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, featuring a transparent tinted cap and barrel which 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 ink cartridge.