Much sought after and admired, the Capless fountain pen by Pilot is the perfect combination of luxury and technology. We're delighted to announce that we've teamed up with Pilot Pens UK to give you the chance to win one of these pens for yourself! Before we get to that, here's a bit more about how the Capless came to be, and more importantly, what makes it so special.
In 1964, Pilot's engineers created many new products to celebrate the Tokyo Olympic games, but the greatest of their achievements was the Capless fountain pen, or as it's known in America, the 'Vanishing Point'. The Capless works with a simple push-button system that withdraws the nib into the body, closing an air-tight seal behind it, which prevents it from drying out or leaving ink stains on your clothes. The Capless can be filled easily and conveniently with ink cartridges, but is also supplied with a converter to allow the use of bottled ink.
Capless pens are available in a wide range of finishes, including the prestigious Namiki Raden, with hundreds of fragments of abalone shell set in ten hand-applied layers of lacquer. All Capless pens are supplied in luxury gift boxes.
Although Pilot are better known in the UK for their simple, but great quality, gel- and liquid-ink rollerball pens, their fine writing instruments are considered by experts and enthusiasts to be of exceedingly high quality. Pilot nibs are held in the same esteem as Pelikan, Waterman and other high-end manufacturers.
Did you know? The Independent newspaper, recommended the Pilot Capless as its Best Buy in a feature on the 10 Best Fountain Pens.
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So how do I go about winning a Capless Fountain Pen?
It's quite simply really! All you have to do is answer the question below, or on our Facebook page, and the winner will be announced on the 5th June 2013. All correct entries will go into a random draw using Rafflecopter and the winner will be announced in the comments section, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway