Pilot Custom 823
As an gift to myself on hitting a weight loss milestone, or more like a milestone in getting back to where I was at the end of 2021 I decided to getting myself a Lamy 2000 with a EF nib. But after looking at some comparisons of the performance of it, I instead started looking at the 823 with a F nib. I would most likely have gotten one in EF if it was in stock.
The main reason is that this nib seemed to fit better with my current preferences than a EF 2k would.
First of all. This pen also came in the whole “gift” packaging I hate. And it included a bottle of Black Pilot Ink I’m not sure what to do about.
On to the pen itself.
I got the “brown-ish” color instead of the grey-ish color. Either one is fine though. But I’d much rather wanted it in a fun color. This brown or grey with gold is really pushing into grand dad pens for me.
The pen features a vacuum filling system. Easy enough to use once you get used to it. And with most vacuum fillers it has this added feature of unscrewing the plunger to let ink flow into the feed. Something that has the added benefit of being useful for air travel.
The nib on this pen feels amazing. Fine without being scratchy at all. It would not be a surprise if I end up with another one of these in EF.