Favorite Pilots in Red

A selection of red PILOT designs with various gimmicks…

• Young 2020
• 2020 Rocky
• Inner Point
• 2020 Flag
• ‘Cap-knock’
• 2020 Enpitsu
• 2020 School Grip

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Those are fire! By the way, last night I was looking for a 0.9 red pencil (ISO encoding) and there really aren’t that many. Pentel and Pilot .9 pencils usually have that ocher yellow color.

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If you can find it, the late Pentel P219 is red.

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Better luck finding an orange coded 0.9 from one of the European brands, especially FC or Staedtler. Japanese brands kinda went their own way for a long time.

0.2
Japan = Pink

0.3
Japan = Brown / Red
ISO = Yellow

0.4
Japan = Green / Orange (uni)

0.5
Japan = White / Red
ISO = Brown

0.7
Japan = Green / Blue
ISO = Blue

0.9
Japan = (Light) Orange / Red
ISO = Orange-Red

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The 2020 Rocky cost Y500! :exploding_head:

Well I looked and I almost can’t believe that I only have one red pencil :pensive:

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I’ll never forgive the ISO spec for making 0.5 brown :nauseated_face:

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Doesn’t bother me. Pentel was doing Pentel before ISO.

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Ferrari Red P207 from Brazil (P207-FRPB).

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‘What’s the most popular lead diameter?’

(checks notes) ‘0.5’

‘Right, let’s designate that with the color of shit. Shall we break for lunch?’

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Precisely how I imagine it went down :joy:

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Maybe someone on the ISO team was a chocoholic…

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Do you have some 0.9 in red?

Tombow’s 0.5 VARIABLE…. ANY other color… like BLACK!!!

—makes no sense…

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Well well well… I hoped I could help on this, as I remembered I had something like this around here; turns out, however, that I only have a salmon-red 0.35 old FC pencil, a TK-fine 1306.

The colour is really unusual, at least compared to the rest of my collection: it vaguely reminds the hue of the orange Pentel PD1065 F (orange), but it is lighter, an more “pink-ish”. I don’t know whether discoloration plays a role in the current stage of the colour itself, and I can’t tell whether this item is rare or not. The clip has been removed as usual, but I should be able to get it — it’s just the same as any other clip for a standard TK-Fine.

A couple more shots, of the golden imprint and of the grip area.


Regards! :smiley:

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‘Red’ is relative…

• Pentel PNR9 ‘non repro’ is 0.9mm, in a reddish maroon
• Pentel Twist-Erase Click 0.9mm in a red-orange
• Delfonics P209 came in a nice orange
• Pilot Dr Grip 0.9 came in a deep clear red
• Castell XF-9789 in a deep orange
• Faber-Castell FE 3010 0.9mm in a vibrant clear red
• Platinum PRESS MAN 0.9 is a definite red
• Staedtler 925 35 – I customized a 0.9 using a limited orange-red body

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