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Levenger True Writer - Bargain Or Ripoff?

levenger true writer stub pricing value

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#21 jrobert6



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 16:04

My four write better than many a more expensive pen and I'm not worried about taking them on vacation with me. I find nothing wrong with the nibs.

+1. I have several Levenger TWs, and they are dependable and nice looking without being flashy. I've moved away from the Levenger M nib to a F nib, but it seems from this thread that perhaps I ought to venture a little further, nib wise.

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 16:08

I too really like the true writer. It was one of the first upscale (well for me at the time) fountain pens that I bought... I have about a dozen and every single one of them has written well and been trouble free right out of the box. Pretty to look at... I have nothing but praise for them...and for Levengers as a company. 


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 17:35

Had to add my 2 cents... A few weeks ago I purchased a Kyoto on Amazon for 68 Dollars when it was on sale.

The pen itself is absolutely magnificent to look at and the regular fine steel nib - I shall praise it for it's smoothness. For a steel nib Levenger managed to put out a quality product. Granted, I am not in the market for a Levenger stub, so can't comment on that since I prefer fine stubs.

Aside from that I am hooked. My Kyoto writes as smooth as one of my binderized XF nibs on my Pelikan M400! Not joking, I seemed to have lucked out on an incredibly smooth nib. For my 68 Dollars the Kyoto exceeds pens in that category like a similarly priced TWSBI.

I absolutely love mine and only mourn that I came too late to find a Seaglass. If I ever find one, I will love it to bits.

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#24 Runnin_Ute


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 18:35

I still love my TW, and while it doesn't get as mich use as when I first posted to this thread I had fewer pens then. It remains in rotation with my P45 Flighter and my Pelikans

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 18:57

I still love my TW, and while it doesn't get as mich use as when I first posted to this thread I had fewer pens then. It remains in rotation with my P45 Flighter and my Pelikans


That's quite an endorsement!

Thanks for the long-term view.


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 21:50

I have the sea glass that I found used that always goes on vacation with us. Sheila also gave me one of the orange ones from several years back that she found used. The colors are a kick. And while I have several of the Esterbrook's I rarely use them and do frequently use the Levanger homage.
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Posted 25 September 2014 - 22:01

Really nice pens, especially at cheap prices. I still regret not picking up one at the very end of last year's Boston show from Pendleton, with a stub, no less, for $40.


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