The subject of this second round of the True Writer saga is a Green TW...not only is it from the original series issue, the color was the first issued...in Feb. 1999. As in the former review, I got the pen within a short time after it was issued.
And in those days, a Decree went out from Steve Levy"Let there be a pen to honor my forebearer, who, armed with only an Esterbrook, went into the world and waged war against the EEEVILS (think BLAZING SADDLES for the pronounciation...) of poor penmanship."And Pen Makers did slave and work to fulfill Steve Levy's desire.
And lo, there came an undisclosed penmaker and unto Steve Levy didst deliver a Pen of such worthiness that Steve Levy didst decree that this mighty writing implement was yea, verily, what he sought
And thus didst Steve Levy annoint this pen as The Pen of Levenger's and didst proclaim it to be both A and THE TRUE WRITER
I gave this pen a bit of a cleanup before slipping in the PR Velvet Black short international cartridge. As expected, it fired right up. I spent a pleasant afternoon with the pen...just noodling, make notes on the direction my novel is going, doing some rough outlines of chapters, noting some charater developments...probably a total of 5-8 pages. The pen performed flawlessly...never faltered, didn't hesitate once.
The nib lays a solid Western M...about the same as a Waterman Kultur/Phil M. I was writing on Staples Multi-use Bright-White and noticed no feathering or bleed-through (except where I got too "vigorous" in my scratch-outs and mark-throughs...) To my mind the whole feathering/bleed-through is such a nebulous issue and fraught with the vagarities of pen/ink/paper/writing pressure that I pay it little mind anyway...
Truth be told, the TWs are as much fun to use as my Phils and for me, have the same level of reliability...they just do their job...which is to put pen on paper...
I just wish the Great Pen God(dess) would whisper into Steve Levy's ear that a TW with a hooded nib would be slicker than owl snot. THAT would just tickle me no end...
So the rating...Same as the other TW...
Function 9 of 10
Form 7 of 10 (It ain't a SLEEK, it's a TRAD)
Imponderables 10 of 10
Total 26 of 30
Edited by paircon01, 07 August 2007 - 18:42.