One of Pilot's flagship fountain pens, the Custom 823 combines unique styling with a fun-to-use, high-capacity vacuum filling system and a smooth, 14k gold nib. The amber body color and gold trim give the pen a warm, classic look, while the transparent demonstrator design gives it a modern twist and lets you admire the ink inside the pen. The Custom 823 is a large pen, measuring nearly six inches long when capped, but it is remarkably well-balanced, and the cap posts deeply and securely, making the pen comfortable to use either posted or unposted.
To fill the pen, unscrew the plunger knob at the end of the barrel and pull back on the plunger. Dip the nib in bottled ink so that the ink is touching the lip of the grip section, then push the plunger down. This will create a vacuum that draws ink into the pen. The ink chamber will fill about 3/4 of the way full—far more ink than a typical cartridge or converter can hold.
The pen comes in a beautiful presentation gift box and includes a 70 ml bottle of Pilot Blue fountain pen ink.