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Pilot Long Murex

28 March, 2015 | Vintage

Brand: Pilot (Japanese)
Model: Long Murex (MR-500SS)
Production: October 1978 (For pen shown below) 
Nib: Integrated Steel <F> Fine Nib
Filler: Cartridge/Converter (Pilot Cartridge or Pilot Con-20 squeeze converter, con-50 is not compatible)


This was one of my early 'grail' pens when I first got into fountain pens. It's a very sleek stainless steel design with a springy little clip on a snap-on cap. Unlike the Pilot Elite of the same era the Long Murex are surprisingly easy to disassembly without tools for a deeper cleaning (though a rubber band may help get a grip on the center joint).  The nib is marked "<F>", but it writes somewhere in between Fine and Extra-Fine compared to some modern Pilot nibs I have. The nib is on the firm side, but it does have a slight amount of spring to it for a minor emphasis when writing. 

An excellent resource I've found for information regarding the MYU and Murex line is The Tokyo Fountain Pen Scene.


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