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#1 Apotheosis

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:34

Not too sure if I'm the first to get the TWSBI Pen from the Presale but I'm as excited as a school boy right now !!
I've decided to leave the reviews to the experts (adding the suspense factor for those out there still waiting for it) but I will include some pictures for everyone to enjoy until then !

Here goes :

Box :
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Pen in case
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Logo on Pen Cap
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Size comparison (with a Pilot Custom 823 Demo)
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#2 hari317

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:37

Hi, nice pictures, very nice and neat packaging too. Can you measure the spanner? is it a 7mm spanner?

thanks!
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#3 Apotheosis

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:40

Hi, nice pictures, very nice and neat packaging too. Can you measure the spanner? is it a 7mm spanner?

thanks!
Hari


Hi Hari,
You're right..its a 7mm wench.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:59

Hi, nice pictures, very nice and neat packaging too. Can you measure the spanner? is it a 7mm spanner?

thanks!
Hari


Hi Hari,
You're right..its a 7mm wench.


Great! so this spanner will work for the Pelikan M1000 and M800 fillers too, so we have a nice readymade tool for the job now.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:14

That's a very nice package for such a low price pen. Thanks for the pictures.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:19

Hi Leo,
Mine has still to be shipped :(
Yours is a medium nib, isn't it?
Could you post a small writing sample and let us know how it handles?
Thanks,
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:34

uhm, could someone give us a quick lesson on what the spanner and silicone grease are for? thanks! ;)

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:34

That's class the wrench, the silicon grease...a good looking pen. I'd not thought of buying a demonstrator before. Now, yes.

Now yes, with a semi-flex nib...that is the next step....even for extra.

It was great to ask the knowledgeable customers what do you want, how can we do this well.

I am not sure if they made a pen to price or a pen, and then made a price; there being a huge difference. I'd suspect the latter.

The understated frill on the nib matches the pen. IMO

I don't remember was this a screw out nib, so that one could put on thinner or wider nibs?
Or seeing it disassembles well, that one could buy thicker, thinner and more or semi-flexible nibs.

That ink bottle looked good too.

Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 05 July 2010 - 09:42.

Wisdom of the Founders, and their check and balances system is more a wonder than I thought. 

 

Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I try not use the term Easy Full Flex, but fail...sigh.

 

Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:37

uhm, could someone give us a quick lesson on what the spanner and silicone grease are for? thanks! ;)


THat's very thoughtful of TWSBI actually, allows one to service the pen DIY when the piston becomes stiff down the line. :thumbup:
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:39

uhm, could someone give us a quick lesson on what the spanner and silicone grease are for? thanks! ;)



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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:59

many thanks for that very instructive video!... what about the silicone grease, when and where should that be applied (not anytime soon, i imagine)?

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 10:50

Wow! Can't wait to get my two now! A pen with its own toolkit - that's pretty cool.

Apotheosis - I'm trying to think of something smart to say about the 7mm wench but the fabulous pics of the pen just left me drooling :puddle:
Like your video too. Very helpful.

Edited by karinh, 05 July 2010 - 10:50.

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#13 Apotheosis

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 11:02

Hi Leo,
Mine has still to be shipped :(
Yours is a medium nib, isn't it?
Could you post a small writing sample and let us know how it handles?
Thanks,
Bert


Hi Bert,
As soon as I stop taking pictures, I'll ink it and post a writing sample here soon.
Dont worry - I'm sure yours is on its way - mine arrived first probably due to me beling closer to Taiwan.

uhm, could someone give us a quick lesson on what the spanner and silicone grease are for? thanks! ;)


Refer to his thread : It's used to lubricate the piston

many thanks for that very instructive video!... what about the silicone grease, when and where should that be applied (not anytime soon, i imagine)?

Apotheosis - I'm trying to think of something smart to say about the 7mm wench but the fabulous pics of the pen just left me drooling :puddle:
Like your video too. Very helpful.


I've just bookmarked the video as it is really helpful. It's from Mr Speedy (I think). I found it through a quick Google search.

Edited by Apotheosis, 05 July 2010 - 11:03.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:43

I'm impressed. I hadn't been following the TWSBI threads much, and I didn't realize what an outstanding package they were putting together. When I get one of these, I hope I don't wear it out by compulsively disassembling and reassembling it. :wacko:

Some of the "prestige" pen makers should take a look at what TWSBI is doing. They could learn a few things.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 13:02

I look forward to recieving mine.... with much abated breath
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 13:49

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 13:59

Thanks for posting the pictures and video. Where can we buy them and how much do they cost, and what are the nib options? Also, any word yet on how it writes?

Edit: I forgot to ask, but what is the size of the largest pens Speedy will offer in relation to the Pelikan Souveran series?

Edited by seasterl, 05 July 2010 - 14:06.


#18 Apotheosis

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 14:00

More pics just for fun !!
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 14:05

Thanks for posting the pictures and video. Where can we buy them and how much do they cost, and what are the nib options? Also, any word yet on how it writes?


Initial impressions (including how it writes) found here and here
Additional information can be found here
Where to buy information can be found here or here

hope this helps !

Edited by Apotheosis, 06 July 2010 - 02:26.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 14:17

Thanks for sharing great photos of your beautiful pen. I'm sure there will be late nights as you learn more about it.
Will look forward to your writing samples.
Enjoy! :thumbup:






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