|Item Weight||1.1 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||7.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 inches|
|Item model number||TWS-M744 4250|
|Color||Demonstrator, Aluminum Silver|
|Manufacturer Part Number||M7444250|
TWSBI Diamond 580AL Silver Fountain Pen nib F
|Price:||$65.00 & FREE Shipping|
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- Our ever popular 580 now has aluminum milled parts (Grip, connector, piston rod)
- Piston filler type fountain pen. Easy twist to fill, no hassle.
- 580 has improved the smoothness of cap thread turning
- 580 has increased ink capacity, about 30% more than 530
- Comes in EF, F, M, or B nib sizes. Please look at other listings for different size
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A quick no brainer guide in choosing nib sizes in an overly complicated fountain pen world: If you write small, go with an EF For the normal writer, F is the most popular If you tend to lean on a bigger font, M will be perfect B is for statements!! Sign a check in B, write a header in B, do some coloring/shading in B Stub nibs are italic in writing style (have a special card or invitation to write?)
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|Item Dimensions||—||2.3 x 1.2 x 7 in||1 x 1 x 1 in||12.6 x 14.7 x 14.7 in||1.5 x 3.7 x 3.4 in||4.74 x 0.53 x 0.53 in|
Top customer reviews
I've done so because, to my mind, TWSBI provides a superior pen for the price. Before turning to this particular pen, several general observations about TWSBI pens.
First, TWSBI's nibs are smooth and the ink action is reliable. I'm amazed how much superior not only to Lamy, but to a variety of other substantial-yet-inexpensive pens the TWSBI is (Pilot Metropolitan, Montverde demonstrators, etc.). Ink runs, and doesn't clog. The nib is precise, but has greater flex than Lamy.
Second, TWSBI has a great piston-action reservoir. Its large size is wonderful for traveling with. You can hold nearly a month supply of ink in the reservoir if you fill it completely--and that's writing liberally, three months with my average use.
Third TWSBIs look sharp, but not garish. This Diamond 580AL model is especially good looking, with solid aluminum parts to go with the clear plastic. Feels good in the hand. Writes beautifully. Posts well. A superb pen, the equal of many costing hundreds more.
Fourth, TWSBIs can sometimes seep a bit behind the O-rings sealing the piston. At worst, in my experience, this is a cosmetic blemish. I've not had the seepage go beyond one O-ring--it was minuscule at that--and there are two O-rings.
Now a few warnings...
First, each time I buy a new TWSBI I find it almost impossible to figure out how to set up, lubricate the seals, and put TWSBI pens back together before initial use. The problem is that the twist mechanism for the piston has to be in the right place for the piston to retract completely and the barrel-end piston screw to close tight. There are Youtube videos on how to do this, but be careful not to force anything in this process, including the wrench to open and close the end of the pen and the screw mechanism for the piston. Remember that you're dealing with reverse screw threading when you use the little wrench TWSBI provides with the pen
If you're having to force it, you're doing it wrong and in danger of damaging the pen. Go to Youtube and find a video to follow. But basically, what you have to do is systematically rotate the crenelated top piece that the piston rod fits within all the way around a circle, checking it at each of the 4-8 detents (can't remember how many positions there actually are), until by trial and error you find the location which allows the end to screw fully shut with the piston fully retracted. It is there, and it will eventually all fit, but you have to check it systematically. Only one detent allows the rod attached to the piston to fully extend up into the screw portion of the barrel, and when you find it, it will be obvious.
Second, this pen isn't for ink mixers or those who like changing colors frequently. The reservoir is too large and the process of ejecting ink too complicated to use for this purpose.
Again, a beautiful pen with some quirks.
Over the past several years, I've been determined to remove paper from my life. I've kept my calendar and to-do lists, even my journal, electronically. Scanned and shredded every piece of paper in sight.
However, a dear friend recently turned me into a "pen nerd" and I am utterly hooked on writing with a fountain pen on luxurious papers using brilliant and compelling inks. I look forward now to every opportunity to take a note, make a grocery list, write in a greeting card, even sign an occasional check. Not to mention creating long missives in my journal.
This was the pen my friend recommended to me as a good "starter" and it has quickly become a beloved companion. A little bit messy at times, yes, as I've learned to fill, clean, and work with it. But that's part of the fun. Just fussy enough and simple enough to be elegant and engaging.
I re-discovered an old MontBlanc Meisterstuck that I'd stashed away years ago and, I must say, I enjoy the experience of writing with the TWSBI perhaps more than the MontBlanc.