Tokyo based Pilot is Japans leading pen manufacturer. It’s an analogue company that is proud to be able to do every step of the production in-house. This is a core strength of the company and it has been this way from the very beginning in 1918. This is when Ryosuke Namiki founded the company’s founder and produced the first Japanese made fountain pens. Hel also introduced gold writing tips for his fountain pens after being inspired by foreign writing tools. Pilot has been an innovator ever since, testimony to this is the recent Capless Fountain Pen or erasable ink Frixion pens.