Pre-Owned Pens: Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point

Pre-Owned Pens: 2321 Namiki Pilot Vanishing Point
Era: 1980-present
Price: $125.00
In our humble opinion, one of the coolest fountain pen innovations in recent decades was the clickable Namiki/Pilot Vanishing Point. Click it like a ballpoint to reveal the nib, which is internally capped to keep it from drying out easily. It uses proprietary cartridges and converters. This black Carbonesque Pilot Vanishing point comes complete with its converter and cartridge cap, box and papers. This one was heavily used in rotation, but you wouldn't notice to look at it. Only light wear around where the nib comes out of the pen. The 14k gold nib is marked as fine, but it is a Japanese fine that is closer to extra-fine. To us, most fine and extra-fine nibs feel just a little scratchy, and this is no different. 14cm.