It's funny, I just got my Eco in the mail yesterday (I hadn't liked the looks of the Black or White models so I ended up jumping on the Clear version). I agree, I love the M nib that came with it, wide enough to show off some shading, wrote write out the box. I ended up swapping it for a Broad with Pendelton's BLS and it proved excellent as well. I had waffled between a F or M, but I'm content with my choice. Maybe one day I'll pick up an eco in a F just to give it a spin for comparison's sake. Something tells me though the M might be where I lean towards.
Ah that's right. I do have a TWSBI Mini and it's fun, just the right size for my petite hands as well. I'll have to see if the Vac Mini and regular Mini are the same size. That may be my next purchase!
You're right, my M lays down a nicely wet line, not overly so, but enough that I agree that the larger ink capacity is really utilized well and is a big plus! Truthfully I have more ink than I know what to do with so I am trying to embrace larger nib sizes despite my propensity to write small. Gotta use up all that ink somehow!
Great review, by the way. I think I may have neglected to mention that in my first comment.
Thank you so much . I wish I had the same problem with ink! I have three bottles of Parker Quink that I just refuse to use having used some Robert Oster Signature Inks, and so instead when my 10 year old brother showed a lot of interest in fountain pens I bought him some and will ink his pens up with that .
I agree with the wetness of the M nib, it's wet but not ridiculously so. I love it with black inks that aren't as dark as some 'true blacks' out there, because the wetness means they look almost perfectly black. Then with inks that offer shading, you get really lovely shades with each letter you write and line that you draw. I think I'll be adding a few more Twsbi's to my small collection before I start to branch out on other brands.
I too am curious about the F nibs, but honestly I love the experience of the M nib so much. Just like yourself, I tend to prefer to write smaller but I was happy to sacrifice that for the writing experience with the M nib.
For me one of the best things about this pen in particular, aside from the nib, is that I love the fact that it has a vacuum filling mechanism. For me it adds a certain joy to using the pen, and the fact that Twsbi provides you with everything you need to maintain the pen just enhances that experience.
Edited by dauodwa, 05 June 2016 - 01:47.