Description The Pilot Vanishing Point SE fountain pen in Marble Black 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 Marble Black Vanishing Point SE features a deep gray and black marbled resin over brass 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. Every single pen is one-of-a-kind because no two marbling patterns are the same. The Pilot Vanishing Point SE fountain pen is packaged with a proprietary piston converter, Pilot cartridges and a cartridge cap.