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Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen Review

Product Review of the Pilot Vanishing Point Collection Fountain Pens

The Pilot vanishing point fountain pen comes in a wide selection of colors to choose from. There are a couple colors that really caught my eye, the gun metal with matte black and the all matte black finish. The nib on the pen is a glossy black to match the black matte pen.

Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen Nib ReviewI opted for the extra fine nib which when I first tried the pen was very scratchy. As I began to use the pen the nib began to smooth out some and I enjoy using the pen. Since it is an extra fine nib it will never be as smooth as wider nibs. I have also used the Pilot Vanishing Point with a medium nib and it is a much smoother writer. So if you like a smoother pen I would suggest a wider nib. I do love how fine the pen writes with the extra fine nib and I can write great detail using it.

Most fountain pens are capped. One of the distinguishing features of the Pilot Vanishing point fountain pen is the way the nib retracts. The pen operates like a ballpoint pen with a "click action" to retract or extend the writing nib on the pen. This is a great convenience factor when using the pen making it quick and easy to use. One item to consider with this pen is that since the nib should be kept upright in your pocket the clip is located on the end of the barrel next to the nib rather than at the opposite end. For me this works just fine but for some writing styles the clip can be in the way of where you position your hand on the barrel of the pen making it awkward to use.

The Pilot Vanishing Point is made from all metal components making it a bit heftier than other pens. I do not find that it is overly heavy and the pen is well balanced making it enjoyable for use over longer periods.

The pen is well made with precision and is a very high quality pen. The pen disassembles by unscrewing the barrel at the center. Inside the nib section slides out of the pen. Included with the pen is an in converter as well as an ink cartridge. The pen will only accept the proprietary Pilot ink cartridges. Since the entire nib assembly comes out of the pen maintenance and cleaning are easy.

There is very little on the pen in the way of branding. On the back of the pen in the middle of the barrel is a subtle print of "Pilot Japan". Pilot has done a great job of not over branding the pen.

The Pilot Vanishing Point is a rock solid fountain pen. It is well made, fun to use and performs excellent. It looks great too.

Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen Review

Pros of the Pilot Vanishing Point

  • Convenient to use with the retractable nib.
  • Smooth gold nib.
  • Looks great.


Cons of the Pilot Vanishing Point

  • Clip location may be awkward for some writers.

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Specs of the Pilot Vanishing Point Collection Fountain Pens

Length: 5.500 in.
Diameter: 0.500 in.
Weight: 0.900 oz.
Body/Trim: Aluminum
FillType: Cartridge/Converter



Pilot Vanishing Point Collection Reviews from our Customers

See what our customers have to say about the Pilot Vanishing Point Collection Fountain Pens. Don't just take our word for it, read actual customer reviews of the product and see what they think.
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perfect pen. pen chalet gave me an option to change the nip to 1mm stub, which serves me in every aspect to my full satisfaction.
solid high build quality, very smooth nip

ink sucking hole is about an inch above from the tip of the nip, therefore, snorkel would be required to fill it up from bottled ink.

Pasadena, CA
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This fountain pen is amazing!!!
I'm loving how unique it is and its elegance.

Summit, IL
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I'm partial to softer springy and bouncy nibs (such as platinum 3776) - this nib fits the bill, and the retractable form makes it so convenient. I have the matte black: really enjoying its stealthy look and the texture of the matte surface. The weight and girth are ideal for my larger hands (I'm a tall woman) and well balanced. A smaller person might prefer the Decimo. In future I look forward to buying a second one in a different nib width, perhaps a limited edition body, and being able to swap bodies around will be great fun.

Mitchelton, QLD
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I love everything about this pen except filling it. It is a good weight, the ease of retracting the nib means the pen doesn't dry out from being left uncapped, and I love going clickity-clack with the button as I ponder. I do find that it doesn't hold as much as ink as I would like, and that it, like other PIlots I have, is messier to fill than my other pens. Good nib, beautiful pattern. Pen Chalet has awesome customer service, too!

Columbia, SC
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Thanks Ron! Great products and great service!

Saint Petersburg, FL
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I ordered the VP in Red/Gold, fine nib - I struggled with ordering this pen because of the cost and I wasn't sure about the clip location, the variance in nib sizes, or whether I needed this one or the smaller Decimo VP. I was pliantly surprised with everything about this pen! I absolutely love it and it was worth the leap of faith! The clip actually assists you in gripping the pen correctly to ensure the appropriate nib contact when writing and it does not at all bother my writing process. The red/gold colors are elegant and beautiful, and the pen fits my medium sized hand perfectly. I have many fountain pens, but this one was the most expensive I have purchased and I never realized the difference in a "more expensive" pens - very worth it!

Jonesborough, TN
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Vanishing Point pens are weird looking. Admit it. But I have found them to be of outstanding quality and durability. Unlike many "show pony" fountain pens, these can be your every day carry pen. They NEVER leak. I use mine every day at work and the Japanese quality is flawless.

Brighton, CO
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I don't have anything new to add that hasn't been said: it looks just a little odd, and works like a dream. Some have a hard time with the clip being down at their fingertips, but for me it is a perfect fit. The clip falls exactly between my fingers and it is almost like a stabilizer when I'm writing. This looks to be my primary workhorse. I got both the fine and the medium nibs so it handles a lot of my needs. I have a fine point Faber-Castell which is somewhere between the two Pilot nibs and between the three it takes care of most of what I write. I love this pen.

Eugene, OR
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My first mid-range pen and, for a student, it is wonderful. The click lets me avoid twisting a cap on and off throughout lectures. The blue-carbonesque is lovely too.

Morgantown, WV
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This is the perfect pen to carry in a shirt pocket and use throughout the work day. A fine nib works well on copy paper, and you don't have to keep up with a cap.

Chipley, FL
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