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Product Code PN15757

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Product Code PN15757

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MSRP $600.00

Black Matte
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Vanishing Point is the world’s first and favorite family of luxury retractable fountain pens. The Vanishing Point LS features a completely innovative and advanced design technology with a seamless “Click & Twist” mechanism that retracts the 18k gold nib effortlessly for a truly luxurious fountain pen writing experience.

The black matte barrel has elegant matte black accents and a striking red stripe, reminiscent of classical race cars, which accentuates the twist mechanism.

Pilot's patented design allows the nib to retract fully into the barrel when not in use, making this marvel of a fountain pen engineering a smooth writing, luxury fountain pen easily portable to take with you wherever you go. To extend the nib, push the knob in or gently twist the knob counter-clockwise. To retract the nib back into the pen barrel, gently push/twist the knob in a clockwise direction.

Each Vanishing Point LS fountain pen is beautifully merchandised in an elegant gift box. A Pilot CON-40 converter is included with this pen, as well as a blue Pilot ink cartridge. A metal cartridge cap is also included for use with the ink cartridge. Vanishing Point LS uses the same replacement nib unit as the other Vanishing Point models.

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
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
12.9mm (0.51in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15mm (0.59in)
Length - Nib

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

7.1mm (0.28in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
138mm (5.43in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

140mm (5.51in)
Weight - Overall (g)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Mualla E.T.
So soo smooth

I have used many VPs and I still own quite a few of them. I wanted to get the Ls for a while now but quite frankly, and many pilot users will understand, the converters on these pens are just not the best... I'll leave it at that. İt is the main reason I stopped using my VPs regularly; and the reason why I didn't pull the trigger on this pen for so long. And then the iroshizuku cartridges finally came out and put an end to my con-whatever-ty misery! So I finally bought the Ls in matte black. I agree with everything about the nib and the mecanism being so soo smooth; like a VP in smooth slow motion, in a very satisfying way. But I find that noone is talking about the feel of the pen in hand. İt is hard to explain how all the refinements on the design, the grip, the exquisite matte finish just makes this pen so much more luxurious and enjoyable than a regular VP, and so worth the price tag. How it writes? Well it's a Pilot. İt is of course a superb writer

Ned L.
A fine addition to my stable of Pilots.

My first gold nabbed pen was the Pilot E95s after long experience with steel-nib, disposable Varsity pens. My affection was instantaneous. I soon ordered a Custom 74 to take things up a click. Then came a medium-ribbed and a fine-ribbed Custom 823. While further options abound, I was very curious about the Vanishing Point experience. I nearly had pulled the trigger on the 2022 red coral special edition when I saw Brian and Drew introduce the matte black Pilot Vanishing Point LS over the holidays. My order of one with a fine nib nearly was instantaneous. Pilot knocks me out, again. The uniquely silent "click" and release mechanism moves this pen far past the pedestrian aura cast by clickable ball points. The matte black metal finish with just a touch of red striping lends it the understated appeal of the Lamy 2000. I am head-over-heels for this pen. Do I wish it could hold more ink? Yes. But I can write over a four-page letter before a refill becomes necessary and, frankly, it's fun to savor this pen's engineering as I do so.

Ned L.
Most impressive in nearly every way.

This is my first Pilot Vanishing Point. I've been eying them for some time because with only one exception, I'm a fan of Pilot's fountain pens. I was ogling the red coral special edition and, then, Brian and Drew reviewed this LS model in matte black. Of course, that compelled me to spring for a more expensive pen than I'd intended. To my mind though, it is entirely worth the price (with a mild quibble). It's beautiful. The photos don't do it justice. The silently smooth function of pushing the "knock" to make the nib emerge only is outdone by the silent slo-mo nib retraction at the feather-smooth twist of the nob up top with its red-line adornment. I expected a smooth, precise writing experience with the fine nib. Pilot delivered. Having never owned a Vanishing Point, I was surprised by the diminutive nib. But, the business end works exquisitely. I'd no trouble with the grip "around" the clip. It perfectly positions the nib-to-page for me. YMMV. Now, my quibble. Pilot fans already will have guessed it: this exquisite pen utilizes the notorious CON-40 converter. A pen of this calibre deserves better, let's leave it at that. C'mon Pilot.

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.