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

2017-10-11T14:20:23+00:00 December 30th, 2013|Pen Reviews|7 Comments
  • Rafael Pappalardo

    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.

  • Haha, okay it's not that bad 😉 Probably more infatuation than love!

  • anaximander70

    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?

  • Waski_the_Squirrel

    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.

  • Carol

    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!

  • Michael

    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.

  • zac

    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?