4.89 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews.

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Brand: Pilot

Nib Customization


The Pilot Custom Urushi fountain pen is made from ebonite and coated with urushi lacquer.

It has an 18 carat gold nib and uses a cartridge/converter filling system.

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. Over the years, Pilot has developed into one of the leading fountain pen brands. By listening to their customers, Pilot’s research has enabled them to create new standards in terms of comfort and innovative products.

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9 reviews for Pilot Custom 845 Urushi Red Fountain pen

  1. English

    Robert Van Hinsbergh (verified owner)

    The Pilot 845 Urushi red fountain pen is everything that I expected.
    The colour and finish of the pen is exquisite. The gold trim design is a masterful attention to detail.
    The nib not only looks good but as expected writes like a dream, it is buttery smooth and a pleasure to write with. The filling system works well and it is easy to change inks and clean. In short an excellent buy and something that I will enjoy for many years.

  2. English

    Stefan Weber

    I bought this pen wanting the top of the line Pilot experience and it has not disappointed! I asked for the nib tune service as well. Writing is spectacular!
    Pen looks flawless with excellent tolerance in the threads. The urushi coated ebonite feels warmer than resin and the weight and balance is spot on.
    I like large pens and this fits the bill!
    Wonderful communication by Appelboom as well!

  3. English

    Louis Lepage

    The Pilot Custom 845 Urushi fountain pen (I bought the red one, medium size nib) is really a great pen. It’s a beautiful pen, of course, ans it writes really really well. Every time I use that pen, it reminds me my Pelikan M805. Both pens are about the same size (Pilot is a little bit longer) and they are both smooth writer, although the Pilot 845 shows, according to me, more feedback (what I prefer). I asked the Tune and Smooth service from Appelboom and the ink flow is perfect. Shipping was fast, service from Appelboom was, again, excellent.

  4. English

    Etienne NINITTE (verified owner)

    Oustanding pen! Perfect in all aspects, beautiful red Urushi laque with 2-tones fine nib, and a very smooth writing. It is a true delight for precise penmanship. This pen is a must-have for any fine writer. Highly recommended.

  5. English

    Arun Bharti (verified owner)

    This is a gorgeous pen. I in general love Pilot pens but then this is amazing. I really like it.

  6. English

    Pierre-Alexandre (verified owner)

    I like big nice grail pens. I love gold nibs. I heard good things about the Custom 845 Urushi. i didn’t even have another Pilot pen. My dad has a lot of Pilots.

    I just decided to jump right in and get this pen.

    It is AMAZING.

    The nib is epic. The two tone is beautiful. The urushi is beautiful. The size is perfect. The writing experience is amazing. It never skips, it is always reliable. The converter is fun and the ink capacity is great.

    This is a great addition to my collection.

    Go big or go home :get this epic masterpiece.

  7. English

    Nancy Dute

    This pen is amazing, from top to bottom. The finish is gorgeous and has such a luxurious, smooth feel which enhances the writing experience. The bicolor nib is stunning. It writes.. well it’s incredible! Smooth, with a subtle amount of feedback which I find fo be a perfect writer. I would without hesitation, rate this equally to my Montblanc 149 and my Sailor KOP ebonite. It doesn’t get better than that!

  8. English

    Dale K

    This pen is outstanding. It looks outstanding, and performs flawlessly. It really is a practical piece of art. great service by Appelboom, and beautiful and exquisite work by Pilot.

  9. English

    Srini Rao

    It was my long term dream to purchase this pilot Custom 845 red Urishi .
    It was love at first sight! The pen oozes elegance. It is the right size for me. I have medium hands. The colour is stunning. I preferred the red as it was like a statement piece. It has been noticed by all my colleagues who have complimented it.
    It writes like a dream. Utterly smooth. Amazing filling mechanism which is a kind of suction pump mechanism.
    I had to wait for a few months after ordering. Once I got it, I understood why I had to wait for it! It is piece of art.
    Worth the waits
    Appleboom kept me in the loop about the availability. I am very happy to have found Appleboom. Amazing service ! I keep coming back for more products. U have got me hooked on to fountain pens!

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