Friday, April 18, 2014

Pilot Metallic Vanishing Point Fountain Pens Have Landed!

The popular Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pens already come in a pretty good range of colors, but Pilot's really stepped up their game with the new Metallic colors. I was originally told they'd be available in the US around mid-May, but they came early! They're here now in Copper Red, Desert Orange, Mountain Blue, Tropical Purple, and Valley Green.

In this video, I show:
  • Showcasing each of the 5 colors (0:34)
  • Comparison to several other VP's (like the pink LE from 2011) (1:40)
  • Showing inks that match each color pen (4:04)
  • Comparing the Desert Orange to an orange Rhodia pad (5:10)

If you haven't already seen it, check out the two blog posts I already did showing some pictures of these new metallic VP's, this one and this one. They are the same price as all of the other Vanishing Points ($175 list, $140 at GouletPens.com), and are available with an extra-fine, fine, medium, or broad nib in black, rhodium, or yellow 18k gold. These aren't a limited or special edition, either, these colors are said to be an ongoing part of the Vanishing Point line!

Write On,
Brian Goulet 


  1. The thing that stops me cold is a black finish on metal. I am worried the matte black will chip/flake/wear away. The Pilot matte finish is reported to wear poorly. The black finish on likes of the Monteverde Intima pens also have a bad reputation for wear. Tell us about your experience over time with this wear issue.

  2. Another word you could use instead of "sparklyness" is lustre or shimmer! (:

  3. Or "sheen", "glimmer", and "glitter".

  4. With the comparison of the finish to the LE pink VP I was wondering, how durable is that pink finish? It might give some hint as to the durability of the new ones (which I'm hoping is better than the matte black...)


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