Body Material: Plastic
Length (capped): 5.32"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 4.74"
Length (posted): 5.87"
Barrel Diameter: 0.45"
Section Diameter: 0.34"
Nib type: Japanese
Nib material: 22K gold plated steel
Weight: 13 g/0.5 oz
Barrel design: Round, torpedo
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Where to buy: Jstationery
There is no packaging for the Pilot 78G. At this low price, I'm not surprised. I don't mind - I only have so much space for pen packaging.
I inked this pen with Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue, having just received a new bottle of it. The nib puts down a really nice, consistent, smooth line of ink. There is a small amount of feedback but to a level that I enjoy. I really like to hear the sound of the paper and sometimes I like to feel the paper, particularly with italic/stub nibs, usually because I use them for calligraphy-type writing and I tend to go slower when using them. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but it's just my personal preference.
acrylic pens have, but it isn't uncomfortable in any way.
- Comes with an aerometric converter.
- Converter can be removed if you prefer Pilot ink cartridges.
- Lightweight plastic pen.
- A few body colours are available.
- Functional, sturdy clip.
- Nib and feed section can be removed from the pen.
- Plastic barrel looks like it can be converted to an eyedropper, if you are so inclined.
- Barrel is easy to scratch.
- Not available in a rounded broad nib.
- Small ink capacity.
For the price of the Pilot 78G, you can't really go wrong. It is a nice, light, attractive pen that is available in several body colours and with interesting nibs. The broad italic writes really nicely and reminds me of the Pilot Plumix, although I feel it writes even nicer and is a nicer pen overall. I highly recommend this pen to new users and even to experienced users who are looking for a fun nib or a knockabout fountain pen, or just something new and different to add to your collection.
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