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My Humble Twsbi Review


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#1 joelchan

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 07:54

finally the TWSBI is here !

read so much about it and the the pictures are so drooling...

I have not been writing reviews for a while and so...I'll take this opportunity to start again.


my humble review :

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surprisingly.. it's quite a heavy pen and I like it ! well balanced though it looks longer than the usual fountain pen.

took a few pictures too :

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Edited by joelchan, 10 July 2010 - 10:05.

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#2 jniforat

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 14:53

hey there:

great review. I really love your handwriting!!!

I'm looking into getting a twsbi, but will wait till they come with the 18k gold nibs.

some people have reported skipping issues. has this happened to you??

best,
j

#3 tonybelding

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 22:27

I'm looking into getting a twsbi, but will wait till they come with the 18k gold nibs.


I don't understand the logic of an 18K gold nib. What does it accomplish, other than costing more money and feeling mooshy?

Regarding the pen. . . I really want one of these now. :D

#4 Jimmy James

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 22:38

I'd think anybody who wants one with an 18K nib would probably also want to wait for gold tone furniture on the rest of the pen, which I understand to be a possible future project. I think there may also be a titanium colored finish that has been mentioned as being possible.

As to why an 18K nib, why do some people (including me :) ) want a bulb filler? Steel is a perfectly functional material, and 14K may offer more benefits than 18K does. 18K appeals to some people, and I think it is probably not just snob appeal. There are a lot of good pens that opt for a 18K nib, and I think some people associate them rightly with that level of quality. I personally would pay more for a good palladium-based nib, but that's because I love the way my PdAg Snorkels and my palladium 8xxx Esterbrook nib writes.

Gold does offer superior properties for anybody considering filling this pen with iron gall ink...

Edited by Jimmy James, 10 July 2010 - 22:39.


#5 joelchan

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 23:21

thanks !!

it's a dry nib that write smoothly. I've read somewhere about skipping and leaking but it didn't happen on mine .

the steel nib also makes it stiffer and there's no sign of flex at all.

joel


hey there:

great review. I really love your handwriting!!!

I'm looking into getting a twsbi, but will wait till they come with the 18k gold nibs.

some people have reported skipping issues. has this happened to you??

best,
j


Edited by joelchan, 10 July 2010 - 23:43.

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#6 jniforat

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 23:32

I'm looking into getting a twsbi, but will wait till they come with the 18k gold nibs.


I don't understand the logic of an 18K gold nib. What does it accomplish, other than costing more money and feeling mooshy?

Regarding the pen. . . I really want one of these now. :D



i own pens w/steel, octanium, and 14k and 18k. on this pen i think the gold nib would look super cool. that's all..........

anyways, great review. i'm super excited for the vac twsbi! i could explain why i prefer vac over piston too, but i'm typing this on my cell :/

Edited by jniforat, 11 July 2010 - 00:51.


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Posted 10 July 2010 - 23:35

thanks !!

it's a dry nib that write smoothly. I've read somewhere about skipping and leaking but it didn't happen on mine .

the steel nib also makes it stiffer and there's not sign of flex at all.

joel


hey there:

great review. I really love your handwriting!!!

I'm looking into getting a twsbi, but will wait till they come with the 18k gold nibs.

some people have reported skipping issues. has this happened to you??

best,
j



thanks! twsbi made a very beautiful pen! a littletight on cash ATM :/, but what a great price.

#8 Jimmy James

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 23:37

What's nice is that when you're a little less light on cash, you can get one of these. If I recall the pricing structure for this and for a Pelikan M800/M1000 correctly, you can have at least a good 4 or more of this pen compared to what one of them costs.

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 00:49

What's nice is that when you're a little less light on cash, you can get one of these. If I recall the pricing structure for this and for a Pelikan M800/M1000 correctly, you can have at least a good 4 or more of this pen compared to what one of them costs.



*need to get next pay check, need to get next pay check*

i've never owned a demonstrator, this would be a great start :)

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:13

Still waiting for mine.... maybe one day it will show up... One can hope....

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 05:34

When my pen arrives and after I have collected the package I will celebrate the arrival. I may even drink half a litre of beer! Then to decide which ink to fill it with.... man I can't wait...
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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:40

Great review. Thanks

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:58

Thanks for the review. This is a "must get" in the near future for myself.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:40

Lovely handwriting as usual and I love the colour of the turquoise!

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 13:24

Nothing to do with the pen, but that's a lovely color, may I ask what ink you're using?
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 14:25

Thank you for the review. This just adds to my determination to get a TWSBI as soon as possible. And I bet my daughter will want to steal it from me as soon as she sees it. She loves demonstrators.

And your handwriting is beautiful.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 17:30

how does this compare to the lamy vista fountain pen?

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 18:32

I'm looking into getting a twsbi, but will wait till they come with the 18k gold nibs.


I don't understand the logic of an 18K gold nib. What does it accomplish, other than costing more money and feeling mooshy?

Regarding the pen. . . I really want one of these now. :D



Great review! I like 14k gold nibs myself! Sometimes they are a bit soft, but when they're stiff you can modify to add flex. I wish they come with 2B or Italic nibs. 14k 2B you can modify to cursive italic, which I love to write with. 2B 14k with a ted of flex are awesome nibs!

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:22

Chadden - I don't have a Vista but this is definitely bigger and more solid/well-built, and from what I've gathered from others here, it completely blows the Vista away.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:08

hey there:

great review. I really love your handwriting!!!

I'm looking into getting a twsbi, but will wait till they come with the 18k gold nibs.

some people have reported skipping issues. has this happened to you??

best,
j



Hi,

I used this pen, EF and F nib. Both pen are have the problem skipping. So I refunded. I will not recommend this pen.






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