Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pens



– Each pen set contains either a 1.5, 2.4, 3.8 or 6mm Parallel Pen
– Two cartridges, a converter, nib cleaner and instruction booklet
– Two different ink colors can flow fro the same nib for a beautiful graduated effect
– Unique ‘Parallel Plate’ Nib Technology allows you to produce clearer sharper writing than with any other pen
– Refillable – Pilot calligraphy refill model #77313 and additional colors sold separately

Pilot is one of the largest writing instrument manufacturers in the world, spanning the entire gamut from inexpensive ballpoints, rollerballs, felt tips and fineliners to exquisite maki – e pens under their luxury brand name, Namiki, and the superb Iroshizuko Irrespective of price, the company is totally committed to producing quality products. 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.