There are two pens that consistently appear in my weekly rotation: the Pilot Axiom and Pilot Vanishing Point. The Vanishing Point and I have been inseparable for the past 6 months I’ve owned it. I have used many fountain pens; however, no other can compare to how well this pen is made. The Vanishing Point embodies modern design and elegance in a practical way.
As stated in the introduction, the pen has a modern, yet practical design. The durable metal barrel is decorated with lacquered enamel and its accents are rhodium plated for optimal shine and elegance. The Pilot Vanishing Point is known for its retractable nib. The retractable nib is extremely convenient eradicating the worry of misplacing a cap. The clicker is strong and its level of resistance gives the pen a premium feel. Some of you may have concerns regarding the positioning of the clip. Don't worry, it does not get in the way when writing. The clip actually provides excellent grip and also promotes holding the pen correctly. The grip is very comfortable and I have not noticed any slippage.
At 30g, the Pilot Vanishing Point is well balanced and sits comfortably in the hand. With its rhodium-plated 18k gold nib, you will experience an incomparable writing experience. The nib writes well on most (if not all) paper producing clean lines and a consistent ink flow. The pen glides across the page with little feedback. The ink used during testing was Diamine Oxblood, Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black, Pilot Namiki Black, Pilot Namiki Blue, and Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki Deep Azure Blue. I experienced a premium and unparalleled writing experience with each ink. Remember, you should not apply much pressure when using this pen as the 18k gold nib can bend and break easily.
Penman's Final Remark:
The Pilot Vanishing Point is extremely durable and can handle daily abuse. The pen writes well on most papers and works well with multiple inks. The Vanishing Point is an elegant, yet practical workhorse.