The Namiki Falcon (in yellow gold trim) has long been a staple in the fountain pen world for it’s soft nib. Pilot has knocked one out of the park this time by introducing the same pen in a rhodium trim version, as well as expanding the nib offering to include a soft extra-fine!
Here are some time markers for the video:
- Pilot/Namiki rebranding explanation (0:32)
- Similarities between Namiki gold trim and Pilot rhodium trim (2:04)
- Metal Falcon video reference (3:16)
- Differences between Namiki gold trim and Pilot rhodium trim (3:40)
- Box changes (5:22)
- Filling the pen (5:58)
The new Pilot Falcon has a couple of slight cosmetic changes from the Namiki Falcon, namely the trim color (rhodium instead of gold), “Pilot” branding on the centerband instead of “Namiki”, a metal finial inlay, and a slightly larger trim ring near the threads on the grip. The most important difference (in my mind) is that the Pilot Falcon is available with a soft extra-fine nib, something that you could previously get only by paying out $240 for a Pilot Metal Falcon, or by getting a custom grind on the $144 Namiki Falcon.
Now though, you can get that amazingly thin extra-fine nib from the factory on a $144 Pilot Falcon, and get an impressive amount of flex.
|Pilot Falcon, 14k gold nib with rhodium plating, rhodium trim|
|Pilot Falcon 14k gold nib is soft, which means you can flex it for line variation|
|Pilot Falcon is very similar to Namiki Falcon, with subtle design changes including the inlaid finial|
I’ll have a couple of other videos to come out over the next week on filling the Falcon and doing a writing comparison with it and a couple of other pens, so look out for those! Thanks for watching today and let me know any questions you have in the comments below.