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#1 Thesaurus Rex

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 03:58

Okay, so a couple of months ago, I bit the bullet and ordered a new True-Writer with a medium nib from Levenger. I had a green one from the first line of True-Writers way, way back in the early 90's, but the feed ring had cracked and it was leaking ink furiously.

And, to tell you the truth, I hadn't been all that crazy about the original True-Writer. It leaked on itself when I took it anywhere. The silver ring popped off the cap. I sent it back and they sent me another, and then that silver ring popped off. I finally super-glued it on there myself. Also, it had a skipping problem.

Nonetheless, I decided to spend my birthday gift-certificate to Levenger on a blue True-Writer. I have to say that I think the folks at Levenger have been reworking the design over the years, because this True-Writer has been a dream. It wrote smoothly and without skipping straight out of the box. The silver ring has stayed put and it hasn't leaked at all, even when I accidentally dropped my book-bag getting out of the car one day. No problems.

The finish is really lovely. I don't know if my green True-Writer had just aged badly or if they are using a different resin, but it has a delicious multi-layered look that catches the light and reflects it back beautifully. I have been using PR American Blue in it for the most part, which is particularly nice because it's almost the exact color of the barrel.

So, for the record, I would recommend one of these to absolutely anybody who wants a really nice pen for under $60. I may order another in a different color the next time I have some cash to spend.

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#2 Dillo


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Posted 10 August 2005 - 04:24


Wow, I might start looking.


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Posted 16 October 2010 - 22:10

The best writer in my arsenal right now. I've had a true-blue (which oddly is more of a dark purple) since '08 and it's my daily workhorse.

#4 CraigR


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 00:17

I own and use several Levenger TW pens in different nibs. I like them and recommend them. Nice beginning fountain pen also. /Craig

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:40

I have one in the metalist silver, and think it is a very well made pen.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:00

I don't have one...yet. I bought one for a friend and after having the pen in my possession for a few days, I found it very difficult to give away.
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#7 lovemy51


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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:30

i like my kioto with b nib. i've the ones made out of metal getting scratched too much, but the resin body ones stay very clean.

that b nib really brings out the beauty of Visconti Blue ink!!!

oh... almost forgot to mention i got mine for $25 (+ shipping)... not a bad pen for that money!

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:57

Where can one find one of these now ??

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:30

Where can one find one of these now ??

Levenger.com or their ebay store levenger outlet
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