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  1. Hi folks, Here's a method to fit a syringe needle over a piston converter to suck the very last drop of ink from an ink bottle. rgds kenneth PS: Forgot to add, this method doesn't require a syringe that would take up extra space in your pen case. It's also one less item to clean. In any case, choose your favourite method :-)
  2. Hello, everyone I just bought this pilot vanishing point (almost brand new) and I have some doubts about the model. Is that a regular (the thicker one) or the decimo? The tag on the pen says decimo, but the pen looks fatter than the other ones I saw online :/
  3. Hello everyone I am hoping to sell an unused black Pilot Vanishing Point fp that has been sitting around unopened in my cupboard for awhile, but as I prepared it for sale, I noticed there is no little paper manual in the box. I don't recall that there ever was one but I notice some sellers do include them. I think they are called Use and Care Guide. I can always refer the buyer to Robert Goulet's excellent video presentations on Youtube, but I would have preferred to include some written material to explain some of the bits and pieces, especially the strange looking empty cartridge and meta
  4. I'm inspecting a vanishing point I own prior to selling and I noticed that the nib unit angles down slightly as shown in the photo below. Is that normal for this design? It would appear so and there is no issue with the trapdoor opening but I was hoping a fellow VP owner could confirm. https://www.reddit.com/r/imagehosting/comments/5tin0v/vp_nib_unit/
  5. Hello all, I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a new pen purchase but am having difficulty with choosing what to get. I think I've got my mind on a TWSBI 580AL EF nib, but the problems I hear about from TWSBI got me worried a bit. I've considered going for a more expensive demonstrator like the Custom Heritage 92, but I'm not sure if I want to go and spend that much at the moment. Same goes for the Vanishing Point, I really want one, but thought that I should wait a bit for it as well. My goal for the pen is for it to be something I can carry with me to work, coffee shop, or ju
  6. I had the pleasure of testing a Vanishing Point the other day and really loved the pen; however what prevented me from purchasing the pen was the clip. The clip doesn't effect my grip too much other than every know and then the clip does kind of annoy. Anyone else wish they would move the clip to the back of the pen? I realize this will probably never happen and this thread has no point other than to let me cry a little inside knowing that sadly this pen will not be added to my collection.
  7. A friend in Japan sent me a sheet of 50th anniversary Shinkansen or "Bullet Train" stamps. Thought the Shinkansen and Pilot Decimo share a resemblance.
  8. mooshi

    Pilot Vp Troubleshooting

    Good day, all. I've had my Pilot Vanishing Point #1 (brown, steel/rhodium ? medium nib) for almost 2 years now. It's always been quite the workhorse and never gave me problems until recently. I've run PR Chocolat, Chesterfield Archival (IG), and Noodler's 54th through it, as those are my only inks. I also only use Pilot cartridges with the metal sleeve since I don't like using converters. Recently, I'd noticed that it would give me extremely hard starts or just be completely dry - even if left only overnight. Under a flashlight, I could see that there seems to be a little crack in th
  9. Hey, all! I was lucky enough to secure an order today for Pilot's Twilight LE Vanishing Point (Goulet Pens just restocked, for those looking to get one). I have smaller hands, so it's really important that my pens be relatively slim and light (my Pilot Metropolitan is almost a bit too wide and heavy, especially when posted). Obviously, a VP is fairly hefty, but I've heard from various reviews that the weight seems to be centered more in the middle and bottom half where the clip's located, which makes it more manageable. Can anybody confirm this? I'm also curious to see whether people with sm
  10. Among all new pens, ignoring marketing b.s. (example MBs) and ignoring heavily ornamented pens (diamond encrusted, intricately decorated: Dunhill-Namiki Sakura Rose), which pens do you think really demonstrate a technical achievement in pen technology?
  11. Chiyoko

    Pilot-Namiki Vanishing Point

    Hi, Do you own a Pilot Vanishing Point? If so, I'm hoping you could shed some light on this subject. How is the nib on the VP? Does it dry out? How much flex does it have? Some say that it is too small. Is that true? Thanks for your feedback. Best, Yuzuki
  12. I just came back from Korea last night and was sooo excited to find this at home : My Pilot Vanishing Point pen has arrived! I ordered it from Classic Fountain Pens (www.nibs.com), and they have been really helpful, especially John and Christina. Upon ordering, we are required to fill in a form which contains information on whether we are left or write handed as well as other preferences such as writing pressure, ink flow and nib size. I chose a broad nib, medium to heavy ink flow and medium to heavy pressure. I had trouble choosing this at first, since I usually write with 0.7
  13. Purchased my first Japanese fountain pen yesterday, a Pilot Vanishing Point with a fine nib. Used it last night to take notes at the Washington Calligrapher's Guild meeting and I just loved writing with it. Will be in daily use from now on. ETA: The ceramic figue is 19th century Japanese scholar Yoshida Shoin. Bought it during a trip to Hagi while stationed in Japan many years ago.
  14. Hey everyone! I have been a long time reader of the Fountain Pen Network, and recently made an account. I just wanted to say that it's a great asset and that I have made some great fountain pen purchases due to the information on here. Also just ordered a Pilot Vanishing Point, Fine nib from Mr. Richard Binder and I can't wait till I get to use it, especially after all the praise I've read about his "binderized" nibs! I also had a question about whether I should request a certain amount of flow from the nib? (i.e. 7/10) I usually write on cheap copy paper or HP 32 lb paper when taking le
  15. I just bought a Pilot Vanishing Point (Capless) with F nib from www.pencils.jp The pen I received have curved nib like the picture I attached. I send an email to the website since last Friday but they did not reply me whether it is normal or not. Is it normal for this type of pen to have curve nib? Thank you.

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