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Pilot BRF-25B-B Ballpoint Pen Refill

Pilot BRF-25 Ink

The Pilot BRF-25-B-B is a 1.2 mm super thick ballpoint refill. This refill is generally not available in the US but can be ordered from Japan using Ebay, or similar service.

The BRF-25B-B is a 250 JPY refill with a metal body. It’s only sold in black. It uses a 1.2 mm super thick ball tip where the BRF-25BB-B uses a 1.6 mm writing tip.

Pilot BRF-25BB-B Ballpoint Pen Refill

Pilot BRF-25 Ink

The Pilot BRF-25-BB-B is a ballpoint refill. This refill is generally not available in the US but can be ordered from Japan using Ebay, or similar service.

The BRF-25BB-B is a 250 JPY refill with a metal body. It’s only sold in black. It uses a 1.6 mm super thick ball tip where the BRF-25B-B uses a 1.2 mm writing tip.

Pilot BRFN-30EF Ballpoint Pen Refill

Pilot Acro BRFN-30M Refill

This refill is the metal version of the Pilot BRFN-30 series of ink. It uses Pilot Acro ink (an oil-based hybrid). The BRFN-10 is not sold in an extra fine model.

The BRFN extra fine is a 0.5 mm refill that is compatible with the Dr. Grip, S20, Ageless, Legno, and a few other pens from Pilot.

 

Pilot Explorer Fountain Pen

Pilot Explorer Fountain Pen

The Explorer is a new fountain pen from Pilot, released in early 2019. It’s very similar to the popular Pilot Metropolitan, but it’s made of a lighter, plastic body. Additionally the Explorer is a bit more expensive then the Metro, it’s lighter, and its wider.

Please note, Pilot had another Explorer, an odd ballpoint pen from the 1990s. That pen is rarely seen these days and seems unrelated to this newly released fountain pen.

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Pilot CON-20 Fountain Pen Converter

Pilot Con-20 Converter

The Pilot CON-20 was a aeromatic, or pump-style, fountain pen converter sold with some Pilot pens. The basic construction of the converter was a rubber bladder inside of a metal shell with a press plate on the side. You’d submerge the bottom of the converter in ink, press the plate and the ink would bubble. After you would let go and the spring-loaded press plate would suck ink into the bladder making for a cheap, but not very good converter.

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