Pilot Limited Edition 1960s 1st Grance Model Gold Plated F Fine Nib Fountain Pen
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Pilot Limited Edition 1960s 1st Grance Model Gold Plated F Fine Nib Fountain Pen:
Pilot Limited Edition 1960s 1st Grance Model Gold Plated F Fine Nib Fountain Pen Pilot Limited Edition 1960s 1st Grance Model Gold Plated F Fine Nib Fountain Pen HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
Pilot Limited Edition 1960s 1st Grance Model
Stainless Steel Gold Plated F Nib Fountain Pen
I first noticed this pen for sale at Maruzen shop in Ginza at Tokyo. The longer I looked at it, the more certain I became that I wanted this pen. At that point I had just paid for a major pen purchase so I decided to just window shopping at that time. In April, last year when i visited Ginza (Shopping district) again, I decided to have it and was lucky enough to buy it. For my beloved buyers who do not know what vintage model it is, i would like to write a review for you here as this is the very 1st base model of modern Grance model and discontinued production back in 1960s. You cannot get this model is any vintage shop or market, because whoever has it does not sell it at the pen is too beautiful to give away.
The pen is limited edition from Pilot Only sold in 1960s and Discontinued
Not available in the market & Collective item
111.6 mm. (cap closed), Posted 131.2 mm
1st GRANCE MODEL:
This pen is the Pilot base model for today’s catalog model Grance full Sterling Silver model: FG-3MS-SB; the straight lined version. I preferred the look of this straight fluted body design so much and no wonder whoever has it, does not want let go off it. I had bought the pen with a Fine nib.
MY FIRST IMPRESSION:
The pen came packaged in the standard Pilot pen case. The pen was sealed in a polythene wrapper with a hang tag on the clip as is the usual practice with Pilot pens. I felt so excited about the pen when I opened the pen. The polished and fluted silver barrel and cap reflect light in a very attractive way. I am not sure if my words are enough in describing the beauty of the pen, however I have taken some snaps which I hope will help convey its beauty.
Stocking Price for Pen Body: $250
THIS MODEL IS SAILOR’S INSPIRATION FOR CHALANA MODEL:
I carefully uncapped the pen to reveal the small, but correct in proportion, Pilot nib. This has a stainless steel gold plated nib is extra ordinary looking, also I would like to mention, its gold plating matches the golden trim on the silver pen.
This model is also an inspiration to Sailor’s Chalana slim fountain pens which is also discontinued in production. The only reason Pilot did not make the nib in gold version because the nib is very soft in this kind of small edition pen. Since the gold is already very soft it will be easily broken if the gold was used to make the nib section. The pen is quite small if the capped is closed, however, if you post the cap it is the best size for your writing.
MY WRITING EXPERIENCE:
Generally Pilot nib sizes run one size smaller than their western counterparts. Pen nib features gold plated and the flow is even and the nib is tolerant to variations in angle, in short the nib has a very large sweet spot. About the writing experience, the nib is butter smooth as is expected from a Pilot.
Comparing it with my Custom 74, which is a Size 5 14k, Custom 74 seemed to write a wetter line, perhaps due to the bigger sized nib. For this pen, the nib does write smoother when compared to my Customs.
Please check the pictures for details
LinePilot Limited Edition Grance
Reference1st Grance Base Model 1960s
MaterialSilver Coating Stainless Steel Pen Body
ColorSilver & Gold
NibStainless Steel Gold Pleated Fine Nib
Artisan namePilotClosing SystemSnap-on
Filling SystemCartridge / Converter (Cartridge Included)
length111.6 mm. (cap closed), Posted 131.2 mm
Barrel width8.2 mm
PackagingPilot box and Accessories
Country of ManufactureJapan
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