I’m curious about these new Pilot Stargazer fountain pens. I have had good experiences with Pilot fountain pens and for some reason, I really like the name Stargazer. (Maybe because it makes me think of Starwalker…)

Pilot Stargazer

Images from Nibs.com

The new Pilot Stargazer fountain pens come in four colors – red, blue, white, and the classic black. They are on the smaller side, but are still solid with brass caps and barrels. The finishes are pearl in each color, accented with rhodium trim. These fill by cartridge/converter.

From the forum, AltecGreen informs us that this pen appears to be a US market version of the Legance 89, which had a marbled resin body and a more ornate cap band, but they both have similar prices.

The Stargazer is available with a 14K solid gold rhodium-plated nib in fine or medium grade only. At an MSRP of $190, but expected to sell around $152, you get a pretty nice package.

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  • stu elman

    These look very nice. How does the writing appear? Any comments or concerns?

  • MrsGouletPens

    I believe this is actually the US version of the Stella 90S, not the Legance 89S.

  • Dustin_Brown

    I really like the simplicity of these. I think I’ll stop by Nibs.com and grab one as soon as my next paycheck comes in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1171568547 Michelle Pate Smith on Facebook

    It makes me think of a ship Picard commanded before the Enterprise. :)

  • Breck

    I’ve always thought of “solid gold” as 24 karat, i.e. no admixture of any base metal, just pure gold, or solid gold. But I’ve seen the way you use the term to talk about a 14 kt. nib over and over. To me 14 kts. is not solid gold. In this context what is actually the meaning of “solid gold”?

    • http://fpgeeks.com/ Dan Smith

      Solid is one of three ways to describe gold items. There’s solid, filled, and plated. Solid means exactly that, solid. It’s one piece of gold, the purity of which is indicated with a stamp.

      What you’re referring to is pure gold.

      • Breck

        Thanks Dan! A fount of knowledge as usual. What then, if you don’t mind further educating me, is “filled”? Plated I think I understand but I’ve always wondered about filled? Cheers, Breck