The Pilot Vanishing Point is the most famous of a very rare breed: a retractable fountain pen. The pen has been around since 1963, so it has a long and rich history, as well as a proven track record. The Vanishing Point (VP) uses a push-button design to extend and retract the nib, unlike some other retractable fountain pens that use a twist action.
The pen has amassed a dedicated following because of its convenience and versatility.
In 1963, Pilot released the first ever retractable fountain pen. After clicking the push button, the nib slides forward and pushes the lid down. By clicking the push button again, the nib retracts and the lid springs up, shutting the gap air-tight to prevent the ink from drying out. The nib is slim to fit inside the pen, and it folds down to grab the feed tightly to handle the constant movements.
- 18k gold nib
- The pen comes with a CON-40 Converter and a cartridge