Pilot Plumix fountain pen review23 December 2013
The Pilot Plumix is a very cheap fountain pen that is only available with a medium italic nib. I don’t get on too well with italic nibs but I’ve found this one to be smooth, though firm, and typical of the high quality of Pilot nibs even in this price range.
I picked up this pen in France, in a supermarket, and was drawn to it initially because it takes standard international cartridges, which is very unusual for Pilot pens. However it seems as if this isn’t always the case and many that I’ve seen for sale online take the usual proprietary Pilot cartridge instead.
The style (and name) evokes old-fashioned quills but this pen glories in its plasticness. It’s clearly very modern, it revels in it, yet makes you think of writing with a feather. Very clever.
For the price this is a fantastic pen. It’s worth shopping around as I’ve seen them for all kinds of different prices. It’s also worth looking for one that takes standard cartridges, although that shouldn’t put you off if you can’t find any. It’s a lovely pen.