You can try pushing the button repeatedly to fill and empty the pen with clean water. When I first review the Pilot (Namiki) Falcon fountain pen, I didn't like it very much. After trying one recently, and reading your review and others, I’m not sure that soft nib is for me. I have not yet fully grasped how this works. The nib is hard to describe, precise and solid yet with flex and the ability to do some fancy calligraphic type writing. When comparing the extra fine, full metal pen to the resin fine pen, I wish I had bought this one first, and skipped the fine point resin pen. I'm definitely happy for its enhanced capacity (for reference, I started this review with a full charge and it looks like I'll be just about dry by the end. I LOVE this pen. Compared to Sailor and Platinum in the line-up of Japanese mass produced pens the Falcon is legendary. Converters seem to be a real Achilles’ heel for Pilot. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This pen is absolutely beautiful. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Test Particularly when it PALED by comparison to the Lamy AL-Star Fountain Pen (26F) I purchased for 20% the cost! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Slightly larger and heavier than the resin Falcon, this black fountain pen pen has a soft rhodium-plated 14k gold nib that will give you line variation as you change your writing pressure. One of the big advantages of the Metal Falcon over the resin version is that it can accommodate the large "CON-70" push-button-style converter that everyone here seems to love. The Falcon is a special fountain pen that boasts a unique semi-flexible 14K gold nib, which produces line variations depending on your writing pressure and angle. The Writing Desk Ltd. is registered in England, Company Number 8406894. I wrote this review after only 5 minutes of writing with it and on the 6th minute it started skipping and dry starting. It's really well made. Very thorough thoughts on the pen, thank you! It's in the same ranks as Buy the Pilot Metal Falcon Collection Ballpoint Pens for less. I only got to know of the Pilot Namiki Falcon through a Youtube video. I opted for the Red, but nearly went with the brown. I do enjoy it when pens can be dated. The barrel is wider, and so is the grip area. Thankyou. Change ). However, when people refer to the “Falcon nib” they may instead mean an entirely different shaped nib, with distinctive cut-aways on the sides to help it flex, with the markings FA and which is not found on the Falcon pen at all but on a different Pilot pen. But it looks like you have it tamed nicely! I have several others, but I found the nib on this particular pen to be so dry that it barely wrote. METAL Pilot Falcon beats resin model hands down! This one lived up to expectations. The Falcon can be found in either resin or a metal body with lacquer finish. It weighs around 33g (20g uncapped, and 13g for the cap).I prefer to use it with the cap posted, although at 126mm unposted, many people would find it long enough without posting. The Pilot Falcon is a flex nib pen and I wanted a pen that would provide very thin lines as well as thicker, more ‘normal’ lines. Pilot Metal Falcon Video Review, Introducing the Lamy Safari 2013 Neon Yellow, Unboxing the Pilot Metal Falcon and the Namiki Falcon. A few days after buying the pen, I had the opportunity to use it to take notes at a full day of training lectures. Anyhow, the model that I have is the Pilot metal Falcon, in black with a Soft Fine (SF) nib, which is 14k gold, rhodium plated. With the nib immersed in ink, the vacuum then draws ink up into the pen. Normally I buy black pens because they're more neutral to carry around, but the barrel color is too nice to not have on hand. Meanwhile I have been careful not to push it too far for fear of springing the nib, bending it past the point of no return.