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Pilot Vanishing Point Vs. Pilot Capless Decimo

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#1 Tasmith

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 14:17

Are the differences between the Pilot Vaishing Point and the Pilot Capless Decimo enough to justify the extra $100 for the Decimo?



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#2 lisantica

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 14:35

I have both and the Decimo is less in girth.  There's a thread here that shows some photos of the differences:

http://www.fountainp...capless-decimo/

 

I noticed that the Decimo can be found on Amazon for a similar price to the VP.

 

Just found another page that explains differences as well:

http://pigpog.com/20.../pilot-capless/


Edited by lisantica, 25 April 2014 - 14:38.

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#3 Tasmith

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 19:28

I have both and the Decimo is less in girth.  There's a thread here that shows some photos of the differences:

http://www.fountainp...capless-decimo/

 

I noticed that the Decimo can be found on Amazon for a similar price to the VP.

 

Just found another page that explains differences as well:

http://pigpog.com/20.../pilot-capless/

Thanks!



#4 trulylefty

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 21:43

You can also sometimes get good deals on them from ebay (even new). The Decimo is usually slightly more expensive once you include shipping - especially since you can't get them from a US dealer.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 23:27

Just my two cents but I prefer the Decimo and the nib seems more "responsive" out of the box…  but they are both wonderful pens if the clip being near the grip doesn't bother you.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 00:08

The size (girth) and weight of the pens are the biggest differences.  I actually prefer the standard vanishing point over the Decimo, but that is my preference for what feels good in my hand.  The Decimo is just a little too slender for me.  I only have one Decimo, but I have several standard VPs because they fit me well.

 

The Decimo comes in fewer colors, though they are quite nice.  I think they were originally intended to be the ladies' professional pen.  This lady, however, has gone crazy over the standard VP.

 

As for justifying the extra $100, well, I can't.  So, my only Decimo was purchased from an ebay seller who had it at the same price as a standard VP.  The trade off was I had to wait a few more days for delivery.  I don't believe the Decimo is a standard release in the USA, so the pen prices reflect that with the sellers who make the effort to bring them in.  


Edited by kiavonne, 26 April 2014 - 00:15.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:46

I'm happy with the price after seeing how fabulous the VPs nibs were out of the box. I tried the standard VP but its just a shade too big and too heavy to be comfortable. I own two Decimos and am stalking my third so that I can have an XF, F, and CI nib (Binderized). I was debating making the leap to a Nakaya but that price point feels extravagant to me (when I need to buy a new front door, I should really save $$ for that).

 

The only downside IMO to the Decimos is that the color selection isn't nearly as wide as the VPs. I'd give an eyetooth for the metallic orange...sigh


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:47

Thank you for all the replies.  They have been very helpful.  I went to the Pen Boutique in Bethesda. MD today to check out the Vanising Point.  Fit my hand very comfortably, so I purchased one in red with rhodium trim in fine.  Wrote notes with it tonight at a presentation held by the Washington Calligrapher's Guild and it is just a pleasure to use.  I see it being my main EDC pen.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 21:46

Pen Boutique is a nice store.

It's a shame you can't get the decimo in a retail store in the USA, but I've ordered them from Japanese retailers through eBay and they cost the same as the vanishing point.
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 00:14

Thank you for all the replies.  They have been very helpful.  I went to the Pen Boutique in Bethesda. MD today to check out the Vanising Point.  Fit my hand very comfortably, so I purchased one in red with rhodium trim in fine.  Wrote notes with it tonight at a presentation held by the Washington Calligrapher's Guild and it is just a pleasure to use.  I see it being my main EDC pen.

 

Congratulations on your new purchase.  The red with rhodium trim is a nice combination.

 

It's really nice you had the Pen Boutique to be able to "test drive" the pen for yourself.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:34

After using the Vanishing Point for five days, it has officially replaced my Pelikan M200 as my everyday carry pen.  Just love the way it operates and writes.  Always felt I had to baby the M200, not so with the metal VP.

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 22:26

Hi,

Enjoy your new Pilot Capless! While I prefer the Capless Décimo colourwise and size wise (I have two pink ones and a violet one), they're both quite excellent, and choosing which one to buy is really more a matter or taste and what works for you.

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