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Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet

$16.50

Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
  • Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Soft Violet - PILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
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Your first encounter with a fountain pen is important. That's why Pilot designed the Kakuno pen, a simple fountain pen that is great for beginners. Thanks to its many features that help ease beginners into the world of fountain pens, kids and adults can experience the joy of writing with these delightful instruments. "Kakuno" means "to write" in Japanese, and that's just what this pen helps you do! Features include the cute smiley face on the nib that always faces up when writing, ensuring correct nib orientation. Indentations in the cap make it easy to grasp when uncapping the pen. The cap and body are hexagonal, similar to the classic wooden pencil, so that the pen is comfortable to hold and doesn't roll away. The grip is made in a triangular shape so that fingers naturally sit in the correct position. Novices will soon be on their way to becoming seasoned fountain pen users!

One black ink cartridge is included. This pen is compatible with Pilot ink cartridges and converters, as listed under Recommended Refills/Parts.

This is the Fine Nib Soft Violet pen. Photos of a pen without its packaging feature the Medium Nib Light Green pen.


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Specs
Model NumberPILOT FKA-1SR-SVF
Shipping Weight1.28 oz
Body Color White
Body Material Plastic
Cartridge-Compatible Yes
Clippable No
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Beginner-Friendly
Diameter - Grip 11.6 mm
Diameter - Max 13.3 mm
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Length - Capped 13.1 cm
Length - Posted 15.7 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.2 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Black
Tip Length 18 mm
Tip Material Metal
Tip Replaceable No
Tip Size Fine

Reviews
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  I have been very surprised..., June 20, 2014
By faustinem - See all my reviews
I have been very surprised and impressed with the performance of this pen. I don't typically use EF nibs - I'm used to Lamy Safaris, where the EF nibs can easily be scratchy and disappointing to use, it's a game of hit or miss I've found. So I naturally tend to use the Lamy F nibs more, which are always smooth and start easily. I have only used Pilot Prera pens in the past, but wasn't impressed with the F nib at the time, so quickly swapped it out for a Pilot M in my Prera.

But I saw this pen and couldn't resist the cute factor, and that it was so affordable to try out. I know its marketed as a "beginners pen" because of its plastic body, but let me tell you - it writes really really well. The F nib is crazy fine, more EF than any Lamy EF nib I've tried. I popped in a cartridge of Namiki Black, and it starts instantly, smoothly, laying down a fine black line. Holy crap its so fine! I'm not used to being able to write with fountain pens on crappy paper or post-it notes or index cards and not have it bleed all over like the fatter nibs tend to do.

The style of the pen is great too. The winky face on the nib is cute. The pen overall is surprisingly lightweight, and feels like almost nothing in your hand. I love that the cap snaps firmly on and off, and posted it still feels really good to hold. There is no clip, but who really uses that anymore? It's so light and cheap, I don't mind carrying it in a pocket, and most often move it from purse to desk anyways. I like the white barrel and violet cap - perfect colors for spring/summer. I SO want the soft blue next!! And I will definitely be ordering more of these.
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