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Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

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Start a Collection

The Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set is an easy way to start your fountain pen collection with three basic, accessible pen models: the Varsity, Metropolitan, and Plumix. With disposable and refillable options as well as a variety of nib sizes and ink colors, the Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set is the perfect bundle for any new user who has wanted to try fountain pens, or experienced users looking to add more quality writing instruments to their arsenal.

Note: This drop includes one Metropolitan fountain pen, one Varsity 7-pack, one Plumix 3-pack, and one Rhodia No. 18 notepad. At checkout, you can select your pen (from the Classic, Animal, and Retro Pop lines) and nib size,  as well as the type of paper for the notepad. You can also add a CON-40 piston-style converter for an extra $5.

Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

Metropolitan & Plumix Compatibillity

The Metropolitan and Plumix fountain pen models use the same exact friction-fit nib format, which are conveniently interchangeable. To change nibs in either pen, use your thumb and forefinger to grasp the pen’s nib and feed tightly, then twist the nib plate and feed while pulling them out of the grip piece. Twist in the new nib and feed section into the grip to replace the nib you just removed.

Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set
Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

Beginner-Friendly Varsity

Coming with a laser-cut, stainless steel, medium-sized nib and lightweight plastic construction, the Pilot Varsity fountain pen writes beautifully and is designed for beginners and everyday office use. Its non-refillable design can be disposed of once its pre-filled reservoir goes dry, and seven ink color options are included. The pen is completed with a window to monitor ink level, and a postable cap. With its durable plastic body and easy-to-use ink system, the Varsity is a great way to enter the world of fountain pens.

Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set
Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

More on the Metropolitan

Acclaimed by seasoned writers and beginners alike, the Metropolitan’s brass barrel comes in a width and weight that gives it the feel of a more expensive pen, with a writing quality to match. Offset by stainless steel accents and completed with a satin finish, the body ends in a postable cap and a smooth-writing stainless steel nib. The entire body is fully disassembled for convenient cleaning, and the included CON-20 style aerometric converter allows users to fill up directly from the ink bottle. The Pilot Metropolitan gives you the most bang for your buck in entry-level metal-body pens.

Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set
Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

More on the Plumix

The Plumix is a refillable fountain pen with a lightweight plastic body, and a stainless steel medium italic nib that's wide enough to add some flourish to your writing, but is still small enough to be used in everyday situations. The Plumix’s triangular grip helps encourage proper writing position, and the wings on the cap are designed to prevent the pen from rolling unnecessarily. Compatible with both Pilot cartridges and converters, the Plumix is a great option for when you’re ready to start exploring different writing styles.

Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set
Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

Rhodia Paper

To ensure a pleasurable writing experience with your new Pilot fountain pens, a Rhodia No. 18 top staple-bound notepad is included in this bundle. Made in France, Rhodia pads are known for their high quality vellum finish paper that performs very well with fountain pens, as well as other writing instruments. Featuring 80 sheets of high-grade vellum paper in 80g weight, the A4 Rhodia No. 18 notepads are available with blank, lined, graph, and dot grid paper.

Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set
Pilot Fountain Pen Starter Set

MR Animal Options

White Tiger

Classic Options

Classic Gold
Classic Silver
Classic Black

Retro Pop Options

Gray Houndstooth
Green Marble
Orange Flower
Purple Elipse
Red Wave
Turquoise Dots

CON-40 Converter (+ $5)


Varsity Pen

  • Pilot
  • Stainless steel medium nib
  • Disposable
  • Visible ink supply
  • Length, capped: 5.23 in (13.3 cm)
  • Length, uncapped: 4.56 in (11.6 cm)
  • Length, posted: 5.86 in (14.9 cm)
  • Weight: 0.3 oz

Metropolitan Pen

  • Pilot
  • Brass barrel
  • Stainless steel nib and clip
  • Compatible with Pilot cartridges or converters
  • Length, capped: 5.47 in (13.9 cm)
  • Length,uncapped: 5 in (12.7 cm)
  • Length, posted: 5.98 in (15.2 cm)
  • Weight: 0.9 oz

Plumix Pen

  • Pilot
  • Transparent plastic body
  • Triangular grip
  • Stainless steel medium italic nib
  • Compatible with Pilot cartridges or converters
  • Length, capped: 5.98 in (15.2 cm)
  • Length, uncapped: 5.70 in (14.5 cm)
  • Length, posted: 5.98 in (15.2 cm)
  • Weight: 0.4 oz

Rhodia No. 18 Notepad

  • Rhodia
  • Dimensions: 12 x 8.9 x 0.2 in (304.8 x 226.06 x 5.08 mm)
  • Sheet size: 8.25 x 11.75 (209.55 x 298.45 mm)
  • Weight: 10.6 oz
  • Made in France


  • Metropolitan fountain pen with ink cartridge, CON-20 style aerometric converter, and gift box
  • Plumix assorted 3-pack with 3 blue ink cartridges 
  • Varsity assorted color 7-pack
  • Rhodia No. 18 notepad


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 14, 2019 PT.

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