Pen Chalet has sold many Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pens to its loyal customers. However, I do not personally own a Pilot Vanishing Point and decided to see what all the fuss was about and write a Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen Review. I have always thought of the Pilot Vanishing Point as a super unique and innovative fountain pen and have not been disappointed in demoing this pen.
Although the Vanishing Point collection comes in 18 colors including special Raden pens, I happened to be demoing the Black Pilot Vanishing Point pen, medium nib, with Rhodium (chrome) trim, item #60242. It comes in a typical Pilot presentation box, with a Pilot ink cartridge and a metallic cartridge holder in addition to a converter.
Upon taking the pen out of the box, my first surprise came when I filled the pen (using the converter) with Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire bottle ink. I have to say the filling process was the easiest that I have ever seen. The converter worked flawlessly, without any air bubbles for a full and complete fill of its reservoir. In fact I emptied the converter two or three times just to make sure it worked as smoothly each time it was filled, which it did.
The pen design, with the nib coming out of the top of the pen above the clip, is ingenious, as it limits any possibility of ink residue staining your clothing. The spring button at the bottom of the pen smoothly extends out the small 18K gold nib from the top of the pen. The small nib, to the uninitiated, may look like you are using a typical rollerball/ballpoint type pen. However, the moment the nib and ink touch paper, all such notions quickly dissipate. The ink flow is perfect, the smoothness of the Pilot Vanishing point 18K gold nib is a prime example of why Japanese nibs have gained such a highly regarded place in the pen industry.
The style and beauty of this classic yet unique pen is unmatched. Unbelievably, most of the Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pens, which come in nib sizes of EF, F, M, and B, retails for $175.00, with only the Raden specialty pens being higher. I would highly recommend the Pilot Vanishing Point pen to any pen lover or even pen novice as its reasonable price (especially for a 18K gold nib) make it an absolute must in any collection.
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