Pilot Lady White Fountain Pen - Momiji Maple - Fine Nib

Pilot Lady White Fountain Pen - Momiji Maple - Fine Nib

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4.5 (4 reviews)
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This exquisite and dignified fountain pen features an elegant lacquer blend finish, combining white, beige, and gold elements with a subtle momiji maple leaf pattern for a graceful, feminine effect. Its luxurious 14k gold nib and comfortably weighted brass body provide a wonderful writing experience.

This pen comes in a gift box, with one black ink cartridge and one CON-50 converter included. A stylish white carrying pouch made of real leather is also included.

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Customer Reviews

WARNING: The beautiful...
July 29, 2015
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WARNING: The beautiful white leaves of this pen stain pretty badly when in contact with ink. Have clean fingers when handling and don't submerge in bottles of ink. Probably best to stick to cartridges with this one.

I've tried water, rubbing alcohol, and even Speedball pen cleaner for calligraphy nibs (I know, bad idea), and nothing got the ink off.

I'd be less upset if the ink was red because that might have looked cute, but blue maple leaves... T_T
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I've been dying to buy...
January 26, 2016
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I've been dying to buy this pen for a while now and finally took the plunge. I've always loved Pilot pens, the quality of the workmanship never fails to amaze me, but this one kind of blew me away.

Aesthetics: The body of the pen is a milky beige color with a very subtle, raised pattern of white maple leaves on the cap and body. These areas feel like lacquer over metal. The section is plastic. It's a fairly short pen, a little shorter than a VP when capped, a little longer than one when posted, but perfect for small hands like mine. The ends of the pen are slightly tapered, making the point where the cap meets the pen body the thickest point of the pen. End finials are plain gold, as is the cap. The pen itself is somewhat heavier than you would expect from a pen of this size, but balances very well either posted or unposted while writing. Because of the small size of the pen, however, I don't recommend writing without posting this pen unless your hands are quite tiny indeed. The lacquer of the pen (and the plastic section too, actually) does take ink really well, so keeping it clean is important. I think faint ink smudges (which I've resigned myself to) will give this pen personality, but not everyone feels that way. In short, the pen is a very gorgeous example of Pilot workmanship, and I feel that the maple pattern is somehow more "grown-up-ish" than the cherry blossom pattern, but that's more of a personal thing.

Experience: I own a number of gold-nibbed Pilot pens (2 VPs, a Falcon/Elabo, and a Cavalier), but this one takes the cake. This is the most buttery smooth Fine nib I've experienced yet. I tend to EF nibs and I actually enjoy the slight toothiness they give on writing even on the smoothest of papers, but this F nib's silky smooth writing experience is fantastic even for me. The interesting thing about this nib is that, when I inked the pen up with Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi, it made the ink shade. Parts of my letters were gray and other parts were jet black. I think it would be absolutely amazing with a well shading ink in it like Yama-Budo or Kon-Peki. The heaviness of the pen might be off-putting for some, but the pen is well balanced so I haven't found myself developing too much strain even during longer writing sessions. Unlike a Pilot Cavalier, which I found to be a little back heavy for my small hands, the shortness of the pen counteracted any excessive weight that might tend toward the back end of the pen.

In short, if you enjoy a subtly feminine pen with a buttery smooth writing experience and aren't afraid to shell out the cash, this pen will be totally worth your time. It comes with a CON-50 converter, one ink cartridge, and a basket-weave patterned carrying sleeve for your pen. I'm not a huge fan of the sleeve as it's boxy and unmalleable, which is somehow not what I think of when I hear the words "leather case", but if you don't have a pen case already, this pen comes with one to keep that pretty, lacquered body from unnecessary dings as you drag it everywhere with you just for the pleasure of being able to write with it whenever you can. I know I'll be taking this with me everywhere.
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This was my first gold...
January 21, 2016
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This was my first gold nib and it was an extremely pleasant introduction. I used the included converter and inked the pen up immediately upon receiving it; the pen wrote right out of the box, without any flushing or fiddling around (I know I'm supposed to flush fountain pens before use, but I was impatient). I used Noodler's Apache Sunset first, followed by J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune. Subsequently, I have also used Iroshizuku Konpeki--none of these inks caused any problems with the pen. The nib is very fine, just the way I like it, and has a slight bounce, which took some getting used to because I am accustomed to more rigid steel nibs. Being so fine, there is some feedback. I was actually surprised to find that the Pilot Metropolitan in fine felt smoother, but that may also have been due to the differences in ink choice. (I did some smoothing of the Lady White on my own after just to see if it would feel any different, but honestly whether you choose to do that is personal preference. The tines were definitely properly aligned.) My feeling is that the nib is not very wet (probably medium-level flow?), so a light touch will result in very light lines and the ink may look fainter than what one is used to (but again, that's only if you exert practically no pressure, which is probably not how many people write). That being said, I have had no hard-start issues or any problems with the nib drying out while writing.

For me, the pen was as visually appealing in person as it was in the photos. A friend commented that she had thought the pen body was pale pink in the photos, so I want to clarify that the color is actually more of a beige. I found the white maple leaf pattern to be subtle and attractive; it is not a flashy pen and from far away, I doubt anyone would be able to see the pattern. The pen body is metal (except the section, which is plastic), so the pen is a little heavier than its slim profile would suggest, but it is not a heavy pen - which I like. I also found the section to be very comfortable and not slippery, even though it doesn't have that slight taper-then-flare-out shape for your fingers to rest in. The section will stain though, so just be careful to wipe off ink immediately after you dip it into an ink bottle for filling. (As another reviewer mentioned, the maple leaves will also stain, and because they have a slightly rough, raised texture, the ink will be much harder to remove. I don't care about this, but I'm sure other people will.)

One of my favorite things about this pen is how well it posts; the cap sits deeply (the gold band at the end of the cap is only about half a cm above the maple leaf pattern on the pen body when posted) and the lines of the pen aren't disrupted, nor is the balance thrown off (IMO). The size of the pen is that of your average (non-fountain) pen, like a ballpoint or a gel pen, and as I don't have huge hands, I like this. Also, although clips don't matter much to me, this one seems to work really well. It's not too tight (it feels spring-loaded, although I don't know if it actually is) and it doesn't jiggle around at the attachment point to the cap. Finally, I really like that Pilot included a little pen case; it's not awesome leather or anything, but it looks pretty good and works. I've used it to carry the Lady White for several months and it isn't showing any signs of falling apart. One thing that may not be obvious from the photos is that the case has a woven pattern on it (like a basket or a straw hat).

So as you might be able to tell from this enormous review, I am very happy with my purchase. I hope my comments help people decide whether they want to get this lovely pen!
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Writes like 'butter'....
January 30, 2016
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Writes like 'butter'. It did leak once so be careful not to get ink on the beautiful pen.
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