Pilot Capless Decimo (Red)

This pen has its origins way back in the early 1960s and has undergone many developments since. It is a fountain pen that is designed like a retractable ballpoint pen, hence the term ‘capless’. It can be used quickly by merely clicking the push button. When the nib is retracted, a cover slides across to keep the nib from drying out. However, unlike a ballpoint, a fountain pen must be carried with the nib up, not down, so the pocket clip is mounted at the nib end, which makes for a strange look and some find obtrusive when writing, but the clip does fit naturally between the forefinger and thumb and ensures the pen is held correctly. In the USA, this pen is called the Vanishing Point, rather than Capless.

This model is the Decimo variant which is lighter and slightly thinner than the standard model. It is fitted with a rhodium plated 18K gold nib in medium size, which writes very smoothly.