Description The Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen in Black with Rhodium Trim has a unique design – the 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 with Rhodium Trim Vanishing Point features a glossy black lacquer over a metal body with rhodium-plated trim and a gold plated steel nib in Medium. "207" Date code on the nib indicates February 2007 production. 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. Note this version has the Pilot letterin gon the pen in gold print, rather than silver. Previously used, in excellent condition. Comes with con-50 converter, box, and outer box. **Vintage pens, or pens marked as Experienced will be considered for return only if they arrived to you as mechanically defective. Experienced pens may have small defects or scuffs, since they often have been pre-owned, and they have been priced accordingly. All Japanese Pen Nibs are graded as the manufacturer intended, that is, they will be finer than western counterparts (e.g. Japanese Medium is more like a Western Fine, Fine is more like an Extra Fine, etc.).