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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

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Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color Black
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter
Grip Color Black
Grip Material Plastic
Grip Diameter
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $185
Still Sold Yes
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Length Capped / Retracted (cm)14.0 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