|Item Weight||9.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.5 x 0.5 x 0.6 inches|
|Item model number||60581|
|Number of Items||1|
|Point Type||Medium Point|
|Ink Color||Matt Black|
|Manufacturer Part Number||60581|
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Pilot Vanishing Point Collection Retractable Fountain Pen, Matte Black Barrel, Blue Ink, Medium Nib (60581)
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- Inspired by radar invisible technology used in state-of-the-art military aircraft
- Ingenious patented design allows nib to retract into pen body
- 18-karat gold rhodium-plated nib
- Packaged in an elegant gift box with 1 pre-filled blue ink cartridge and 1 CON-50 twist piston converter
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From the Manufacturer
Vanishing Point comes in a wide array of refined styles and colors.
Vanishing Point features a remarkable retractable nib.
Pilot Vanishing Point
Revolutionary in its origin and unmatched even today, the Vanishing Point fountain pen by Pilot was the first retractable fountain pen on the market. Originally crafted in 1963, the precise engineering of the barrel and internal mechanisms allow the nib to disappear completely when not in use, creating a truly retractable fountain pen. The Vanishing Point nib, expertly fashioned in 18-karat gold for exquisite writing performance, is available in three elegant finishes designed to perfectly coordinate with the accents on the pen: yellow gold, silver-tone Rhodium plating, or a black ion-coating. While others have attempted to imitate the ingenious concept of a retractable fountain pen, the brilliant design of the Vanishing Point has never been surpassed. Simple yet flawless technology allows for a dependable and trusted writing instrument that has withstood the test of time.
Sophisticated Finishes and Limited Editions
Vanishing Point is offered in an array of exquisite, sophisticated finishes and nib sizes for the ultimate in customization. Barrel colors range from traditional solid colors, to subtle patterns, to bold contemporary colors. Choose a Vanishing Point adorned with luxurious embellishments of inlaid Raden (mother-of-pearl) accents. Other premium offerings include annual limited-edition barrel colors and special highly-collectible limited edition designs to commemorate Pilot Corporation anniversaries.
Design innovation puts the Vanishing Point in a class of its own. Assembled by hand, the expertly crafted internal mechanism contains features such as a special trap door to prevent the nib from drying out when retracted. Vanishing Point is exquisitely constructed for reliability and superior writing performance.
Refills and Ink
The Vanishing Point fountain pen can be filled with either the provided blue ink cartridge or by using the included converter with your favorite fountain pen ink. Pilot recommends using Pilot IC50 or IC100 ink cartridges or one of the many beautiful, nature-inspired Pilot Iroshizuku bottled fountain pen inks for an exceptionally expressive and smooth writing experience.
Perfect for gift giving, Vanishing Point arrives in a handsome gift box with black slip sleeve.
The Gift of Pilot Fine Writing
Each Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen arrives packaged in an elegant gift box perfect for presenting to respected colleagues, treasured friends, and loved ones. Pilot is renowned for quality that lasts and superior writing performance. You can feel confident in offering a Pilot Vanishing Point as a gift of distinction. Refills and Ink The Vanishing Point fountain pen can be filled with either the provided blue ink cartridge or by using the included converter with your favorite fountain pen ink. Pilot recommends using Pilot IC50 or IC100 ink cartridges or one of the many beautiful, nature-inspired Pilot Iroshizuku bottled fountain pen inks for an exceptionally expressive and smooth writing experience.
Top Customer Reviews
The best way to describe it is that this pen looks like an artifact from an alternate world history--it looks like what a high-end fountain pen would look like today had the ball point pen never been invented. It fits, unselfconsciously, into your lifestyle as if you had been using fountain pens all your life. The retractible nib makes for a very practical writing instrument--it is so much quicker to whip the pen out of your pocket and press the clicker to jot something down that you do it much more naturally than uncapping a regular fountain pen. Another click and the nib vanishes just as fast, ready to be cliped back into your pocket.
I bought the model with the fine nib, and I really like the ultra-precise line it can draw, but I can't really recommend the fine nib model to casual or first-time fountain pen buyers. I had to adjust the nib by (very carefully!!!) inserting a razorblade to spread the tines out a bit, in order to get the kind of ink flow I desire. And fine nibs can be finnicky. It is a fountain pen, after all. So newbies please get a model with a medium nib.
But I really love this pen, and can't imagine what I did without it.
The product includes a conversion cartridge. So, if you already have a bottle of ink, then just fill it up and it is good to go. If not, it also includes a disposable cartridge. A sheet of user's manual accompanies this product.
Pro: No cap to worry about. Click -- the nib comes out. Click again -- the nib retracts. Its built-in pocket clip makes it very easy to carry around.
Con: Because of the way the pocket clip is located, it can become a source of discomfort since your index finger will be pressing against it.
I have been using two other fountain pen: Waterman Phileas medium nib and Waterman Moonlight Hemisphere fine nib. It took me a while before these two became responsive to my touches. Pilot Vanishing Point, by contrast, did not need to be broken in at all. I was able to write smoothly right after I filled up the conversion cartridge for the very first time. Therefore, insofar as getting started: Pilot Vanishing Point fine nib > Waterman Moonlight Hemisphere fine nib. While Pilot Vanishing Point costs more than Waterman Phileas and Moonlight Hemisphere, I would recommend the former over the latter two.
The twist converter cartridge included with the package can become a source of irritation: It does not hold that much ink. An additional source of irritation is that the transparent portion of the converter cartridge is obscured by the metal cylincer surrounding it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the fact that it is retractable. I have noticed that when I leave the pen open, the ink dries out a bit, but if I retract it before setting it down, the ink flows perfectly... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Daetm Maindd
This is my third fountain pen, Lamy all star, TWSBI Vac700, then this. First off the packing was very high quality, gift quality for sure. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Chris Biddie
Love this pen. It's great for daily use and convenient with the click style vanishing point yet gives the smooth and fluid writing of a fountain penPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent pen. I have a fairly large fountain pen collection, and this one is probably my favorite. Very convenient mechanism and excellent nib/performance.Published 1 month ago by mickeymouse