Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pilot Vanishing Point 2014 Limited Edition Copper

Every year Pilot releases a numbered Limited Edition Pilot Vanishing Point, and this year it is the color Copper. This video shows a quick look at the pen and what makes it unique.

As Pilot releases their annual VP LE, they engrave a number on each pen, out of a total of whatever that year is. So this year there will be 2014 pens made worldwide, last year there were 2013, you get it. There's a sticker on the outer sleeve of the box that matches that engraving on the pen. These are sent randomly to retailers, so special requests for numbers are nearly impossible to fulfill.

The Copper LE is $192 at GouletPens.com ($240 list). Pilot is only shipping the pens with medium rhodium-plated 14k gold nibs, though you can swap it out with another Vanishing Point nib unit if you have one. These pens write like a dream, especially the medium nibs which run just a little smaller than most other brands' medium nibs.

The box is special with the Copper LE, as well. Normally Pilot does a leatherette box with a belt buckle kind of clasp on it, but they've changed up the box this year. It is white and copper to match the pen, and really looks like a small jewelry box, especially with a slide-out-drawer that holds the cartridge and instruction booklet.

One question I've been asked a surprising amount of times is whether the pen will tarnish or patina, like copper is known to do. The answer I'd have to say is no, in fact I highly doubt there's any actual copper in the pen at all. I believe it's just a copper colored lacquer that covers the pen body.

What do you think of this year's Vanishing Point LE?

Write On,
Brian Goulet


  1. Looks great, can't wait to get mine.

  2. I had a VP once; couldn't get past the clip being in the way.

  3. Got mine last week, the color is wonderful. Been using one for over 15 years, one of my favorite pens of all time. Now I have two and four nib units. Of my 20 something pens these are in my top 5 for pleasure to use. The copper VP color is just like shown in Brian's video. These pens can sit for two weeks or more without the nib drying out, they seal very well when retracted. Thanks Brian for this quick look. Pilot nibs are great writers.

  4. I got mine last week and after the sting of the price wore off I really enjoy it. Nice heft to the pen without being heavy. I'm using a Pilot blue cartridge in it for now as I've found this ink gives the medium a finer line look. I think Diamine "Antique Copper" would be a great combination , although it does tend to flow heavy and give a broader look. Wonderful pen, wonderful service, as usual. By the way I do not find the position of the clip to be a problem. It's different, but not a problem.

  5. That is a gorgeous pen, and I'm really really tempted. I love the color, but I'm torn between this limited edition and the bright green one. Thanks for giving a detailed look at this!

  6. Mine was ordered, received.... and my wife took it, hid it, and said.... "it's your Christmas present".....

  7. The clip position just takes a little getting used to -- once you do, you can appreciate what a great pen the VP is. I have 3 of them, and this one is callllling my name.


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