Description The Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen in Black Carbonesque has a unique design – the 18k gold nib retracts! This makes for an eye-catching conversation piece and also ensures the pen is ready at the push of a button. The moment you are ready to write, so is the Vanishing Point. Once the writing is done, an ingeniously designed door closes over the retracted nib to prevent the ink from drying out. The Pilot Black Carbonesque Vanishing Point features a carbonesque design lacquer over a metal body with rhodium plated trim and a rhodium-plated 18k gold nib. The clip is designed to hold the nib in an upward position when the pen is not in use which prevents the pen from accidentally opening when clipped to a shirt pocket. The Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen is packaged with a proprietary piston converter, Pilot cartridges and a cartridge cap.