Sunday, November 17, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
In the past, Pilot Corporation released a limited edition maki-e fountain pen to commemorate Emperor Heisei enthronement ceremony (year 1989).
This year (2019) Pilot Corporation commemorates the emperor’s enthronement ceremony on May 1, 2019 with a launch of a limited edition of 800 pieces of maki-e fountain pen. The Phoenix ( 鳳凰ほうおう) maki-e fountain pen will be launched on May 24th, 2019.
The Chinese mythology bird Phoenix motif is hand painted on the pen barrel. A special box is designed for this major event. A ink bottle cap is printed with the letter of the Japan new era “Reiwa” and May 1st 2019, the original date of the era.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Pilot iconic capless decimo fountain pens popularity has been steadily increase in the recently years based on the special edition sold out rate. It is getting faster each year.
I have the opportunity to add few to my Pilot Capless Decimo collection.
Above is the Pilot Annual Capless Limited Edition.
From the left
2006 ... Ice Blue
2007 ... Orange
2008 ... Purple
2009 ... Vivid Red
2010 ... Ice Green
2011 ... Pearl Pink
2012 ... Charcoal
2013 ...Maple Wood ... Vanishing Point 50th Anniversary
2014 ... Metallic Copper
2015 ... Twilight Blue
2016 ... Guilloche
2017 ... Crimson Sunrise
2018 ... Crossed Line
Below is a picture of Japan Only edition of Pilot Capless Decimo, except for one in picture. Are you able to spot the fountain pen?