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Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Red Body

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Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Red Body - PILOT FCA-3SR-R-F
  • Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Red Body - PILOT FCA-3SR-R-F
  • Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Red Body - PILOT FCA-3SR-R-F
  • Pilot Cavalier Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Red Body - PILOT FCA-3SR-R-F
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The Cavalier fountain pen is gorgeous. At first, we just considered it as another quality pen from the Pilot Cavalier series. But after trying it out we realized that the fine nib writes almost as fine as a Hi-Tec-C 0.5 mm gel pen, which is quite amazing for a fountain pen. It combines modern and professional design with superb writing capability. The pen features a nice slim body with gold accents.

The pen comes in a gift box, and one black ink cartridge is included. Compatible ink cartridges and the compatible CON-20 converter can be found under Recommended Refills/Parts.

Model NumberPILOT FCA-3SR-R-F
Body Color Red
Body Material Metal (Brass)
Cartridge-Compatible Yes
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Slim, Executive, Classic
Diameter - Grip 8.5 mm
Diameter - Max 9.4 mm
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Plastic
Length - Capped 13.6 cm
Length - Posted 15.0 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.2 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 15.4 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Size Fine


February 26, 2011
I own several fountain...
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I own several fountain pens but this is the pen of choice for everyday work. It never fails to work every time I pull it out. Lays down a smooth line and never skips. When you post it, you hear a satisfying click which means the cap isn't going to fall off. Most pens rely on friction to keep the cap on the body. I purchased the converter which fit perfectly and does not leak. Not so with other pens. The only drawback is it goes through ink pretty fast but I'd rather have that than a pen that skips or won't start at all. I would like to see this in a medium nib since I work in maintenance and oftentimes find myself writing or doodling on oily paper. This is the ONLY time the pen does not perform. Other than that I couldn't be happier with it.

3 people found this helpful
July 23, 2012
This is a gorgeous pen...
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This is a gorgeous pen and writes just as well (with a cartridge). I haven't tried this pen with the converter yet. I don't normally purchase pens that are thin and with fine nibs, but this pen is certainly the exception. The pen is light weight, but well balanced- no hand fatigue yet. I am considering purchasing the dark blue Cavalier in the future.

2 people found this helpful
May 15, 2011
I adore this pen. Great...
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I adore this pen. Great for everyday writing. I did a full review with pictures here:

2 people found this helpful
November 4, 2012
Great Fountain Pen. Thin...
Great Fountain Pen. Thin Barrel, for a fountain pen. Nice Red Color. Solid, well made. The Cap click on when closed, AND with the cap is posted when in use. So, it stays there.

Used as my everyday pen. Depending on paper and ink, the writing/lines can be thick a bit.. but that's not the pens' fault, even then, lines are still thin and nice.

The nib can be forced upon to get much thicker lines if needed, but I prefer fine lines, so this pens is quite good.

I've used it with the pilot black cartridge and Diamine Syrah ink with a CON-20 converter. It works well either way.

1 person found this helpful
January 17, 2014
This pen looks gorgeous....
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This pen looks gorgeous. From a writing perspective I'd call it only OK. The fine nib is really fine...almost an extra fine. With my writing style I end up with fairly light lines particularly at the tops of letters...even with known dark ink.

I'll keep it because it looks nice and I don't want to stick Jetpens with a return, but I'd probably look at another option if I had to do it over again.