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Pilot Timeline

Pilot Timeline

The Pilot Timeline is the gel version of the Pilot Ageless ballpoint pen. It’s a double-knock pen that comes handsomely presented in a cylindrical carrying case.

The Timeline is sometimes sold with sub-names, like the Timeline Present, Timeline Future, and Timeline Past, but they are just varieties of the same pen. The only notable variant is that some of the Timeline Past pens have a grip that is made of birch wood, giving the pen a very cool look and a special feel.

The Timeline uses a twist mechanism that is quite unique. The first twist will lock out the tip of the pen, a conical piece of metal. The second twist will extend the writing tip of the pen. The two actions are separate, so you can leave the metal piece extended but not have the refill exposed.

The Timeline ships with an odd refill, the BLGS-5, a 0.5 mm gel refill that looks like a shorten Pilot G2 refill. It has a snazzy gold body, but it’s not a particularly special refill. The pen can use a BRF or BRFN refill from Pilot, but these don’t fit exactly properly.

Pilot Timeline Information

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Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Rollerball / Gel
Barrel Color Black, White
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter 14.0 mm
Grip Color Black, White
Grip Material Plastic
Grip Diameter 11.5 mm
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $30
Still Sold No
Similar To
Refills
Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Twist
Clip?Metal
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)12.2
Weight (g)25 grams
RefillableYes
Ink Color ShippedBlack