The Pilot Capless is an exceptional fountain pen. This pen features a push button mechanism of rare precision which allows the nib to retract into the barrel when not in use, closing an air-tight seal behind it to prevent the pen from drying out. The 18 karat gold nib with rhodium plating and unique styling result in a perfect blend of luxury and technology. Packaged in a convenient gift box with a starter blue ink cartridge and pre-installed Converter-40 (CON-40) fountain ink converter. Splash collection. Black, patterned barrel. Fine tip.