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Product Code PN60595

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Product Code PN60595

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MSRP $210.00

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This modern Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen has a matte blue barrel with black accents. This fountain pen comes with a retractable black ionized 18k gold nib - just click to expose or retract the nib. A hidden trap door helps keep the nib from drying out when not in use. A Pilot CON-40 converter is included with this pen, as well as a Pilot ink cartridge. A metal cartridge cap is also included for use with the ink cartridge. Each Vanishing Point fountain pen is beautifully merchandised in a black gift box.

The Vanishing Point retractable fountain pen is a product rich in both history and performance. Its brilliant design and ingenious technology make it a pen for the new age. A larger size, durable metal body and attractive appointments make the Vanishing Point unmistakably unique.

Click here to shop all compatible Pilot ink cartridges.

Fountain Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Lacquered metal
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks, Proprietary Pilot ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Nib Material
18k Gold

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
13mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

140mm (5.5in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

8mm (0.3in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
140mm (5.5in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

30g (1.1oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.


Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
Jorge B.
Great pen

I hesitated in getting this pen. I wasn't sure if I would like it. I was in the market for a fine nib pen and decided to get this. I'm so glad I did. It writes very nicely, the clip does not get in the way, it actually helps me grip the pen correctly without having to look down. I love the Blue Matte color. My only concern is that I'm going to want to pick up more of different colors, ha ha.

Excellent ALMOST everyday carry

Got this to try and be my everyday pen and it gets as close as a fountain pen can, but while juggling produce and a shopping list I dropped it and the image tells the sad tale... I did immediately buy a rather pricey replacement "nib unit" so that's a strong endorsement. The clip on the "wrong end" takes some getting used to but is much less intrusive than I feared. You definitely want to carry fountain pens nib up in your pocket or bag and with pocket pen you definitely want a clip so given a capless design like the vanishing point it needs a clip and it has to be there.My butter fingers aside it has been an excellent general use pen. It has satisfying heft that is well balanced and not excessive. Writing is smooth and easy across any angle I could manage to hold it at. The secure clip and vanishing point do make a great and practical pair for a clean and easy almost everyday fountain pen. Always an easy start at writing despite long periods stored point up, some of my other pens have a hard start if they're kept in that orientation too long.over all very happy, not the perfect pen but as close as one could hope for daily use on the go.

Patrick M.
Decent But Far from Great

I have two Pilot Vanishing Points, and both suffer from the same frustrating flaw of the converter allowing in a significant amount of air on every refill. It does not matter how slowly you turn the plunger, at what angle the converter is in the ink bottle, to what degree you flush the converter before attempting a refill. It always lets in enough air to take up at least 1/8 of the ink capacity. The pens are very comfortable writing instruments, and help make even my terrible lettering somewhat legible. It's just a shame the writing capacity is hamstrung by a poorly-designed converter.


Love it. One of my favorites.

I never wanted to like this pen.

There are a lot of things to potentially like about this pen, but first I had to get over the fact that the clip is on the wrong end of the pen. It just is, and you can't convince me differently. My toenails still curl a little every time I look at it. But, with that said, if you're taking notes somewhere, and don't want to just leave your pen uncapped, but don't want to miss something because you're taking the cap off your pen, well, this is it. So functionally, it's brilliance means you have to start trying to overlook the aesthetic nightmare. It gets easier though. Once you start to write with it, the nib is buttery smooth, the flow is generous, and you discover that the clip really isn't in your way, even if you have big ol' sasquatch hands. Which, by the way, the diameter of the pen is well suited to larger hands. This is actually a very comfortable pen to write with. So, on the whole, if I don't look at it or think about it too hard, this pen is GREAT.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.