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Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pen

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
Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter
Barrel Color White, Gray, Black, Purple, Pink, Red
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter (mm)13.3 mm
Grip Color Clear, Translucent Gray
Grip Material Plastic
Grip Diameter (mm)11.6 mm
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $12
Still Sold Yes
Similar To
Capped? Retractable?Capped - Snap On
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)13.1
Length Posted (cm)15.9 cm
Length Uncapped (cm)12.7 cm
Weight (g)11.0
Ink Color ShippedBlack
Nib MaterialStainless Steel
Nib ColorSilver
Nib SizesExtra Fine, Fine, Medium