|Model Number||PILOT FES-1MM-DR-F|
|Body Material||Plastic (Acrylic Resin)|
|Design Style||Executive, Compact|
|Diameter - Grip||10.8 mm|
|Diameter - Max||12.7 mm|
|Grip Material||Plastic (Acrylic Resin)|
|Length - Capped||12 cm|
|Length - Posted||14.7 cm|
|Length - Uncapped||10.5 cm|
|Pre-Installed Ink Color||Black|
|Tip Length||25 mm|
|Tip Material||Metal (14k Gold)|
October 16, 2014
The Pilot Elite 95S is...
The Pilot Elite 95S is a beautifully-made writing instrument with excellent fit and finish. It is very light weight, and it handles nicely when posted. Of course, posting the cap, for most writers, is an important part of the pen's design, but it could certainly function nicely un-posted, for someone with small hands.
Please note that the Japanese packaged version offered by Jet Pens does not include a converter. I believe the version specifically marketed for the USA--sold elsewhere--does include a CON-20 converter. I tried to install a CON-50 converter, but it did not fit the Elite. It seems that only a CON-20 aerometric converter will work in this model and it must be pushed in firmly, in order to secure it.
The Elite's fine 14K gold nib produces a moderately wet, crisp line, but it is not as fine as the fine point nib of my Pilot Capless or Vanishing Point pens--or even the fine nib of a Pilot 78G. One may have to choose the extra-fine nib for the Elite to obtain an extremely fine line.
I really like the Pilot Elite 95S and highly recommend it.