The Prera is a mid-range fountain pen from Pilot that sells for about $35. It uses a steel nib and has an acrylic (plastic body) making is similar to cheaper Pilot pens like the Kakuno, but it’s more expensive due to improved aesthetics, nicer hardware, and the including of a Pilot Con-40 converter. Previous generations of the pen came with a Con-50 converter instead.
The Prera is sold in a large range of body colors making is a fun pen to collect.While the body is usually clear, the ends of the pen (extremities of the cap and body) come in highlight colors including: Clear, Clear Orange, Clear Red, Clear Pink, Clear, Clear Light Blue, Clear Black, Clear Blue, and Clear Light Green. The Prera is sold in solid body colors also (listed below).
The Prera is a smaller pen (107 mm uncapped), designed to be more affordable, though you will someone see retails prices at over $50. The pen can usually be purchased for about $30-40 in the USA.
The Prera is known for its dot markers that are printed on the body at the end of the cap and a slightly larger section (in diameter) than many pens in its price category making it more comfortable for some writers.
Pilot Prera Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||Clear, Clear, Grey, Lime Green, Ivory, White, Royal Blue, Brown, Light Blue, Pink, Yellow|
|Body Diameter (mm)||12.1 mm|
|Grip Color||Clear, Clear, Grey, Lime Green, Ivory, White, Royal Blue, Brown, Light Blue, Pink, Yellow|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||10.6 mm|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Snap On|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||12.0|
|Length Posted (cm)||13.4 cm|
|Length Uncapped (cm)||10.7 cm|
|Weight (g)||14 grams|
|Ink Color Shipped||Black|
|Nib Sizes||Fine, Medium, Medium Italic|