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Pilot 78G Fountain Pen - Converter Fill, Gold Plated Italic Stub Nibs (New Old Stock)

One of Pilot's most popular and long-lived economy models, the 78G is a plastic pen with gold trim. Converter filled, we have these in the stub-like italic broad and double broad nibs. New old stock, perfect.
SKU: 6275
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Type fountain pen
Product Name 78G
Manufacturer and Year Pilot, Japan (This model was made up until recently, and we have heard that it was not meant for the Japanese market.)
Length 5-5/16"
Filling System Fills via the included Pilot converter. It also accepts Pilot cartridges, which are not included.
Color Four colors with gold plated trim ... select color from the pull down menu.
Nib B (broad) and BB (double broad) gold plated steel nibs. These nibs have excellent line variation, and are more like italic stub nibs than rounded broads. The broad nib is around .6mm at the widest part of its line, and the double broad is around 1.1mm.
Condition Perfect new condition, never inked or used. We will include a Pilot instruction sheet.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 6275
Condition New
Maker Pilot/Namiki
Type Fountain Pens


My first italicReview by David
This was a good choice on two counts:

Pilot has a good reputation as a brand name.

I didn't think that I could go wrong getting my first italic for under $20 (US).
This Pilot Double Broad is, to all intents and purposes, an italic.

I learned that I like the feel and look of an italic and now I can do some exploring on the next price tier.
(Posted on 6/15/2018)
Flawless PerformanceReview by ADS
These little Jewels work flawlessly with cartridges (Namiki) or the provided squeeze converter.

The BB nib is perhaps a bit wider than 1.1 mm. I have several of the B nibs in the same model and they also also work flawlessly.

The threaded cap is a plus.

(Posted on 10/25/2016)
Very pleasedReview by Keith
I ordered one B and three BB mined pens. All wrote excellently right out of the box. The B is more like a fine italic and the BB more like a medium italic. I like a 'crisper' italic. And these really fit the bill - the horizontal strokes are very fine without any skipping, which gives the writing a very nice look (especially with the BB, and although the BB is what I call 'crisp' there is no scratchiness whatsoever, at least in the four I bought. (Posted on 7/4/2016)

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