Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

New Twsbi Eco-T

new twsbi eco-t

  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 sdbruder

sdbruder

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 70 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:14

From facebook and Instagram:

(https://www.facebook...?type=3)

 

"TWSBI ECO-T BLUE will be coming Nov. 27th. It has a more pronounced grip area to help with learning correct writing posture for kids, new enthusiasts, and anyone who likes a little bit more structure to the grip area. Cap and end cap also has a rotary triangular shape. #twsbi #twsbiart #ecot #twsbiecot #fountainpen #fountainpens"

 

A triangular grip Lamy-inspired TWSBI ECO ?

 

23551193_1715668108475296_3105715635179229681_o.jpg

 

23551083_1715669745141799_3992120159570861111_o.jpg



Sponsored Content

#2 anemography

anemography

    Dipped Only

  • Member - Silver

  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 November 2017 - 00:09

I really like the blue!



#3 sdbruder

sdbruder

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 70 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:32

to the extent of what I understood eco-t will be launched only in the blue color.

I’ve liked the fact that the grip section of the ECO-T appears to be wider than the ECO.


Edited by sdbruder, 20 November 2017 - 01:32.


#4 fuddmain

fuddmain

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 206 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 November 2017 - 14:04

This will likely be my first TWSBI.  I really like the color and the shape of the cap and end cap.

 

I use Lamy Safaris regularly, so the section should feel familiar.  That said, I've never had a pen where the section bothered me, so that is not a selling point.


~Brian

 

"Mostly I just kill time, and it dies hard." - Raymond Chandler (The Long Goodbye)


#5 Jamerelbe

Jamerelbe

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,975 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 20 November 2017 - 22:15

Not everyone is going to like the shape of the Eco-T, but it looks a lot less 'severe' in its shaping than the Lamy tripod grip, so it'll still allow a bit more variety in terms of finger-hold.  I like the fact that the grip section seems to be a bit larger in diameter, too - the standard Eco grip is not too narrow for me, but this looks closer to my preference.  Looking forward to seeing the early reviews!



#6 prashant.tikekar

prashant.tikekar

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts
  • Location:Pune
  • Flag:

Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:33

I think it's the angle of the photo that is why eco T section is appearing to be larger than eco. In reality, both sections may be of same diameter.

#7 sdbruder

sdbruder

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 70 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 21 November 2017 - 14:33

Im hoping for the larger eco-t.



#8 sdbruder

sdbruder

    Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 70 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 21 November 2017 - 15:21

A newer photo of it:

 

23669211_1722881707753936_8751216313653865293_o.jpg



#9 IndigoBOB

IndigoBOB

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 276 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 November 2017 - 00:55

I'm curious...

 

I really like the Eco for its fairly pronounced flare/lip at the end of the section.  

 

I wish it was more pronounced like the Safari, but I think it still does a great job for making it a long-distance/workhorse writer.

 

...very curious.


Edited by IndigoBOB, 22 November 2017 - 00:58.

A voice:  I'll write pages and pages, days upon days, to be able to breathe out a few lines,

I'll do whatever it takes to breathe out those few lines, where the breath breathes out on its own, in on its own,

To thine own...

...breath on its own.


#10 inkstainedruth

inkstainedruth

    Ancient Artifact

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,234 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 November 2017 - 01:11

Just saw this today on the Goblet Communique.  Interesting color.  And the price is pretty good too (under $30 US, IIRC).

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth 

 

edited for typos


Edited by inkstainedruth, 22 November 2017 - 01:12.

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

#11 Driften

Driften

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 552 posts
  • Location:Issaquah, WA
  • Flag:

Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:27

I like the color, but would rather have a round section. 



#12 IndigoBOB

IndigoBOB

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 276 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 24 November 2017 - 00:31

I think it could be a solid alternative to the Safari if you're a fan of faceted sections.

 

The problem I have with the safari is that the nib is fixed.  I like the grip on it, but my hand doesn't posture congruently with the orientation of the Lamy nib.

 

The Eco T lets you rotate the nib accordingly, which is what I do with the Eco, which allows me to use it for long writing sessions.  Put a decently faceted section on the Eco (Eco T) and you may have a pen that holds itself in your hand.  I think I might have to order this one.


A voice:  I'll write pages and pages, days upon days, to be able to breathe out a few lines,

I'll do whatever it takes to breathe out those few lines, where the breath breathes out on its own, in on its own,

To thine own...

...breath on its own.


#13 Feanaaro

Feanaaro

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 301 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 24 November 2017 - 01:35

Gouletpens already has the measurements, and the grip width appear to be identical to the standard Eco. If that's accurate, it is a bit of a bummer for me, for the narrow section is what held me for buying a Eco in the first place. Not much for comfort, though that is partly an issue, but mostly because to my eye the section just look disproportionately thin compared to the rest of the pen.



#14 dcwaites

dcwaites

    DavidW

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,625 posts
  • Location:Campbelltown, NSW, Oz
  • Flag:

Posted 24 November 2017 - 03:02

I don't mind faceted sections, so long as you can rotate the nib. I find that with my Parker 75, I get best results if I rotate the nib a bit to the right. I can't do that with a Lamy Safari or Jinhao X-450.

 

So, can you rotate the nib in the section on the new TWSBI?


fpn_1412827311__pg_d_104def64.gif

 

 

“Them as can do has to do for them as can’t.

And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”

Granny Aching


#15 IndigoBOB

IndigoBOB

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 276 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 24 November 2017 - 05:42

I don't mind faceted sections, so long as you can rotate the nib. I find that with my Parker 75, I get best results if I rotate the nib a bit to the right. I can't do that with a Lamy Safari or Jinhao X-450.

 

So, can you rotate the nib in the section on the new TWSBI?

 

 

You can.  I emailed TWSBI about it since I plan on buying this pen.


A voice:  I'll write pages and pages, days upon days, to be able to breathe out a few lines,

I'll do whatever it takes to breathe out those few lines, where the breath breathes out on its own, in on its own,

To thine own...

...breath on its own.


#16 hinky

hinky

    Near Mint

  • Member - Silver

  • PipPipPip
  • 29 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 25 November 2017 - 00:04

I've been waiting for this pen since October of last year when they posted a picture of a prototype on Instagram.😍 I thought it looked better than the current Eco because the triangular cap looks less bulky than the hexagonal one. I hope it comes out in other colors because I'd really like an all-clear one. A black one will do too, but let's be honest, I'll probably collect all the colors eventually. 😂

#17 IndigoBOB

IndigoBOB

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 276 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 28 November 2017 - 18:40

Ordered mine.  Looking forward to how this feels.

 

I like the shape of the section of the Eco.  If I hold it in a basic tripod position against the lips at the narrowest point it is too narrow.  But then, due to adjustments I made  to my grip trying to hold the safari, I relaxed my tripod grip to relax and extend the pointer finger still resting against the lip and relaxed the thumb back higher up on the section and the Eco became a very comfortable pen for me and allowed me to use it as a workhorse pen I could use for long writing sessions with a relaxed grip.

 

I still sometimes use the basic tripod/pincer position and hold it up higher on the section, by with my new relaxed tripod grip I became a rejuvenated fan of the Eco and really appreciated the section and how it allowed me to relax my hand into a comfortable grip on the pen, and now am happy to see if the added facets provide a more secure grip.  And since the nib and feed aren't fixed, it allows for that  necessary adjustment if needed where the Safari really prevented me from relaxing into my grip unless I used a broader nib.

 

If TWSBI did well on the design of the section I think this pen has some high potential but I don't want to get ahead of myself.


A voice:  I'll write pages and pages, days upon days, to be able to breathe out a few lines,

I'll do whatever it takes to breathe out those few lines, where the breath breathes out on its own, in on its own,

To thine own...

...breath on its own.


#18 dapprman

dapprman

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 338 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 29 November 2017 - 17:13

I'm intrigued as I have a number of ECOs, which I like.  I have a number of Safaris/Al-Stars which I'm happy to write with, however I also have a 'Modern' and a 'Vintage' OMAS 360 and they are for me by far the most comfortable pens to hold, so I'm hoping it will be more like the Italian.



#19 DaveT

DaveT

    Collectors Item

  • Premium - Ruby

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,232 posts
  • Location:NW Indiana
  • Flag:

Posted 29 November 2017 - 20:31

I got my shipment of these in on Monday and here are my observations.

After holding it my hand, I can say the triangular grip is very subtle. Not nearly as pronounced as the Lamy. I did find it comfortable in my hand.

I do not have the pen in front of me now. But, I am fairly confident the nib and feed are fixed. I pulled the nib and feed, and seem to recall there was a flat spot on the end of the feed.

Edited by DaveT, 29 November 2017 - 20:33.

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry:Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin KWZ- Clairefontaine, Rhodia, Whitelines


#20 marcelo

marcelo

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 550 posts
  • Location:Goiania, in the heart of Brazil
  • Flag:

Posted 30 November 2017 - 16:01

Very good-looking!







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: new, twsbi, eco-t



Sponsored Content




|