The Pilot 743 FA Replacement feed is used to improve performance of the size 15 FA nib when flex writing. The stock feed does not provide sufficient ink for calligraphy styles such as copperplate, as Japanese writing does not flex the nib as dramatically as does a style like copperplate. We do not recommend using this feed with any other style of nib, as we have not done extensive testing with any nib other than the FA nib.
The 743 replacement feed is available in two versions:
- 743E This feed has a 3 slit ink slot, and is meant for use with dry inks, or for users who prefer a wet nib (on right, below).
- 743EN This feed has a 2 slit ink slot, for use with normal inks (on left, below).
Additional versions, in red ebonite and clear acrylic, will be offered in the future.
This feed does not fit the size 10 FA nibs used in the Pilot Custom 742 and 912. We will offer a size 10 FA replacement feed shortly.
Installation into your Pilot Custom 743 or 823