The Pilot Prera Blue...
, December 27, 2013
The Pilot Prera Blue fountain pen is a smooth writer right out of the box, no
pen tuning was necessary beyond my usual cleaning of a new pen before putting in
ink. I have the medium calligraphy nib and find it is a little more narrow than
a western medium, but most Japanese nibs are like this and I had expected it. It
writes a smooth line with just a touch of line variation. The converter goes
into place smoothly and feels secure. It draws up ink to full capacity the first
try. There is a little bead inside the converter that can rattle a little, but
I believe it is there to help move the ink and it seems to do the job well. My
pen started great from the first time I wrote with it. Everything comes apart
for easy cleaning too. I love the colorful end caps combined with the
transparent body and that the nib is hidden under an opaque cap. You see the
ink, but the pops of color lend it a sense of style. I may have to get another
of these light-weight writers in a different cap color.