The Pilot Capless LS is a Vanishing Point-style retractable fountain pen that will be released on May 20, 2020.
The retail price of the Capless LS fountain pen will be 35,000 JPY. The pen will have an 18K gold nib.
The Capless LS might look like a Vanishing Point, but it will has a new “knock and twist” retraction system. The fountain pen nib will be pushed out by pushing the button on the top of the pen, as expected, but the retraction action will be done by turning the knob right below the top button. The retraction will be smooth and silent, so the action should be gentle enough not to disrupt the pen or its ink.
Like the Vanishing Point, the Capless LS will have a shutter that keeps the ink from drying out and a clip that is mounted at the grip of the pen, not at the top.
The Capless LS will be sold in gloss black, gloss navy blue, gloss purple, and a “stealth” fully matte black colorways. They will have fine and medium gold nibs with a rhodium finish.
Pilot Capless LS Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||Gloss Black, Matte Black, Blue, Purple|
|Body Diameter (mm)||13.6|
|Grip Color||Gloss Black, Matte Black, Blue, Purple|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Capped? Retractable?||Retractable - Top Button|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||14.5|
|Nib Material||18K Gold|
|Nib Sizes||Fine, Medium|