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Levenger True Writer Cafe Au Lait - Metal Section

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#1 Solstice

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 19:59

Anyone have experience to share with the Levenger Cafe Au Lait pen, or one of the other Levenger pens with metal sections? I'm considering breaking my no-metal-sections rule just because I really think this pen is pretty, and right now the price is right. But I worry that the section will keep getting slippery and need to be wiped off all the time. I've never owned a pen with a metal section, so I don't know how much of an issue that generally is, or if some pens are worse than others.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 00:45

Some metal sections bother me but the shape on the Levenger seems to work well for me.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:06

I've got the French Impressionist, Teal Appeal, and Silver Anniversary pens, all with the metal section--and a half-dozen True Writers with plastic sections. I've never really noticed a difference. They're all very comfortable to write with.


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#4 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:15

This is interesting for me, too. I have been a fan of the Cafe au Lait but I have been reluctant because of the metal section. Hmmm, may need to shop.
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#5 Solstice

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 14:35

Well, I took long enough in mulling it over, but last night I ordered the Foliage pen, which was on sale in medium and broad nib sizes and also has a metal section. I do have other pens from Levenger that I like, so I figure I can just exchange it if I really hate the section.

 

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 14:57

I have one of these pens, cafe au lait and it writes beautifully! I like everything about it........Especially the color.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 14:21

So this pen finally came and I've been writing with it for around a week. Got lucky with an issue-free medium nib and so far, the section hasn't become slimy or uncomfortable at all. Now I'm reconsidering a couple of Visconti pens that I liked the looks of, but had disqualified because they had metal sections.

 

This reminded me of how for a long time I didn't try Lamy Safari, because I thought I could never write with that section. When I finally did get one, I loved the section, and it actually helped me improve my handwriting. I grew up writing with an unorthodox grip and retrained myself over the past year to use the tripod grip with the Safari. My pre-tripod grip journals don't even look like the same person wrote them.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 01:16

I just received my Levenger True Writer Cafe au lait in B-nib today. So far a beautiful looking pen with a nice size and balance posted or not. I have the True Writer in the Kyoto (M-nib) as well. I get occasional hard starts and skips but nothing too bad. The nib is pretty flexible and smooth. They are nice pens. Hope you don't have too many issues with yours.







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