If so I would appreciate a review or some input on how it would work for daily heavy use. I am a heavy user of both ball point and fountain pens and thought I would enjoy going to a fountain pen only and the VP would fit the bill. Thanks.
How about for work with forms w/wo carbons? I'm a cartridge user and my Aurora's are bad on form stock and form stock w/carbons...if I push hard (with its perils) I can usually pull it off. Are there inks that might work better (I'm not familiar with ink selection...as I said, I am a cartridge user) for form/carbon stock?
I have a few VPs, both the old style and the newer ones, and they are wonderful pens. You can definitely use them on carbons, just don't go crazy. The only drawback to the VP is using the converter for bottled ink. It holds a ridiculously tiny amount of ink. Use the cartridges instead.
Another fantastic Pilot pen is the MYU or the later version known as the Murex. It's a one-piece sort of "stealth fighter" looking pen that would definitely work with carbons. Unfortunately it was made only during the 1970s and is scarce (and therefore expensive) today. However, Pilot makes a limited edition "homage" re-issue called the M90 which you can find through various eBay sellers. I have 3 of them and they are fantastic writers. Here's a link to a web photo of both the original MYU and the new M90:
old thread, but no use starting a new one.
i'm lucky enough to work with a "pen guy" aka Penmanship/Tim so i got the chance to try his out (fine nib in black body) and fell in love with it.
retractable, smooth writter (a tad scritchy was the fine), so went ahead and bit on and won one today on ebay.
many say they don't like the clip on the end, but it did not bother me and may actually help me to hold my hands properly and learn to improve my chicken scratch. i've had a few FP's but nothing clicked and they all got sold or PIF'd, so this will be my one and only.
so headed my way will be a Canary Yellow, M Point with convert and cartridge, new in box...$100 shipped.
never thought i'd spend that much on a pen, but never thought i'd be spending this much time and $ on shaving gear either
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Let us know how you like it Bruce. I have been wondering about a Vanishing Point since I got into fountain pens, but the clip has deterred me. It definitely helps to be able to hold and use the pen before making your decision!