Most pen and ink geeks already know, but just in case you didn’t the get memo, November 1st is Fountain Pen Day. In honor of the day, I thought I’d show off my favorite fountain pen, the Namiki (Pilot) Vanishing Point. The photograph below shows the nib retracting (hence the blur). I own two of these pens. One is usually filled with Noodler’s Cayenne (yellow pen); the other, Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron. The watermark on the photograph was made with the pen, by the way. In years of daily use they have never leaked, even when I keep it my front pants’ pocket when I’m doing yard work.