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  1. visvamitra

    Blue Bahama - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True Teal Levenger's Bahama Blue isn't my color. The ink behaves well and offers some shading. It's not revolting but it's not the color I would use outside preparing review. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software ID Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
  2. I've been collecting Levenger True Writer (TW) pens, mostly FPs, since 1999, when they first were introduced. I've got 84 of them (some duplicates), comprising about 2/3 of what's been issued; the ones I didn't get either I didn't want or I missed their availability. I'd like to post photos of the collection. In this new Topic, I don't see the ability to post photos, as the "Post Options" on the right of this typing box (when typing) doesn't show the box for "Enable HTML," for some reason. I'm hoping that after this initial post, that box will appear so I can post photos. Even using the Upload option near the top of the screen, I can upload and copy to this box, but without "Enable HTML," the photos won't show up. Any help here would be appreciated. On the Levenger site, under "True Writer" you can find the history of the pen and photos of the various colors/materials in which the pen can be found, along with the month-and-year when each was issued. I like the TW as a vintage Esterbrook-inspired pen (though a bit thicker), and I like that over time, so many different colors and materials for the pen have been issued. The TW FP comes with a Stainless Steel (SS) nib. Depending on the issue, the nib either is one-tone SS or two-tone SS with some GP. Sometimes the difference between models merely is that the same color scheme has, in the one case, all SS trim and, in the other, GP trim. The FPs write smoothly with their standard SS nibs (I prefer at least a Medium nib or wider), but I like replacing them, here-and-there, with same-sized medium 14K gold nibs (made by Schmidt), which provide more springiness to the writing experience. There are also Rollerball (RB) and Ballpoint (BP) models, the BP taking Parker refills. There have been reports on FPN about some cases of cracking or breaking off of the plastic (if that's what many are made of) in various places, particularly on the earlier-made models. I have not experienced that problem myself, but then I don't write with any one of my TWs with any regularity, so I haven't subjected mine to the stresses that others have. With the very first issue -- the green one in 1999 -- the cap band got loose and came off after a few years. However, I used a small amount of super-glue to put it back on, and it looks as good as new, so to speak. My impression from watching Ebay offerings of the TWs is that they have not increased much in market value, at least the more common (albeit retired) ones that I've seen placed for sale. I have no idea whether, for example, the very first 1999 TW, in green, would sell for a premium. I don't sell pens at this point, but only collect, so I won't be testing that question myself. Some on FPN have wondered about the identity of the manufacturer of these pens. I have no idea. They use German-made nibs, but that doesn't help at all with identifying the manufacturer of the pens. Well, let's hope that after this post, I will be able to post photos.
  3. Does anyone know the name of this Levenger fountain and the name of the color? Also, approximately what year is the pen. It has an 18K nib and sterling trim. Thanks!
  4. I'm looking to buy a bunch of empty 50ml(ish) ink bottles(or inkwells, but they get expensive) that have a system like the Levenger ones, in which you turn the bottle upside down and it fills a little inner cup (top well?) into which you can then dip the nib for a nice smooth fill -- thus also preventing having to tip the bottle, reach into the nether regions, etc., when the ink gets below a certain level (and there's usually a LOT of ink left at that level.) Can't find 'em anywhere except at an OUTRAGEOUS cost (such as the TWSBI bottles Goulet sells for $25 a pop.) There are individual used bottles like the Sheaffer ones which show up on ebay, but come one, this shouldn't have to be a lifelong project. (And I know about the R&K inserts, but they only fit their bottles.) Surely SOMEbody makes new, non-propriety ones at a decent price, they don't have to be desktop showpieces, just plain glass bottles. I'd be good for at least 30 of them myself, and would gladly start a Massdrop, which would likely inspire a manufacturer's cooperation. Any information would be gratefully appreciated. I also need a decent 100ml bottle, because I've two 50ml bottles of Waterman on the way which I'll be mixing into Blinder Blurple, so any ideas for that would also be, etc. It doesn't have to have the insert. Thanks!
  5. It took me some time to finish this comparison but here it is. Not flawless, not pefect, but it has plenty of colors to see. To be honest I've never been violet fan. I always liked dark purples but disliked most of violets. It's hanged with time. At the moment I'm quite keen on these hues. I've included 60-63 inks here (the number differs on different papers, I didn't have enough samples of some inks, I've forgotten about one or two inks and haven't included them everywhere). There are some odd-looking inks here that aren't violet/purple like KWZI Blue L51 (I just had a small sample so I included it here). Kung Te-Cheng, Potassium, Purpillusion are more blue than purple. Alt-Bordeaux and Deepwater Obsession can be regarded as burgundy but as I'm not planning (yet) to compare burgunds / bordeaux I've included them here as well. I need to thank Cyber6 here for A LOT of samples. You trully are Ink Smuggler Extraordinaire Ink Splashes http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/674/D57Iib.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img911/9309/XMowa7.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img905/9462/Dzf3fY.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img537/121/srURhs.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img901/3985/xcEDod.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4492/NtfODA.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img538/2685/q8cIq7.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img673/1967/EnAfQy.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img674/4319/WdEf3j.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img631/7922/1S4blW.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img673/9114/raVPLz.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img674/3466/vK8xaM.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img538/7629/ivb3lB.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img538/2456/dhwe19.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img745/7901/pw9g05.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img674/6609/m4k036.jpg GEMS (they were cut from photos taken on a sunny day, you may find the colors bizarre but I like to show them this way even though most of the times we're not writing in a direct sunlight) http://imageshack.com/a/img910/3417/UZX0cP.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img674/7610/4sDPbR.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img538/8730/osVcHA.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img912/9997/NAgsqc.jpg
  6. chromantic

    Levenger Fireball - Brief Review

    ​Here's a quick handwritten review of Levenger Fireball. Sadly, this ink has been discontinued but I was fortunate enough to come across a bottle on ebay. Color is nice and strong without appearing super-saturated (like Sailor), more red than orange to my eye; scan is maybe a teensy bit darker than on the page. Flow is good - medium, I'd say - and it dries pretty fast even on BnR. While I said drying in the nib didn't seem to be a problem, I did have a hard start at the very end there at "Only" from pausing too long. It does exhibit some shading, though no sheen a la Claret or Cardinal Red. Best of all, virtually no bleed-through! Even on the cheap and nasty memo book (10lb, maybe 12lb), bleeding was very slight, just a few spots, more show than bleed really. A very pleasant surprise after my experience with Claret. Though I initially tested it on my little BnR spiral that I use as my ink log, this was written on a Blue Sky SmartNotes spiral from Walmart. Pen used is a cheapo PaperMate stick-type C/C school pen with a folded nib that I'd call a solid medium. As reds go, this one's nice (would be good for grading as the color stands out on the page); it's a shame Levenger scotched it. Not sure how much use this will get as I don't use red a lot but I'll definitely go through this fill since I don't have a bright red currently in rotation.
  7. Does anyone own or has anyone owned these hole punchers. I just bought the Staples Arc punch. I have heard that the Levenger Circa punch punches a bigger hole, so it is easier to turn the pages when installed. Is it true that it punches a bigger hole than the Staples brand Arc puncher, or is the hole the same size? Price is not an issue. I will get whichever one functions better. Will the Levenger last a long time, or is it just an expensive piece of junk? With the Levenger Circa Leverage punch, I estimate I can fit about 10 pages to punch at once (I will use 32 lb bond / 120 gsm). With the Staples Arc punch, I can only fit about 7 pages to punch at once, and most of the pages have come out slanted. I may have gotten a defective one. The slanted-ness may have been affecting the ease of page-turning and making it tougher, maybe even more so than the small holes. Should I be exchanging or returning?
  8. I finally purchased a Rotring 600, it is a levenger branded model that falls into the transition between series 1 and 2. It has knurling and cap retention springs. It is currently fitted with a Fine nib and I would like to swap in an Extra Fine nib. I've found other posts describing models that fit each revision but I haven't come across anything specifically about he transitional model. Will the nib from the Artpen EF sketching model fit (is this a normal EF nib)? I've also seen Esprit nibs listed on Ebay German, would those work? Thanks for your time.
  9. DrDebG

    Levenger Forest Green

    Ink Review of Levenger Forest Green. Levenger markets a variety of high end items including leather briefcases, purses, etc., desk accessories, stationery items, pens and ink for the discerning affluent. While I am certainly not affluent, I do like several of their products. Levenger makes a number of different color inks, most of which have been reviewed by others. I purchased a box of standard international cartridges in Forest Green prior to Christmas and wanted to try the ink. Levenger Forest Green is a very dark green, tending towards black. It does have cyan undertones (see Water Test), and does have a red sheen in heavy concentration (see ink drop), but the sheen isn't seen in writing, even when I used it with Tomoe River paper. The color is satisfying to the eye, but, sadly, the ink is not well behaved. It bleeds through on most papers, as well as shows through on most. It feathers badly on poor notebook paper, and even shows some feathering on better papers. I used my Delta Journal with wet fine nib for the review below. This pen works well with almost every ink I have, except for this ink. The ink does not flow well to the nib, causing the pen to drag and skip. I also used this ink in my Lamy Studio with 14K nib (another wet nib), and had the same issues. Here is my hand written review. I am sad to say that I was not impressed with this ink.
  10. JacqiJ

    Levenger True Writer

    Has anyone had to replace a grip on an older Levenger True Writer? The grip matches the color of the cap/Barrel, but has cracked, and is no longer useable. Some of the newer True Writers come with gold or silver tone grips, but these don't fit my old barrel. I wondered if the Karas Kustoms (or Kustom "K") grips would fit? Thanks in advance for all your help.
  11. RandiSue

    Levenger & Rotring

    Hi Everyone, I have inherited a bunch of beautiful pens and I have been spending time trying to learn more about them. In the picture, most of these are Levenger. I have been trying to understand why the black and silver have Levenger printed but then the clip has rOtring? Are these L-tech pens? I have a lot of other rOtring but they don't have both brands printed on the pen. Also, the set of 3 larger Levenger don't look like the other regular size Levenger pens. I really like these and I want to know more. I don't know anything about the snake pen. The black pen is a Waverly fountain. The brown is a Waltham fountain. If anyone can help me with the other pens in the picture, I would appreciate it. I am new to this so please send advice. Thanks!
  12. RandiSue

    Looking & Learning

    Hi Everyone, I have inherited a bunch of beautiful pens and I have been spending time trying to learn more about them. I'm looking for guidance in the right direction for details. I love reading about the facts and what to enjoy about each detail of the pen, along with the history. I attached a picture of one group I have been trying to learn about. Most of these are Levenger since I have been trying to understand why the black and silver have Levenger printed but then the clip has rOtring? Are these L-tech pens? Also, the set of 3 larger Levenger don't look like the other regular size Levenger pens. I really like these and I want to know more. Before I go further, I know I need to post this in another area. Where do I need to post my questions? I have more brands I want to learn about. I have really enjoyed what I have read so far. I'm looking forward to learning more about my collection. Thanks!
  13. jandrese

    21 Turquoise Inks

    Recently, I became obsessed with light blue inks especially if they are turquoise, whatever that means. Turquoise is described as greenish blue but most inks with that name are basically blue with one or very few dyes. Chromatography with these inks is not very exciting. Many of them are, however, very beautiful (to me at least) and have uncommonly good writing properties perhaps because of their simplicity and relatively low dye content. Sheen is possible with some of these ink, at least on Tomoe River paper, but water resistance is uniformly not good. That said Pelikan 4001 Turkis Turquoise, Noodler's Midway Blue (ok, not a turquoise for sure), Noodler's American Eel Turquoise, and of course, KWZ IG (iron gall) Turquoise hold up surprisingly well to water. Diamine Shimmertastic Tropical Glow, Diamine Marine, and Noodler's Turquoise are probably closest to dictionary greenish blues strictly considered turquoise. Noodler's Turquoise is a little over saturated to have much fun with though. Both Shimmertastic inks are really fabulous inks to write with and look incredible. The glitter really does not seem to hamper performance nor harm the pen. Amazing inks even if not shaken to get max glitter effect. Would love to see glitter free versions of these inks made available. Some standouts at this time for me are Pelikan 4001 Turkis Turquoise for its beautiful color, versatility, sheen potential, and moderate water resistance. Lamy Turquoise is great too, good writing performance, some shading, and maybe some sheen. J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche is really nice too. I need more time to really study these inks....the differences between many are subtle. Platinum Mix Free Aqua Blue is really pure cerulean - ish blue. It's also somewhat dilute and I really did not like it at first but now I kinda like it some. Levenger Blue Bahama looks quite nice but feathers some on everything but Tomoe River paper. Let me know your thoughts. From top to bottom: Pelikan 4001 Turkis Turquoise Noodler's Midway Blue Levenger Blue Bahama KWZ IG Turquoise Diamine Turquoise J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche Diamine Havasu Turquoise Diamine Marine Robert Oster Signature Australian Sky Blue Diamine Eau de Nil Diamine Shimmertastic Blue Lighting De Atramentis Forget-me-not Diamine Aqua Blue Noodler's American Eel Turquoise Lamy Turquoise Noodler's Turquoise Platinum Mix Free Aqua Blue Noodler's Navajo Turquoise Diamine Shimmertastic Tropical Glow Sailor Jentle Ink Sky High Sailor Jentle Ink Souten Paper is Tomoe River Turquoise inks reduced size by Jon Andresen, on Flickr Turquoise inks wash reduced size by Jon Andresen, on Flickr
  14. visvamitra

    Shiraz - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True Teal Levenger's Shiraz is an interesting ink. Depending on the nib and paper you use it can be named pink, raspberry, dark raspberry, deep wine and so on and so on. Basically it's a fun to use from time to time. The ink is intense, it shades and produces strong sheen. On some papers (CIAK, surprisingly) feathering can be experienced. Frankly I'm surprides there's not more of this ink reviews over the net. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software ID Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B CIAK, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib Semikolon, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib
  15. So, apparently, "some time ago" Levenger stopped making Rhodia refills for their Circa noteobooks. Okay. Before I plunk down $30 on refills, is the paper they are using now tolerable? The young lady with the drawl ten times more sugary than mine said it was smoother than rhodia but a little thainer (thinner). Just wondering if I'd be better off finding my own paper and punching it.
  16. visvamitra

    Greystoke - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True Teal Levenger Greystoke is saturated grey ink. Depending on the nib it can be almost black or medium grey. I haven't observed any issues. The color though isn't particuklarly exciting to my eyes. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software I Oxford, Kaweco Classic Sport, M Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, M Water resistance
  17. visvamitra

    Skies Of Blue - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True Teal Levenger's Skies of Blue is pleasant but rather unisnpiring blue ink. In some pens it can look quite vibrant, in others however it's flat. In my Sheaffer Targa it behaves perfectly well but isn't really exciting. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software I Kokuyo Campus, Sheaffer Targa, M Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, M Copy paper, Sheaffer Targa, M
  18. visvamitra

    Amethyst - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True Teal Levenger's Amethyst is impressive, strongly saturated and quite vivid purple. I enjoy this ink but it has some shortcomings - it's difficult to clean and may cause bleedthrough on some papers.. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software ID Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Oxford, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
  19. visvamitra

    Forest Green - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True Teal Levenger Forest is a dark green ink with some shading. The color is nice enough to become an everyday dark green for many. Sadly it doesn't behave amazingly well - it tends to cause bleedthrough on some papers. Also it doesn't give smooth feel I've got from other Levenger inks. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software I Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Midori, Kaweco Classic Sport, B
  20. visvamitra

    Regal - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Levenger designs many of its products, with approximately 75% of its product line being proprietary. The company describes itself as a champion of Slow Tech. Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen has aligned the company with the Conscious Capitalism movement. To that end, the company has created an initiative called Partnering for Good, which pays product-based royalties to nonprofit institutions whose missions are connected to reading or learning. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True Teal Levenger Regal is saturated purple. In finer nibs it's a dark, very assertive ink, in broader ones it looks more purple. On cheaper papers it can cause some feathering and / or bleedthrouigh. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software I Midori, Senator Windsor, M Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, M Oxford, Senator Windsor, M Water resistance
  21. Rach31

    Levenger Pomegranate

    I have seen a few reviews for Levenger's Pomegranate ink, so I figured I would add some pics to show what the ink looks like at different times. I have a TWSBI mini that I inked today, a Pilot Prera that has been inked for about a week and a half, and a Hero 221 that has been inked for about a month. (I love the color of the ink- I don't like bright reds, so this ink is one that I love.) I have not experienced any issues with flow, so nothing has been added to any of my pens/ink. I noticed there is a nice gold sheen on the ink in the pens that have been inked for a bit longer. (I am going to see if I can figure out how long it takes before the TWSBI ink develops the same sheen.) The ink tends to darken a bit as it is in the pen, so the color you see when you first ink up might change after a day or two. I wrote on the paper in my Hobonichi Techo Avec for these photos. http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/09BFF43D-5AD2-42FF-A984-B967A251A5FA_zpsheaicr9e.jpg http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/5C14315F-B0E2-458A-8F3E-9932D6519D17_zpsrwm88nbm.jpg http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/A6E45762-D0C9-441F-ACA3-6F12483146A2_zpsv0cew7hv.jpg http://i1039.photobucket.com/albums/a475/Rach_31/Mobile%20Uploads/43CE6735-11DD-40D1-8069-9AD4F4B1C284_zps8tsclc4l.jpg
  22. visvamitra

    Gemstone Green - Levenger

    It seems Levenger is family company that offers a wide variety of products. Among other things the company offers a line of fountain pen iks. Amethyst Blazing Sunset Blue Bahama Cardinal Red Claret Cobalt Blue Cocoa Empyrean Forest Green Gemstone Green Greystoke Pinkly Pomegrenate Raven Black Regal Shiraz Skies of Blue Smokey (discontinued) True TealI don't know who makes their inks but I must say I was impressed by few Levenger inks I've tried so far. Maybe with time I'll be able to review whole line. Time will tell. Gemstone Green is a dark emerald ink that is primarily green, but with a slight turquoise hint to it. Usually I dislike such hues but because of great lubrication using this one was quite pleasant. I wouldn't buy a bottle but I believe it'll be great choice for those of you who enjoy heavily saturated emerald greens. Additionally you can even get a bit of reddish purple sheen with this ink. Drops of ink on kitchen towel Software ID Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Midori, Kaweco Classic Sport, B Water resistance
  23. visvamitra

    Pomegrenade - Levenger

    I'm not sure who makes inks for Levenger, but I must confess I enjoy them quite a lot. I've tried some of them and all were intense and intriguing. Pomegrenade is really stunning ink that I enjoy a lot. I've receivea a sample from one of FPNers and I'm hooked. Good stuff. Ink SPlash http://imageshack.com/a/img633/9718/IGfmhu.jpg Drops of ink on kitchen towel http://imageshack.com/a/img905/6332/TKbTlT.jpg Software ID http://imageshack.com/a/img633/9845/nU8qLw.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img912/669/jw8Ff4.jpg Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B http://imageshack.com/a/img901/6409/NBh38E.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img633/671/CImkss.jpg Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B http://imageshack.com/a/img912/7385/DgVeFL.jpg http://imageshack.com/a/img631/6611/rgGwPR.jpg
  24. Here's a review of a pen I did not expect to like so much. Hope you enjoy the review! http://i59.tinypic.com/wjf3wy.jpg http://i61.tinypic.com/sb7rdg.jpg http://i62.tinypic.com/2199n7.jpg http://i61.tinypic.com/fbxili.jpg http://i59.tinypic.com/4uxlk9.jpg http://i61.tinypic.com/2dl6net.jpg http://i59.tinypic.com/2u3z3ns.jpg
  25. It seems like I notice the True Writer pens in the Levenger catalog, and think oh I like that color. Then I forget about it. When the Sea Glass model went on sale, I didn't buy it. I didn't realize that it was being discontinued. Then I really wanted it. It took a year but I found a set of True Writer fountain pen and pencil in Sea Glass and got it. Flash forward to today. I had found the Bouquet version on the Levenger eBay outlet. I waited till the last minute to put in a bid. Not enough. I bid $5 higher and achieved high bidder status. Was trying to up my bid a few dollars more when the auction ended and I lost the pen. I tried to rationalize that at least I stayed true to only bidding what I thought I should, which was basically the Levenger sale price going on right now with the Fall Foliage model. But I find myself disappointed I lost the auction. Would bidding $75 have won it when $70 was the winning bid? I'll never know. What I do know is I really want the True Writer in Bouquet. Back to periodically searching for it, and hope I find it like I found the Sea Glass model. And I hope I learn the lesson: when you like a True Writer color, buy it.





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