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Win a Pilot Capless Retractable Fountain Pen

A Cult Pens favourite, the Capless fountain pen by Pilot is the perfect combination of luxury and technology and we’re giving you the chance to win one! First, a brief history…

Pilot's engineers created many new products to celebrate the 1964 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.

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.

Capless pens are available in a wide range of finishes and all supplied in luxury gift boxes:

  • Capless — in either gold or rhodium trim
  • Carbonesque — Same as the standard pen, but with a patterned finish, which in Europe is given the name Carbonesque due to the similarity to carbon-fibre weave. In Japan, the finish is actually known as Kasuri, which is a resist technique for dying textiles that creates simple patterns.
  • Decimo — A slimmer & lighter weight barrel design.
  • Fermo — Employs a twist retract mechanism rather than the standard push-button.
  • Limited — You guessed it! Limited edition colours produced annually
  • Namiki Raden — Hand-applied abalone finish and is the ultimate version of the Capless fountain pen. Decorated using the traditional Japanese raden technique of hundreds of tiny multi-coloured abalone shell fragments and finished with 10 layers of hand-applied lacquer


Did you know? The Independent newspaper, recommended the Pilot Capless as its Best Buy in a feature on the 10 Best Fountain Pens.


The competition is now closed! It's all over, and with over 1,000 entries, this has been a very popular competition. Sadly, there can be only one winner, chosen at random, and the lucky winner is...

  • Tom FJ Ashworth

Congratulations, Tom! We will contact you very soon about claiming your prize. For all those who didn't win, we have more competitions all the time - you can see many of them right here on our blog, or get updates from us on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to everyone who took part.

To be in with a chance of winning this sought after pen, all you have to do is answer the question below. Simply really! The competition closes at midnight on the 30th October and the winner will be announced on the 1st November 2013. All correct entries will go into a random draw using Rafflecopter and the winner will be announced in the comments section below, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. a Rafflecopter giveaway

30 September 2013


  • stella noble 2 October 2013

    Would love to try one of these pens

  • Ronnie Taylor 2 October 2013

    Taken from the words of the expert herself, Pauline, who resides in the small village of Royston Vasey........... "Pens! They're the best friends you can have. Everything I know about people I learned from pens.... especially the Pilot Capless Retractable Fountain Pen!!"

  • marilyn laurence 1 October 2013

    look brilliant pens i want one please

  • wolfy 30 September 2013

    Any of these lovely pens will do the job.(--)

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