pilot prera

In marvelous serendipity a lovely pen from a lovely friend finds its way into my hands.

She leaves a note for me in her graceful, flowing calligraphy.

Inside the box she thoughtfully provided is nestled her ivory Pilot Prera, now rehomed with me.

The Prera is short and slim, at 4.75 inches capped, 5.3 inches with the cap posted.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This Prera comes with a CON-50 screw-type converter, and can take cartridges.

I fill the Prera with pink Sailor Jentle ink. The converter doesn’t hold a lot, but it’s enough for several days’ normal use.

It’s still light enough to use even with the cap posted.

Surprise! It comes with a 1.1 italic nib. Stock nibs come in medium and fine.

I’ve always loved Japanese pens for their elegant design, craftsmanship, and reliability – no skips, blots, and start-up issues. On my wish list are a pink Prera and a demonstrator Prera with pink accents. Someday…

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5 Comments on pilot prera

  1. Den Lim
    29 March 2012 at 2:04 am (3021 days ago)

    Hey Jenny,

    Where you’d get the italic nib?

  2. JennyO
    29 March 2012 at 9:03 am (3021 days ago)

    Hi Dennis! Thanks for the link! The italic nib came with the pen when I bought it. :)

  3. Cza
    15 September 2012 at 4:06 pm (2851 days ago)

    Wonderful! Is that the Ivory version with an Italic nib? I’ve been thinking about getting a Prera myself, as I keep hearing good things about this pen from virtually everywhere. ;) Are the nibs replaceable? I wonder if it’s possible to get them straight from a shop here in the Philippines.

    Pardon me for the profusion of questions, I don’t always encounter Filipinos who own fountain pens let alone FP’s of the sort! :D

  4. JennyO
    15 September 2012 at 4:24 pm (2851 days ago)

    Hi, Cza! I don’t think the Pilot Prera is for sale in the Philippines. I myself bought this second-hand from a friend, who got it abroad along with the 1.1 italic nib. Another friend who has a lovely pink Prera got hers online.
    There’s a small Filipino fountain pen collectors’ community, it’s called Fountain Pen Network-Philippines (FPN-P). It was founded by author and UP professor Jose “Butch” Dalisay Jr. in 2008. The group has penmeets every month or so, usually at Amici in Ayala Triangle. The penmeets start at around 11am and last till 2-3pm. :)

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