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Product Code PN60143

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Product Code PN60143

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MSRP $210.00

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This iconic Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen has a shiny blue barrel with rhodium accents. This fountain pen comes with a retractable rhodium-plated 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
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 18 reviews
Great pen for the office

The design blends in for the most parte and if you don't like to be the center of attention but love fountain you will love this Pilot.

My new favorite pen!

I can't believe I waited so long to try this pen! For the past 10 years, the Pilot Custom 74 has been my daily writer, and no other pen has been able to dethrone it as my all time favorite. But the moment I started writing with the Vanishing Point, I had a new #1 pen. The writing experience is fantastic with the Medium nib. I also tried a Fine nib and found that to be a wonderful writer as well. I ended up gifting the Fine to a friend, so... now I have an excuse to get a fine in a different color. The click mechanism for deploying the nib is fantastic. It is really satisfying to use, and it also makes using a fountain pen in a faster paced environment, such as taking notes at work (or school) much easier than with a cap that has to be unscrewed. I've had no issues at all with hard starts or the nib drying out or anything like that. I was a bit worried about the position of the clip, as it seemed like it could potentially get in the way of my somewhat weird pen grip, but I've had no issues at all with the clip.Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with this pen, and I can't wait to add a couple more to my collection in different colors in years to come!

Nathaniel K.
Beautiful Pen

As a dabbling pen collector, the Pilot Vanishing Point has been the pen I've been most fascinated with since I learned that there were things outside the world of G2's. A click pen that happens to be a fountain pen just seemed like the coolest possible combination of form and function to show my friends and family that fountain pens aren't stuck in the past. I was a bit worried from reading some of the other reviews that a fine nib might be too scratchy, but my previous experience with Pilot fine nibs had proven to me that they were the size best suited to my writing style. I'm happy to report that the VP's fine nib is buttery smooth (at least in my limited experience with the pen). The action is very satisfying, and works well to keep the nib from drying out. I have learned that I will need to modify my filling method to ensure I have enough ink to reach the filling port, but that will not change my life radically so I don't count it a negative. Overall, the build quality and aesthetics of the pen are top notch. The saying goes that you shouldn't meet your heroes because they might disappoint you, but I can confidently say that the VP has not only met my high expectations but exceeded them. A wonderful tool that makes writing a joy.

Great everyday carry pen

I've had the black/rhodium for years, but with a new job I have to be mindful of what color ink I use. So I just had to buy the Blue/Rhodium pen so I'd know which color was loaded before absent-mindedly signing any forms. It didn't take much rationalizing for me to justify buying another one of these pens. I'll probably get one in red eventually. Despite the click open/close nature of the pen, it's very easy to take care of and keep clean. I use it mostly for job-related note taking, so I use the converter and have yet to run out of ink accidentally. I like this pen best with the EF nib. Sometimes you have to order the EF separately depending on the specific model you buy, but it's totally worth it.

Jihoon K.
Great pen!

I got this for my graduating lab senior. He was very happy about it! I recommend!

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.