The Pilot Prera is the...
September 6, 2016
The Pilot Prera is the second fountain pen system I've owned and used outside of
the Platinum Preppys. Since I prefer thin lines, I opted for the fine nib. The
fine nib on this Prera is between the Preppys .02 and .03. And in this
comparison, I'd place it closer to the .02 nib. The pen is short, and even
though I don't have small hands, I feel that it balances quite nicely. I do need
to post the cap when I'm writing due to it's shortness. It's a plastic bodied
pen, and the weight is perfect for me. Compared to the Preppy, the Prera seems
to write wetter. This is neither positive nor negative for me, simply an
observation. It's not scratchy like the Preppy's .02, but that is also neither
positive nor negative to me, simply an observation.
The soft blue gives the Prera a very classy and subtle look. It's a timeless
color. The cap does have a nice 'click' when you put it on. The seal is very
good and should do a fine job at keeping the nib from drying out. The cap has a
clear plastic insert like the Preppy to really seal it up nicely.
I almost bought a converter for the pen, but I'm going to reuse the cartridges
for now. I have syringe that I can use to refill spent cartridges.
Overall, I really enjoy using the Prera. So much so that I'm considering buying
an ivory colored one to add to my small collection. I feel that for this price,
this pen is a good deal.