Pilot Custom 823 Fountain Pen - Smoke Black GT – Makoba
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Pilot Custom 823 Fountain Pen - Smoke Black GT

Regular price ₹30,000.00 Sale price₹27,000.00
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14K gold nib

Vacuum filler mechanism

Huge 2.55ml ink capacity

A workhorse for daily use

Nib Size
Orders will be dispatched in 2-3 working days. Personalisation orders will be dispatched in 3-4 working days.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
25%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
Dipa Gogoi (Guwahati, IN)
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)
Likes: It us the smoothest fountain pen
The pilot best fountain pen

It is the best fountain pen I have used the gold nib works great

K
Kamal Sahoo (Mumbai, IN)
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)
Likes: Service and the Pen
Improvements: Response time for the post purchase questions and assurance that Makoba can help covering any issues with the pen during warranty period or any information on that would be helpful.
Fantastic Pen - Good Service From Makoba

On July 23, 2023, I purchased this Pilot Custom 823 (Fine Nib) from Makoba. There weren't many trustworthy retailers from which I could get this pen. Before purchasing this pen, I conducted a lot of web research since I wanted to try it out in person. It was impossible because there were Makoba stores in cities other than the one I reside in. I considered taking a chance by ordering from Makoba after reading all the web reviews. According to the news or reviews I found online, they appeared to have a decent reputation. The very next day, they wrapped and sent my order. It came to me in three days. I had asked for the pen to be examined to rule out any issues.

They said that they had done so . They sent the pen back in mint condition. The pen is looks impressive. Its transluscent black body shines, giving it an exquisite and alluring appearance. Compared to European Fine nibs, this fine nib is finer.The nib provides a small amount of feedback for its line width. This nib is supposed to provide some feedback, I suppose. The European Extra fine nib, which might be this in terms of line width, is something I've never used. So, no comparison. Nevertheless, after a few days of writing, I have grown to love this minimal feedabck. It doesn't itch at all. I believe it was a switch in routine from European Fine to Japanese Fine for me. The barrel hods a lot of ink. Hence it is a workhorse if you are writing daily.

The vaccum filling system is beautiful. You might need to read the instructions on how to tighten the plunger end to stop ink from flowing and how to leave it loose to allow ink to flow. It was little confusing for me in the beginning when there was no ink flow. I thought there is some problem with the pen. But it was not so.
The only uncomfortable aspects of this pen may be that it is difficult to thoroughly clean if you want to. But based on what I've seen online, thorough cleaning of the pen is hardly ever necessary. It only needs few flushes of water. Priming it 4 times with water cleans it well. Since Pilot does not have a direct service centre in India, any problems must be reported to Makoba during the warranty period. However, since Pilot intends to begin operations in India, I do not anticipate the issue lasting very long.
Overall, it's a fantastic pen, and Makoba has provided good service thus far. I hope they would keep up the excellent customer service in the future.

Thank you Mr Sahoo for the kind words. As for matter of Servicing the Writing Instrument, we do take care of Servicing the Pens in India as far as possible and if for reasons, it cannot be done in India then we send the pen to their respective brand country and get it done. Though its a bit time consuming process and requires Patience from all ends, rest assured the servicing is handled. This implies to all Premium brands that support servicing and where the cost of servicing is justified.

Wish you an amazing time with your new found love, and hope it helps you create many many beautiful memories.

A
Ankit Doshi (Mumbai, IN)
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)

Pilot Custom 823 Fountain Pen - Smoke Black GT

C
Customer

It's a fantastic piece of writing instrument. Was very skeptical of purchasing online at first. Was not available anywhere locally and finally had to call it in. I am glad I did. In my small collection of about 20 fountain pens this is the crowning jewel. Love the way it writes and with the right ink and paper, the colour reproduction, shading and sheen are amazing. I believe the picture doesn't do justice to how lovely this pen writes.

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100% Warranty & Service Support. Guaranteed
Genuine Price
Since 2009
12000+ Premium Pens Delivered across India
Easy Returns* (Please Ref Policy)
Quick Whatsapp Support

The Pilot Custom 823 is a large translucent resin fountain pens with a 14K gold nib and vacuum filler. Pilot Custom 823 is a demonstrator style pen with a large ink reservoir from Pilot. Pilot Custom 823 fountain pen is in the top 10 trending fountain pen list with Vacuum piston filler. The sheer high ink capacity of the pen makes it a work horse and a preferred writing instrument for users who write a lot and don’t like the hassles of frequent ink refilling. The Pilot Custom 823 fountain pen features a 14k gold nib, matching the gold trims of the pen. The Pilot Custom 823 an excellent traveling companion because it's essentially leak-proof. Pilot Custom 823 comes in two gorgeous colors - Amber brown and Smoke Black with gold plated trims.

Title

Pilot Custom 823 Fountain Pen - Smoke Black GT

Brand

Pilot

Collection

Custom 823

Product Origin

Japan

Product Type

Fountain Pen

Nib Material

14K Gold

Nib Size

Fine, Medium, Broad

Trim

Gold Plated

Shade

Smoke Black

Colour

Black

Cap & Barrel

Resin

Cap Mechanism How to remove the cap of the pen when its closed.

Screw-cap

Ink Capacity - Converter

2.55ml

Ink Filling Mechanism

Vacuum Filler

Diameter

12.5mm

Postable Can the cap be put on the back of the pen to make it longer.

Yes

Length When Closed

149mm

Length When Posted

164mm

Weight of Cap

10g

Weight of Barrel

19g

Total Weight The total weight of the pen including the cap and barrel. The pen is not filled with ink when measuring this.

29g

Warranty

As per International warranty guidelines provided by Pilot Japan

Packaging

Original brand packaging with International warranty card

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
25%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
Dipa Gogoi (Guwahati, IN)
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)
Likes: It us the smoothest fountain pen
The pilot best fountain pen

It is the best fountain pen I have used the gold nib works great

K
Kamal Sahoo (Mumbai, IN)
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)
Likes: Service and the Pen
Improvements: Response time for the post purchase questions and assurance that Makoba can help covering any issues with the pen during warranty period or any information on that would be helpful.
Fantastic Pen - Good Service From Makoba

On July 23, 2023, I purchased this Pilot Custom 823 (Fine Nib) from Makoba. There weren't many trustworthy retailers from which I could get this pen. Before purchasing this pen, I conducted a lot of web research since I wanted to try it out in person. It was impossible because there were Makoba stores in cities other than the one I reside in. I considered taking a chance by ordering from Makoba after reading all the web reviews. According to the news or reviews I found online, they appeared to have a decent reputation. The very next day, they wrapped and sent my order. It came to me in three days. I had asked for the pen to be examined to rule out any issues.

They said that they had done so . They sent the pen back in mint condition. The pen is looks impressive. Its transluscent black body shines, giving it an exquisite and alluring appearance. Compared to European Fine nibs, this fine nib is finer.The nib provides a small amount of feedback for its line width. This nib is supposed to provide some feedback, I suppose. The European Extra fine nib, which might be this in terms of line width, is something I've never used. So, no comparison. Nevertheless, after a few days of writing, I have grown to love this minimal feedabck. It doesn't itch at all. I believe it was a switch in routine from European Fine to Japanese Fine for me. The barrel hods a lot of ink. Hence it is a workhorse if you are writing daily.

The vaccum filling system is beautiful. You might need to read the instructions on how to tighten the plunger end to stop ink from flowing and how to leave it loose to allow ink to flow. It was little confusing for me in the beginning when there was no ink flow. I thought there is some problem with the pen. But it was not so.
The only uncomfortable aspects of this pen may be that it is difficult to thoroughly clean if you want to. But based on what I've seen online, thorough cleaning of the pen is hardly ever necessary. It only needs few flushes of water. Priming it 4 times with water cleans it well. Since Pilot does not have a direct service centre in India, any problems must be reported to Makoba during the warranty period. However, since Pilot intends to begin operations in India, I do not anticipate the issue lasting very long.
Overall, it's a fantastic pen, and Makoba has provided good service thus far. I hope they would keep up the excellent customer service in the future.

Thank you Mr Sahoo for the kind words. As for matter of Servicing the Writing Instrument, we do take care of Servicing the Pens in India as far as possible and if for reasons, it cannot be done in India then we send the pen to their respective brand country and get it done. Though its a bit time consuming process and requires Patience from all ends, rest assured the servicing is handled. This implies to all Premium brands that support servicing and where the cost of servicing is justified.

Wish you an amazing time with your new found love, and hope it helps you create many many beautiful memories.

A
Ankit Doshi (Mumbai, IN)
NPS score:
0 (Not at all likely)
10 (Extremely likely)

Pilot Custom 823 Fountain Pen - Smoke Black GT

C
Customer

It's a fantastic piece of writing instrument. Was very skeptical of purchasing online at first. Was not available anywhere locally and finally had to call it in. I am glad I did. In my small collection of about 20 fountain pens this is the crowning jewel. Love the way it writes and with the right ink and paper, the colour reproduction, shading and sheen are amazing. I believe the picture doesn't do justice to how lovely this pen writes.

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    • Consumables like inks, refills and paper products cannot be returned or exchanged.
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