Five were the filling systems Pilot used on its pens during the early years of the company: safety (L-shiki, L-式), hoshiawase or star system (N-shiki), eyedropper (O-shiki), plunger filler (P-shiki), and lever filler (T-shiki).
Today’s pen is a lever filler black chased hard rubber (BCHR) pen equipped with a 14 carat gold nib in size 2.
Its dimensions are 126 mm in length and 12 g uninked.
The barrel has the brand name and the old company logo –an N encircled by a lifebuoy— engraved.
The ringtop is also made of 14 carat gold.
Its overall condition is fairly good, and it is ready to be inked and used.