In 1964 Pilot's engineers created many new products to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics. The greatest of their achievements was the Pilot Capless fountain pen. Known as the Vanishing Point in the US, the Capless is 'the perfect combination of luxury and technology. A simple push-button withdraws the nib into the body, closing an air-tight seal behind it to prevent it from drying out. The Capless can be used with ink cartridges but is also supplied with a converter to allow use of bottled ink. Available in a wide range of finishes, including the prestigious Namiki Raden, and all come supplied in a luxury gift box.
The nib is deployed and retracted simply by pressing the polished rhodium-plated button - much like any retractable ballpoint pen. A skilfully-engineered shutter keeps the smooth-writing 18K rhodium-plated gold nib safe from damage or drying out.