Pilot Custom 743
C

Based on 41 reviews

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  • Great for beginners
  • Smooth writing experience
  • Comes with a B nib
  • Writes like a dream
  • Appears to be legitimate

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A winner!
As an owner of 912 FA I wanted to try the larger 15 nib. It does not disappoint. It's really smooth across the paper. Flexes wonderfully and there has been hardly any railroading. A revelation to someone who is a fan of vintage flex. The service from Pensachi.com is second to none. They are very hel...
5/5
Emma K on May 13
53 years ago
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I bought the wrong converter (Con-70) for my Pilot Metro. What pen should I buy to fit this converter? Budget is less than $200
Lmao this post is peak /r/fountainpens.
I also vote for the Kakuno, though if you're really eager to spend the money there are a couple of the Pilot Custom pens that take the CON-70 and are very nice.
This pen is ... as hoped..
While I am not a 'flexy' writer (I'm ... a semi legible writer just wanting to add character to the semi-legibility: value added!) I've wanted a 743 with FA for a while. The 743 is an extremely comfortable pen for long writing sessions - beautifully balanced, with just the right amount of heft. But ...
5/5
ethical human
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Pilot Custom 743 Falcon Fountain Pen Review
Score: 2/5. Filling System. The Custom 743 uses Pilot’s top-of-the-line Con-70 converter that is considered by many to be the best converter on the market
NegativeNegative
4 months ago
blakesbroadcast.com
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Highly recommended pen for those who value the writing experience
I ordered this pen with a B nib and I'm really happy. It glides on the paper, the width of the line and the wetness of the nib is perfect for me (I'd say the width of the line is like the one you get from the M nib from European pens, but super smooth and without QC issues). I'm also very happy with...
5/5
Maria Martin on Nov 16
53 years ago
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Received a genuine C743
Can't find the pen through most reputable US pen retailers, but could easily find it on Amazon. Came in the right box, with all the right tags, stickers, and inclusions. Writes like a dream and is appears to be absolutely legitimate. You might be able to get it a tad bit cheaper going through a popu...
5/5
Evan Dewey
4 months ago
amazon.com
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Great Pen
I bought the Pilot Custom 743 in a bold nib and it is glorious. It has the classic cigar shaped design that’s really comfortable in the hand. The nib is extremely smooth with very little feedback. It lays down a thick and wet line that glides effortlessly across the page. Absolutely love this pen. I...
5/5
Lisa Pottinger on Sep 19
53 years ago
pensachi.com
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Great service and nib options
I ordered the custom 743 with a SFM nib. Pensachi is one of few retailers that offer the whole range of nibs for the 743. This is my first fountain pen and I find it easy to write with. Using iroshizuku ink, I wouldn't want the ink flow to be any wetter. When writing at the "sweet spot" an...
5/5
Min Gee So on May 25
53 years ago
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An exceptional pen
Wow, this pen is as good as a Montblanc in looks and in the quality of the nib, but at a much, much lower price! The medium nib is buttery smooth, a true Western medium, not the fine that many other Japanese mediums tend to be. The nib is practically on par with the nib on my Pilot Custom 823, my fa...
5/5
Adair
5 months ago
amazon.com
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Highly recommended pen for those who value the writing experience
I ordered this pen with a B nib and I'm really happy. It glides on the paper, the width of the line and the wetness of the nib is perfect for me (I'd say the width of the line is like the one you get from the M nib from European pens, but super smooth and without QC issues). I'm also very happy ...
5/5
Maria Martin on Nov 16
53 years ago
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Specs

Product Dimensions

5.9 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Point Type

Medium

Included Components

Ink Cartridge