Centuries of development of the calligraphy art have been an essential part of the oriental culture. Their importance and the legendary patience and dedication of their artisans in pursue of perfection explains the prevalence of Japanese pens in the connoisseur's consideration. Although there are many fine fountain pen companies in Japan, the three major companies are Sailor, Pilot and Platinum.  They made a wide spectrum of fantastic writing pens ranging from the most innovative to traditional designs. The selection of nibs of advanced technology is unique. Due to the large quantity of strokes that have the common kanji characters the most popular point size on Japanese pens are the fine points.
Pilot Justus Pen, Japan, 1970´s, the name "Justus"  derived from the word "adjustable" because this pen features an unique adjustbale nib. The section has a rotating bezel that extend and retracts a 14K gold overbar on top of the nib. The system allows for a harder writing nib or a softer one. The cap and barrel have a fluted design, the clip has the keyhole design, and interestingly it is shaped to match the nibs overbar, Twisting the nib section in either direction determines the position of a gold piece on top of the nib which in turn controls how much the tines will flex. Even in the "hard" setting this nib has some springiness. In the "soft" position it is very flexible, and you will be able to get some nice calligraphic line variation with this pen. Nib: Nice 14K yellow gold iridium tipped, Fine point nib. Filling System Cartridge Converter filler. Cartridges included. Working Condition used but in excellent. When this pen first was released in the late 1970's, it was quite expensive, about three times more than the Murex pen. For this reason they are exceedingly hard to find, This is a rare chance to acquire a very special pen.#730 $USD 350
Pilot (Namiki) Custom, Japan, luminous black resin, gold filled trims, on the cap 30th and a cherry blossom (the national flower of Japan) in maki-e, filling with cartridge or converter (included), 14 Kt solid gold size 5 fine nib.. Length closed 5 6/8"; 14,3 cm, diameter at maximum 5 / 8"; 14.7mm. Near mint, with label indicating nib size. #2929 US$ 150
Platinum President 1819, Japon, rojo y oro, en la banda del borde del capuchón grabado President Platinum  Japan, clip en relieve, plumín de oro macizo 22 Kt trazo fino, carga a convertidor instalado. Excelente a casi nueva, muy atractiva. #2307 $USD 150 o equivalente en $AR  
Pilot  Grandee, Japan, 1987,  sterling silver koushi lattice pattern, standard size, spring  clip imprint Grandee, on the cap lip imprint Pilot Japan Sterling Silver, 14 Kt solid White gold nib, imprint Pilot 14 Kt 585 <M>H887 (made in the Pilot Hiratsuka plat in august 1987), médium point (equivalent to an european EF).  Mint, new old stock  #1367 $USD 160
Taccia Portuguese, Japan, lovely mixed brown with green resin, chrome plated clip and trims, on the top engraved Taccia Portuguese, sturdy pen with a section diameter of 1.1 cm, barrel diameter 1.5 cm, posted 13.3 cm, smooth steel medium nib, converter filling. Mint, no box #2737 $USD 115
Pilot Elite, 1977, Japan, compact model in glossy black barrel and section, stainless steel cap, with an etched rectangular cross-hatched pattern. The nib is18K white gold, smooth fine  point. These pens were designed to fit in a Japanese shirt pocket. When post out it become a perfectly-balanced full-sized pen about 5.5” long (see picture with a Parker 51 side by side). Excellent #2414 $USD 120 o equivalente en $AR
Pilot (Namiki), Japan, 1992, metal finished on red lacquer, kasuri pattern. Kasuri is the name of the fabric woven from threads that are especially dyed to create this pattern. This intricate art is only mastered by very expert elderly weavers. Rare nib section in red, clip and trims gold plated, imprint Pilot L on the cap lip, 14 Kt Gold wing nib marked Pilot14 Kt. 585 F A692 (meaning production of june 1992), 155 mm posted, 131 mm capped, 10 mm diameter. Mint, NOS, original label, cartridges or converter (optional, not included). #2621 $USD 70
Elite Owner (Pilot?) fountain pen, Japón, modelo compacto de bolsillo de cuerpo corto pero capuchón largo de modo que es pequeño como para llevarlo cómodamente en un bolsillo y al mismo tiempo alcanza el tamaño standard al postear el capuchón. En  resina negra brillante, plumín dorado trazo extrafino, carga a convertidor. El dorado del clip ligeramente lavado, por lo demás excelente.  #2611 $USD 30