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Twsbi Micarta V2 Review

twsbi micarta v2 pendleton brown

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#21 BlakeNole

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:08

Thanks for the excellent review. And thanks everyone for your comments.
 
 Does the odor of the pen diminish? BlakeNote, was the flow problem resolvable? Has anyone else had that problem?


The odor does diminish over time, however, I will say that mine was of terrible out of the box. I was using Diamine salamander initially when I was having flow issues. I subsequently tried de Atramentis Atlantic blue and it is much improved. I usually have decent to good flow with all Diamine inks, which is what concerns me. I think I will also give a bit better converter a shot. Thanks, all!

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#22 I.M.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 13:37

Nice review, it's good to see somebody singing praises for this pen. It's a shame not many others have, it might have prevented this pen's path towards extinction :(

 

I too have this pen, and love it, it's one of my favourites. If forced to look for a nit to pick, my only complaint (and it's not even that really, it's a nit) is that this pen guzzles ink like nobody's business. It's the wettest writer I have in my modest collection. I've had absolutely no flow issues, and I can even leave the pen uncapped for an hour or more without the nib drying out.

 

At first I was a little apprehensive about the grip section staining when filling directly from the bottle, but providing I wipe off directly after inking I've had no problems whatsoever. I have still steered away from using inks known to stain just to be on the safe side. My Micarta loves Herbin's Bleu Nuit which is a relatively dark ink, and the grip section still has its original shade of brown without any stains.

 

And as for the smell, it's long gone. I kind of miss it sometimes.



#23 Mesu

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 13:51

Thanks for the review. 

 

Is it possible to remove the ink stains from the section?



#24 Hallel

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 21:08

This looks great. I've been pondering a PB pen and reviews like this one make me want to go for the Micarta
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#25 Swordfish23

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 01:32

Is there anywhere else to obtain this pen? So unfortunate to hear it was discontinued and before I could go and buy one.

#26 Jamerelbe

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 02:12

Is there anywhere else to obtain this pen? So unfortunate to hear it was discontinued and before I could go and buy one.

 

From hereon in, I think it's a matter of keeping an eye out for second hand and/or NOS.  It looks to me, though, like some of their newer designs (check out their Facebook page) are modeled on the Micarta, even though they're using different materials.  I was tempted, but couldn't justify the purchase.  My next TWSBI (probably) will be a Mini Vac, or a Vac 700...



#27 maverink

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 10:59

you can buy it from http://www.thewritin...icarta&cat=pens


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#28 crazypen80

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 12:29

can you get a gold nib for it?



#29 Swordfish23

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 17:52

Jamerelbe: Thank you, I'll be looking around. Yes the newer pictures released look great I'm looking forward to more information.
Maverink: Thank you for the link! Good to see some still in stock, even overseas.

#30 jmeldorf

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 22:53

I love the TWSBI quality and micarta is one of my favorite substances, being a hunter and outdoorsman. Can any still be purchased?

#31 23Larsen

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 06:11

Yes, you can still find some here: 

 

http://www.thewritin...icarta&cat=pens

 

(maverink posted the same link just a few posts above) 

 

:)



#32 Swordfish23

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 20:42

Great! Thanks to you both, very glad I can still save up to buy one.







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