The Pilot Kakuno is a entry-level fountain pen that is basically Pilot’s version of a student pen.
The Kakuno uses a steel nib that is quite similar to that found on the Pilot Explorer and the Pilot Metropolitan, though the Kakuno’s does have a whimsical face on it.
The Kakuno is sold in a white, black or grey body, but does have a number of cap colors available. The colors include light yellow, purple, pink, red, and orange. As of 2018 the Kakuno was also sold in a fully clear demonstrator version.
The Kakuno is not a good fit for eyedropper conversion, as there is a hole at the top of the barrel.
Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||White, Gray, Black, Purple, Pink, Red|
|Body Diameter (mm)||13.3 mm|
|Grip Color||Clear, Translucent Gray|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||11.6 mm|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Snap On|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.1 cm|
|Length Posted (cm)||15.9 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||12.7 cm|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black|
|Nib Material||Stainless Steel|
|Nib Sizes||Extra Fine, Fine, Medium|