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Pilot Vanishing Point Vs. Pilot Capless Decimo


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

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/13108-review-pilot-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/2007/04/22/pilot-capless/

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

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/13108-review-pilot-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/2007/04/22/pilot-capless/

Thanks!

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

Scribere est agere.

To write is to act.

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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.

 

Dillon

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