Pilot Custom 74. Released in 1992, Custom 74 has become Pilot’s core introductory pen in the Custom series. The Custom series starts with gold nib with a great variations in nib sizes to satisfy everyone’s writing experience, which is why it’s called Custom. Pilot’s Custom 74 is among three popular starter gold nib pens in Japan along with Sailor 1911 Standard and Platinum 3776. And among all three, Custom 74 comes with the most nib variations with total of 11 nibs. Custom 74 is designed with a very elegant classic look with a flexible smooth gold nib.