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Video Review: Pilot Custom 845 Urushi

I just checked the search function of my own website, and was myself surprised by how much Pilot stuff I actually have reviewed over the years.

Still, for a long time, there was a pen on the list that I always wanted to review – but that was really hard to come by in the corner of the world that I happen to life in: the Pilot Custom 845 Urushi. Mostly, you could get the pen in some Asian markets as well as the USA.

Since a few months, these pens have become more readily available here in Europe through retailers such as La Couronne du Comte in the Netherlands (shipping worldwide). I assume that this is a very welcome event for many fountain pen aficionados over here, as the Custom 845 is considered a definite grail pen among connoisseurs. So I am very happy I can now bring you my perspective on it.

Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank La Couronne du Comte in the Netherlands for supporting this review. You can also buy the pen at their brandnew (check it out!) webshop (no affiliate-link, just a friendly pointer).

But now, check out the video-overview below, which is as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!

Quick Facts

  • Pilot Custom 845 Urushi, black (also available in vermillion)
  • Japanese ebonite barrel, coated with layers of Urushi lacquer
  • Cartridge-/converter-filler (Pilot proprietary, comes with CON-70 pump action converter)
  • 18k gold nib, bi-color 
  • Available nib options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B)
  • Price: ca. 639€

Video Review

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