The Pilot Custom 74 was first introduced in 1974, hence the name Custom 74. The Custom 74 is a simplistic, yet sophisticated fountain pen, with a minimalistic design. This pen is considered the demonstration model, as the transparent tinted cap and barrel allows the writer to see how much ink remains. The pen features the signature rhodium-plated 14K nib and bright rhodium accents on clip and rings. It comes complete in a gift box with a Pilot Converter-70 inside the pen and a black IC-50 ink cartridge.