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Monday, December 30, 2013

Writing with Pilot (Namiki) Falcon Soft Extra-Fine Fountain Pen



Because you can now get the Pilot Falcon pen in rhodium trim as well as a soft extra-fine nib, I wanted to show you how it writes and compare it to the soft fine Namiki Falcon as well as the soft extra-fine Pilot Metal Falcon. I ink them all up with the delicious Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki ink and take them for a test drive on Rhodia No. 16 dotpad 80g paper.

This is to follow up on the broader overview video I did on the Pilot Falcon and how it compares to the Namiki Falcon, as well as the luscious video I did showing off the Pilot Falcon soft extra-fine nib (where I don't talk, it's all pen, baby).

Clearly I'm gushing over this pen as I can't stop shooting videos on it! What are your thoughts? Hit me up in the comments.

Write On,
Brian Goulet

7 comments:

  1. It seems you have falled in love.
    Put the Falcon in a safe place at night. Rachel can get jealous.
    I wish you a wonderful new year.

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  2. Haha, okay it's not that bad ;) Probably more infatuation than love!

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  3. Thanks for doing these vids about the new Falcon. Looks like a great pen. I'm curious to know how the new EF would perform for Spencerian. Do you know of anyone using it for that purpose?

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  4. I like the way this pen writes, but this makes me a bit curious: how does the writing with this pen compare to the Pilot Justus 95? This pen is also supposed to have a soft nib at the right setting.

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  5. I'm a total Falcons fan, so visions of EF nibs have been dancing in my head since I heard about this. That said, I'm partial to gold, so I wish that was an option. And while we're wishing for stuff, I hope that the FA nib will show up on your site sometime soon as well.



    BTW, thanks for clarifying the feed drag issue--although at some point you described your writing as heavy-handed, so it seemed like angle and pressure were the causes of that. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  6. Is the SEF nib easier to spring? I would like to get one of these but I am paranoid about ruining it if my technique isn't right.

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  7. I'm new to this so forgive me if this is a silly question. What is the difference between this and a flex nib? just a little less spring?

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