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#1 hudsong

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 18:46

FEDEX Dropped off an awfully large box today... for a pen. Pilot has chose some curious packaging for this newest addition to their VP line

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The pen is actually sandwiched between two pieces of plastic, and the top of the box has a magnetic closure. I'll be using it for a 6x6 (120mm, medium format) picture frame :thumbup:

The pen is just like the other Gunmetal Gray Rhodium VP I have, though it seems a tad lighter, and it is also a drier writer. This is due to the difference in nibs: 14k gold on the regular Gunmetal, and 18k rhodium plated on the Matte Black.

It's a very fine writer, in both senses of the word. The ink used is Noodler's Walnut, my favorite and only ink.

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The bottom-most row of vertical lines was done with the Gunmetal 14k nibbed VP. You can see some width difference.

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A fine pen

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10/10. The perfect pen for me. Soon, I'll be selling the other. Thanks for reading!

#2 Dripp

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:39

Awesome Pen! love the matte look, now if only I could get this in a decimo.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:38

I like your Namiki pen, it's beautiful.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:58

Wow, what a great pen. I'm not a fan of vanishing points (sold my first and last one) but that matte finish makes the pen look fantastic. I'm not a fan of super glossy metal pen bodies. that finish is almost good enough to make me want to try another vp. almost...:)

#5 greencobra

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 13:08

Nice, first time I've seen a photo even. I like it a lot. Thanks for the review.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 14:45

Yes, nice review. I've been often tempted by a VP and this matte black one just might do it.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 19:13

Thanks for the review and photos. Which nib size did you get? Do the VP's sit well in a shirt pocket? I may have to pick one of these up.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 19:59

Sorry, bad post.

Edited by ralfstc, 08 April 2011 - 19:59.


#9 hudsong

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:18

Thanks for the review and photos. Which nib size did you get? Do the VP's sit well in a shirt pocket? I may have to pick one of these up.


Hey,

I haven't tried it out in a shirt pocket, as I own no shirts with pockets :/
It is a Fine nib.

#10 MadAmos

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:24

I have carried a Pilot Vanishing Point almost every day for 5+ years I find them to be the perfect pocket pen. My Two 1 fine and 1 medium for my wife just arrived yesterday from Pam Braun and they are already in use. :happyberet:
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 18:48

Just got the same pen in the mail yesterday! I absolutely love it. So far I'm using the case / box to hold the pen, it just looks so cool how the pen appears to float. The picture frame idea is great I'll have to try it out. I got the medium nib and so far I'm really happy with the choice; it gives a line just large enough to properly show off your ink and I've been flipping it over to get a super fine line when I need to do sub and super scripts, which is quite often for me. I was surprised by how well the nib works when flipped, it's just so smooth. Also, this is my first higher quality fp so that may be why I am so impressed by this pen.

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#12 Mrsal

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 21:31

i like, hopefully i can deal with the clip there, i might get one in a few days

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:46

Beautiful! I placed an order for mine a few days ago. Can't wait!
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 23:29

Oh how funny! I was looking at this pen on Todd Nussbaum's site last night :roflmho: I was thinking "Should I get it?" and then I said...."neh"....but then I said "yes I should" and then I said "no, I'll wait for a review!". And now, here it is. Is there any way you could get the 14k nib instead of the 18k? I like wet writers.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 23:45

My matte black writes fairly wet. It isn't dry. The nib is nice and springy. I like it much better than the 14K VP nibs that I have.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:56

WOW, you mean it comes with a picture frame too! :ltcapd:

Nice pen. I wonder if I should indenture the kids into slavery or just sell them outright. :hmm1:

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 22:05

Thanks for the nice review! I've been looking at this, as I already have two VPs and love them. Not sure I like the matte black as much as others do. I'm much more drawn to the new white model. But, I'm glad you enjoy yours :)
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:23

Awesome Pen! love the matte look, now if only I could get this in a decimo.


+1!

I like the Capless concept but the Decimo is a better fit for me. A Stealth in that size would be perfect!
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 19:33

Awesome Pen! love the matte look, now if only I could get this in a decimo.


+1!

I like the Capless concept but the Decimo is a better fit for me. A Stealth in that size would be perfect!


My thoughts exactly. If Decimos came in this look I would buy one in a heartbeat. My husband would probably want one too.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 20:27

Thanks for the review. This pen just made my short list.




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