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Capless Limited Edition 2023 - KANREKI - 60th Anniversary

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Sacred Red Barrel with Black Trim and Engraved Limited Edition Band

Only 2023 pieces made worldwide

Push-retraction mechanism and Ion-plated PILOT 18K Gold Nib for effortless writing

Presented in a modern commemorative gift box with Rotary Converter (CON-40) & Signature Cartridge (IC-50)

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October 21st marks a special anniversary this year - 60 years of our iconic PILOT Capless Retractable Fountain Pen. To commemorate the occasion, we proudly offer the ‘KANREKI’ Capless Limited Edition 2023 release. Only 2023 pieces will be made available worldwide.

The term ‘Kanreki’ stems from ‘kan’還 meaning ‘return’ and ‘reki’ 暦 denoting ‘calendar’.

In Japanese tradition, when an individual reaches the age of 60, they have completed five full cycles of the Jikkan Junishi (based on the Chinese Zodiac) and returned to their original birth sign. A 60th Anniversary is not merely seen as a reflection of time passed but as a rebirth: a unique opportunity to embark on a new chapter in life and start afresh.

Red holds immense significance across cultures and is considered a sacred colour, symbolising strength, rejuvenation, and the beginning of a new chapter in life. Embodying the essence of ‘Kanreki’, the colour red is the perfect choice for this remarkable jubilee.

Celebrate the start of our new chapter with this limited edition release and own a special piece of history.
Explore the myriad of colours and sizes offered in the PILOT Capless Range.



Pocket Clip

Gift Box

Dream big, live boldly, and write with the best.

PILOT Capless is the epitome of luxury, design, and technology. Since 1963, the world's first retractable fountain pen has been the most coveted writing instrument on the market, and for many good reasons. Celebrate the one you love with a gift that's timeless, sophisticated, and functional. The Capless is available in a wide range of materials and colours and is beautifully packaged to be treasured forever. Discover the ultimate writing experience with PILOT's Capless.

Frequently Asked Questions

When storing your fountain pen, ensure it is always capped or retracted to avoid drying out.

We recommend storing it horizontally or with the fountain pen nib up if it is inked.

Piston fillers like the CUSTOM 823 have a blind cap at the end of the barrel which should be screwed down to close off ink flow, making it a superb pen to travel with.

One of the pleasures of fountain pens is that they require very little pressure to write as ink flows smoothly through the nib. Be more gentle than you would with a ballpoint or rollerball. Pushing too hard will damage the nib.

PILOT Signature Cartridge (IC-50) & Rotary Ink Converter (CON-40) Only:
Desk Fountain Pen, MR Range, Prera, Cavalier, E95s, Capless

PILOT Signature Cartridge (IC-50), Rotary Ink Converter (CON-40) & Push Button Ink Converter (CON-70):
Kakuno, Explorer, Falcon, Justus 95, CUSTOM 74, CUSTOM 742, CUSTOM 743, CUSTOM 845, CUSTOM Heritage 912, CUSTOM Heritage SE, CUSTOM Urushi, Namiki

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