1968 Burgundy and Satin Rose gold "Elite" Pocket Fountain Pen
One of our favourites, this nifty, lipstick-like pen, unchanged since its inception in 1968, combines retro looks and clever pocket-size design with standout nib performance.
The nib, made in-house by Pilot, is 14k gold; again a gauge of quality where fountain pens are concerned. Softer than steel, like a well-worn ring, the gold nib will ease into the the shape of your handwriting. No scratchiness guaranteed, just pure smoothness.
When closed, this pen measures only 11cm, but sits comfortably in the hand when opened and "capped". It is lightweight but well balanced, and can be used both for quick jotting as well as serious writing despite its small size.
Body material: Acrylic resin
Nib size: Medium
Nib material: 14k gold
Cap type: Slip cap
Cartridge type: Takes Pilot cartridges which can be found here; or can be used with a converter cartridge and used with bottled fountain pen ink.
Dimensions: closed 11.9cm, open and capped 14.7cm
Included: presentation box, one black ink cartridge
Made in Japan