Pilot

The first PILOT pens were launched in Japan in 1918. At this time, the country was opening up to Western influences and was importing European techniques.

Trade agreements and contracts were being signed and the Japanese whose writing was poorly suited to the demands of commercial trade quickly had to simplify the lines of their characters and adopt international calligraphy standards. Many pen manufacturers were set up in Japan during this time. 

Ryosuke NAMIKI, a mechanical engineer and professor at the Tokyo Merchant Marine Collage, was captivated by the ingenuity of these fountain pens which his contemporaries called "10,000 year brushes" because of their uninterrupted ink flow. However, at the same time Ryosuke NAMIKI remained convinced about their imperfections 

Using his skills in industrial engineering, he created a high quality prototype of his own design. After forming a partnership with one of his colleagues, Masao WADA, he created the NAMIKI MANUFACTURING COMPANY and started producing fountain pens. 

As a tribute to their other shared passion, the sea, the pair used the brand name PILOT, referring to the fleet's flagship. 

In 1938 the company became the PILOT PEN Co Ltd, then in 1989 the PILOT CORPORATION, a modern name covering the decades of creativity, innovation and design which have enabled the PILOT brand to position itself as the world leader in writing instrument technology. 

Pilot BRFN10M Gel Ballpoint Refill

Pilot BRFN10M Gel Ballpoint Refill

A gel based ballpoint refill to fit the Pilot Coupe and Pilot MR ballpoint pens.  This refill h..

£2.10 Ex Tax: £1.75

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Black

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Black

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Champagne Pink

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Champagne Pink

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Dark Blue

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Dark Blue

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Mica Grey

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Mica Grey

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Pearl White

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Pearl White

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Red

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Red

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Violet

Pilot Capless Decimo Fountain Pen, Violet

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black and White

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black and White

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black Graphite

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black Graphite

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black with Gold Accents

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black with Gold Accents

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black with Rhodium Accents

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Black with Rhodium Accents

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Blue Graphite

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Blue Graphite

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Blue with Gold Accents

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Blue with Gold Accents

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Blue with Rhodium Accents

Pilot Capless Fountain Pen, Blue with Rhodium Accents

The Capless retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance.  Its br..

£178.50 Ex Tax: £148.75

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