This has been one of the most requested videos for me to do, so….here it is! Filling a Pilot Vanishing Point isn’t hard once you understand how the pen works. It’s quite different than most other fountain pens, so it does take a bit of studying and practice. Once you get the hang of it though, it’s as simple as any other fountain pen.

If you’d like to see an overview of the Vanishing Point collection, check out my other blog post, here.
If you’d like to see how the Vanishing Point compares to the Lamy Dialog 3, check out my other post, here.

Pilot Vanishing Point in Raden finish, retractable nib fountain pen.


The Vanishing Point in my larger-than-average hand.


The Vanishing Point nib unit removed from the pen body.


Exploded view of all of the ‘guts’ of the Vanishing Point.


Very skinny 18k gold nib, but writes surprisingly smooth and springy.


LOTS of choices of colors for these pens, and limited editions come out all the time.


Vanishing Point nib size comparison, done on 80g Rhodia dotpad paper.

Hopefully this helps clear some things up for you. Let me know what you think!