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…