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The first PILOT pen was launched in Japan in 1918. At this time, the country was opening up to Western influence and was importing European techniques. Trade agreements and contracts were being concluded and the Japanese, whose writing was not very adapted to the demands of commercial trade, quickly had to simplify the lines of their ideograms. Many pen factories were set up in the Land of the Rising Sun at this time.

The founder of the one of these, Ryosuke Namki, a mechanical engineer and a teacher at the Tokyo Merchant Marine College, was both won over by the ingenuity of these writing instruments - which his contempories called "10,000 year paint brushes" due to the uninterrupted flow from their ink reserve - and at a the same time convinced of their imperfections. Using his skills in industrial engineering, he created a high-quality prototype. After signing a partnership agreement with one of his colleagues, Masao Wada, he set up the Namki Manufacturing Company, with a corporate capital of 200,000 Yen, and launched the production of his fountain pens.

To pay homage to the sea, their other shared interest, the two partners named the brand PILOT, as a reference to the captain of the ship. In 1938 the company became the PILOT brand to position itself at the cutting edge of worldwide technology in writing instruments.

Pilot Acroball
Combines high style with smooth hybrid ink for incredibly effortless writing.

Pilot Ageless Future
The Ageless Future Collection from Pilot features a unique double twist-tip.

Pilot Ageless Mosaic

The Mosaic assortment of pens comes with metal barrels with a checkerboard pattern in Red, Purple and Silver.

Pilot Ageless Present
The Ageless Collection of Ballpoints from Pilot exudes timelessness, quality and performance.

Axiom Collection by Pilot
The Axiom offers both style and writing comfort. Each Axiom ballpoint pen has a distinguished retractable flair.

Pilot Camo Pens
Write with pride with Pilot's Camo ballpoint pens and enjoy over half a mile of smooth writing.

Pilot Custom 74 Pens
These clear demonstrator fountain pens are simple, yet elegant writing instruments with a solid gold nib.

Pilot Custom 823 Pens
Amber translucent cap and barrel fitted with a 14k nib and fills by unique vacuum filling system.

Dr. Grip Center of Gravity
Recommended for ease of use by the Arthritis Foundation. Designed with the perfect weight and distribution.


Metal Falcon Flexible Nib Collection Designed by Namiki
The metal Falcon Collection by Pilot soars to new writing heights with it's infamous flexible nib designed by Namiki.

Metal Fermo Collection
The Pilot Fermo Series add a new twist to the familiar style. As with the other vanishing point pens the...
Pilot G2 Premium
Pilot G2 Premium
Retractable and refillable, G2 offers extreme value with longest lasting ink!

Pilot G2 Pro
The G2 Pro offers sleek, new styling with metal accents.
Pilot Heritage 92
Pilot Heritage 92 Pens
The Heritage 92 becomes a new experience with each ink color used.
Pilot Justus 95
Pilot Justus 95 Collection
Innovative adjustable 14k gold nib that goes from firm to a semi-flex.

Pilot Knight Collection
The Knight Collection is reminiscent of old-world style and appeal while featuring a sleek, contemporary aesthetic.
Pilot MR Animal Collection
Pilot Metropolitan Animal
The new Pilot MR animal Collection with animal motifs on middle ring.


Pilot Metropolitan
Brass barrel with stainless steel accents and nib. Sleek and elegant cigar shape profile.


Pilot Parallel
Unique parallel plate structure achieves a more beautiful and sharper handwriting than existing calligraphy pens.

Pilot Plumix
Fashionable, refillable fountain pen that's convenient and easy to use. Plus advanced Ink Feed System for smooth writing.

Pilot Precise V5
Advanced Ink Feed System for smooth, skip free writing.

Pilot Prera
The Prera Fountain Pen collection by Pilot Pen is available in 7 different colors. Each pen is infused with frosted and a uniquely colored accents.
Pilot Stanza
Pilot Stanza Ballpens
With a classic yet modern style, the Stanza Ball Point delivers a smooth writing performance.

Pilot Stargazer
The Pilot Stargazer is on the smaller side, so you can keep it in your pocket. Featuring solid brass cap and barrel.

Pilot Vanishing Point Ballpens
Now, the Vanishing Point is available as a retractable ballpoint pen, offering style and sophistication in a variety of classic colors.

Pilot Vanishing Point GA
Pilot Namiki Vanishing Point Collection Gold Accents Fountain Pens. New stylish form...same innovative function!

Pilot Vanishing Point Metallic
The New Vanishing Point Metallics Collection introduces a radiant spectrum of dramatic barrel colors with metallic finishes.

Pilot Vanishing Point
The Vanishing Point retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance. Its brilliant design and ingenious technology.
Pilot 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Vanishing Point
Pilot 50th Anniversary Vanishing Point
Comes in a maple wood body with gold hardware and 18kt nib. Only 900 will be made worldwide.

Pilot Varsity
Fashionable, disposable fountain pen that's convenient and easy to use. Features a Retro styled barrel.
pilot down forcePilot Down Force
Pressured ink refill system - writes smoothly at any angle.

Pilot G-Tec-C
Gel Ink Pen that allows extremely micro fine and ultra fine writing.

Pilot FriXion
A breakthrough in erasable ink technology. Pilot pens erase by friction!
  pilot namiki bottled ink
Pilot/Namiki Bottled Ink
Owning a fountain pen becomes an adventure when you explore the inks of the Pilot / Namiki Iroshizuku collection.
 

 

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