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Pilot Custom Heritage 912 Fountain Pen


The Pilot Custom Heritage 912 (aka CH912) is a black, cartridge converter fountain pen that is known for its huge nib selection. It has a 14k gold nib that is available in the normal sizes — like fine and medium — but also “soft fine medium” and “waverly” up-swept nib.

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The CH912 only sells in a black body and has a flat top and body, similar to a Sailor Pro Gear. It’s a cartridge converter pen that ships with Pilot’s popular, relatively high-capacity converter, the Con-70.

The pen is popular for its classic styling, rhodium-plated (silver colored) trim, and its option to come in an “FA” flex nib, similar to Pilot’s Falcon pen. The CH912 is a larger pen than the Custom Heritage 92, but that pen is a piston-filler. The CH912 is roughly the same length when capped as the Custom 74, but the 912 is a bulkier pen thanks to a wider body and section.

The CH912 uses Pilot’s #10 size nib, which is a generous size, where the CH91, CH92, Custom 74 all use #5 size nibs, which work great but don’t have the size of the highly respected #10.

Pilot Custom Heritage 912 Fountain Pen Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color Black
Barrel Material Plastic
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Plastic
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $185
Still Sold Yes
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Capped? Retractable?Capped - Screw On
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)14.0
Length Posted (cm)15.7 cm
Length Uncapped (cm)12.5 cm
Weight (g)20 grams
Ink Color ShippedBlack
Nib Material14k Gold
Nib ColorSilver
Nib Sizes Extra Fine, Fine, Fine (Soft Fine), Medium, Broad, Double Broad, Flex, Music, Stub, Waverly