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Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097


Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097
Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097
Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097
Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097
Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097
Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097
Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097

Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097    Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097

Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch. The body and section of the pen are in overall very good condition, no notable scratches or marks. There may be occasional surface scratches as happens to all pens after use, but generally the pen is in great condition. There's no tarnish or spots on the trim, clip or nib either. As a broad nib the pen writes slightly drier and thinner than other Broad Pilot nibs, but there's not too much feedback and it still puts down a nice, consistent, wide line (slightly thicker than M slightly thinner than other B nibs).

The nib is stamped 1097, meaning it was produced in the Hiratsuka factory production in October 1997. It's unusual for the nib not to state which line it came off but this was made at a time when only the Hiratsuka factory was making gold nibs. The pen comes with a new Con-70N converter and a leather pen pouch. The pouch is supposed to be leather but I'm no expert. It is however well made and fits a couple of pens in it. The pen has been cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner before and after testing, although it's always best to give it a quick rinse before use. Final photo is another pen of the same model.
Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097    Pilot Custom 74 14k Black Gold Trim Broad Nib Con 70 Pen Pouch 1097