In 1915 Ryosuki Namiki left his job and founded a small writing instrument factory near his home. When he was joined by an old friend, Masao Wada in 1918 they decided on a name – “Pilot”
Early Products were dip pens with “Namiki” 14kt Gold Nibs but in 1925 Namiki realised that Lacquered pens could be developed for the western market. This culminated in stunning decoration using the traditional art called Mak-E These pens are highly collected today and fetch considerable sums on the market.
In 1938 the company name changed to Pilot Fountain Pen Co Ltd and these later pens were branded as Pilot There then followed a period of much innovation and the company still exists today Other than the famous Namiki Laquered pens early examples of Pilots are also highly collectable and are exceptional writers
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Extremely Rare Lady Kawa FLR-700R-R TRIPLE SET in Real Black Leather and Gold filled trim. All Items – Fountain Pen, Ballpoint and Pencil are in Absolute MINT Unused condition in original Leather Case. Fountain pen – Cartridge fill – converters are available if required. Fitted with the original solid 18kt gold semi flex smooth fine tipped nib.
Extremely Rare Pilot in Real Dark Brown Lizard Skin with Gold filled trim. In Absolute MINT Unused condition. Cartridge fill – converters are available if required. Fitted with the original solid 18kt gold semi flex smooth fine tipped nib.
Pilot Vanish Point Fountain Pen in Black with gold filled trim. In MINT Condition. Comes with the original Converter. Fitted with the original 14kt gold medium tipped nib.