one, I would likely buy another, so take that for what it is, lol...

Nice demonstrator

I am enjoying my Pilot CH 92 demonstrator with a medium nib. The pen is easy on the eyes and easy to use. It makes me happy to be able to ink up and see the amount of ink in the pen.

Good Writer

A very good light weight pen. Might be a bit on the small side for people with large hands. I prefer to use it it posted because I find it too short and not as comfortable without posting. I have the broad and I have to say that it does use ink much faster then if it were a F or EF so keep that in mind if you want to write for long periods of time. I just inked it up with Diamine Purple Dream and I find that it is a very wet and smooth writer. Definitely less scratchy then my TWSBIs but not as comfortable to hold. I have both the VAC700R and the TWSBI 580L and I find those two pens much more comfortable to hold during long writing session. The TWSBIs also feel like they are of higher quality in my hands when I am holding them because they are heavier and have more of a heft to them when you are holding them in your hands. Even looking at them side by side without knowing the cost, the TWSBIs look more expensive then the Pilot Custom Heritage 92 but the Custom Heritage 92 beats the TWSBIs hands down in terms of smoothness of writing and it feels less scratchy and has less feedback when you are writing with it.

Nice Pen

Great looking, high quality pen with a wonderful nib (smooth, great flow).

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.