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Pilot 78G+ Forest Green FP 'EF' nib                    $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Forest Green FP 'F' nib                       $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Forest Green FP 'M' nib                      $30.00
Pilot 78G+ Forest Green FP 'B' stub/italic nib    $30.00    Sold out


Pilot 78G+ Demonstrator FP 'EF' nib                     $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Demonstrator FP 'F' nib                        $30.00
Pilot 78G+ Demonstrator FP 'M' nib                       $30.00
Pilot 78G+ Demonstrator FP 'B' stub/italic nib     $30.00


 

Pilot 78G+ Cinnabar Red FP 'EF' nib                   $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Cinnabar Red FP 'F' nib                      $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Cinnabar Red FP 'M' nib                     $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Cinnabar Red FP 'B' stub/italic nib   $30.00    Sold out  

 

Pilot 78G+ Black FP 'EF' nib                                    $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Black FP 'F' nib                                       $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Black FP 'M' nib                                      $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Black FP 'B' stub/italic nib                    $30.00    Sold out


Pilot 78G+ Blue FP 'EF' nib                                     $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Blue FP 'F' nib                                        $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Blue FP 'M' nib                                       $30.00    Sold out
Pilot 78G+ Blue FP 'B' stub/italic nib                     $30.00    Sold out

 

I'm very happy to announce the return of the Pilot 78G fountain pen -- in the updated version -- the 78G+. The 78G has been the single best-selling fountain pen on the website over the past two decades (please click here to read just a few of the reviews). The 78G was discontinued by Pilot, and they've been increasingly difficult to obtain. Little did we know that the pen maker was to produce a newer, somewhat re-designed version, with new colors and filling system!

Along with the Black and Forest Green, we now have a brighter Cinnabar Red, a Blue to replace the old Teal, and most exciting to me -- a clear Demonstrator.

These are acrylic pens, so very light-weight. One can therefore write for hours without any fatigue. They measure 5-1/8" capped and 5-3/4" posted. The clip says 'Pilot' near the bottom and the wider of the two cap rings is interrupted on the back of the cap with 'Pilot Japan'.

The cap itself screws onto the barrel and when removed reveals the 22K gold-plated steel, spear-shaped nib. Available in EF (0.3mm), F (0.4mm), M (0.5mm) and B (which is actually an italic stub, 0.8mm). Asian nibs run finer than western ones of the same designation, so move down a size when mentally comparing the line to a typical western extra-fine, fine or medium.

The 'Pilot' graphics on the cap, clip and nib are all a bit bolder than on the older 78G, but the biggest change of all is that Pilot has replaced the use of pump/squeeze converter with a true piston converter. The piston contains 4 little agitator balls inside, to prevent ink from adhering to the walls of the converter, which might impede ink flow. Smart!

 

 

                                                                                    

 

 

 

 

 

As with all new pens, I recommend to run a dilute solution of dishwashing soap (two or three drops to a small bowl of water) through a new pen a few times, followed by water only. Step one is effective at removing manufacturing oils that can tend to make the ink less than enthusiastic in heading from the converter/filler to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect.

 

IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors  -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.

The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!

 

 

 

 

 

Ordering Procedures & Returns

International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents

Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:

orders@hisnibs.com
(on PayPal transactions, the email address may also display as stonebri@verizon.net)

We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)

Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).

                                                                                               

If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:

1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will ensure security)
2. Expiration date
3. Name on card
4. Address for billing statement
5. Card verification # (3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number, or 4-digit number on the front of your AMEX card).
 

If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:

His Nibs.com
  2540 W. Union Street
  Allentown, PA 18104

We ship via insured Priority Mail
(email for cost)

 

 

Warranties and returns

If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.

Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .

We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!

 

Revised: September 6th, 2019

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