|Item Weight||2.9 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||6.4 x 2 x 0.9 inches|
|Item model number||TWS-M744 4300|
|Manufacturer Part Number||M7444300|
TWSBI ECO Fountain Pen Black M nib
|Price:||$31.99 & FREE Shipping|
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- Piston Filler Fountain Pen
- Pen cap is able to post onto the back of the pen
- Comes in EF, F, M, B, or stub1.1 nib size choices.
- Inner cap to insure a perfect seal when pen is capped
- Black, Clear demonstrator
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Comes in EF, F, M, B, Stub1.1 nib choices Piston Filler Fountain pen. Simply unscrew the end cap, dip into ink, screw back the end cap, and your done! Ready to write!! Pen cap has an inner cap to insure a perfect seal when stored away. Made for the beginner who just wants to try out fountain pens, all the way to the experts. A good everyday worker.
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|Color||Black, Clear||Orange||Black||Black||Demonstrator Clear||Charcoal|
|Item Dimensions||—||0.63 x 5.16 x 0.63 in||0.5 x 5.8 x 0.5 in||1 x 5 x 1 in||1.2 x 1.2 x 6.4 in||1.2 x 8.3 x 7.5 in|
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This is a lovely, smoothly reliable writer holding an impressive amount of ink. It's elegantly styled with the demonstrator window well-integrated into the overall look of the pen; plus this is the best price I've found (as of 2016). Highly recommend if you want to try a demonstrator or a TWSBI, or both.
>>>Be aware, If you don't already know (a pen-friend clued me in): many red inks or ink formulae with red as an ingredient such as purples, maroons, some reddish-browns will cause ANY brand of demonstrator pen with a plastic window to develop an unremovable tinge of color over time. If your favorite ink is Dragon Red or Apache Sunset, a demonstrator isn't the pen for that ink (unless you don't mind the stain).
As always, this pen is best kept in optimal condition with a simple cleaning at every ink change, a good idea with any fountain pen.
Write on, pen-friends!
The Eco really fills the bill. I got the M nib and modified it slightly for better flow as it wasn't quite as wet as I prefer (see youtube for nib tuning tutorials). Now it's wet and smooth, no skipping or dry starts, no issues at all. I have J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor in it and not only does it never clog but it starts right up after sitting for a couple of weeks. The ink capacity is enormous.
The plastic body feels sturdy and well-engineered; much more so than far more expensive pens I've handled. I'm a big fan of the appearance of the black model. The Eco is a proud addition to my stable of Pilot Metros and Faber-Castell Looms! I may well get another in the stub nib.
I've made the switch because 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. The Eco is fairly light, but solid, and has withstood substantial abuse. Unlike the Safari, I've put a sealed TWSBI through the wash by accident without damage to the pen or any ink escaping onto clothing. (I know, unbelievable, right?) Feels good in the hand. Writes beautifully. Posts well. A superb pen, the equal of many costing much 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 using. The problem is that the twist mechanism for the piston has to be in the right place for the piston to retract fully and the piston screw to close fully. 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 simply rotate the crenelated interior piece all the way around the circle, trying it again at each stop, until by a process of trial and error you find the right location with allows the end to screw fully shut with the piston fully retracted.
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.
I own about 10 other pens, ranging from Montblanc to Pelikan, Montegrappa to Pilot—they're all very great for different reasons; but I have been very impressed with my TWSBI Eco and find I reach for it more than any other writer.
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