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TW Select Fountain Pen
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True Writer® Select Fountain Pen

Price: $159.00
Item: AP12610
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The ultimate True Writer fountain pen
Painstakingly crafted and precision-engineered for high performance, the True Writer Select is designed to be your stalwart daily writing companion. Obsessing over the details to create the ultimate Levenger True Writer fountain pen, our design team spent more than a year to perfect the size, weight and feel of the Select’s large and robust barrel, and to choose its unique resin, finishes and appointments. The handcrafted nib is exclusive to and expressly for the Select only. The Select fountain pen is impressively housed in a monogrammable solid wood gift box to treasure and keep.
The True Writer design story
By the end of the last millennium, the ubiquitous disposable pen had just about taken over. Though a few pen companies still catered to serious collectors with elaborate, intricate (and exorbitantly expensive) designs, it had been years since anyone offered a beautifully made everyday pen. Inspired by the Esterbrook Pen Company, which served the writing needs of the general public for almost a hundred years, Levenger set out to inspire contemporary writers with a modern take on the classics. In February, 1999, the very first True Writer was introduced. The Select takes our trusty True Writer design to a new level of writing comfort and beauty with a slightly more robust barrel, enhanced by upgraded new finishes, appointments and details.
  • Robust yet lightweight resin barrel in Macchiato, Stormy Weather or Mediterranean
  • Chrome and gunmetal appointments
  • Threaded cap posts securely on the barrel
  • Includes a cartridge and converter
  • Stainless steel fountain pen nib handcrafted in Germany
  • Impressive wood presentation box can be personalized
  • Interchangeable nibs also available separately
  • We offer fountain pen refills
Shipping Savings
Pens:  Shipping is just $6 for any number of pens or pen stations
Ink Refills:  Cartridges and other refills ship free  (bottled ink is $4)

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LevengerTrue Writer® Select Fountain Pen
 
4.6

(based on 29 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleasant surprise

I own, and use, several of the True Writer pens, and find them totally satisfactory. I took advantage of a Holiday sale to buy my first TW Select, in Macchiato. The package...Read complete review

I own, and use, several of the True Writer pens, and find them totally satisfactory. I took advantage of a Holiday sale to buy my first TW Select, in Macchiato. The package arrived, and I was initially surprised at the size and weight of the pen box. When I opened it, and found the wooden box, which was in the description, my first thought was: "this is nicer than I was expecting. On opening it, I was presented with a larger, heavier pen, with what I can only describe as a distinguished appearance.
This is a lovely pen. It's heavy, but very well balanced in the hand, even when posted, fitting nicely into the groove of my thumb. Mine has a very fine engraved Levenger name on the cap band. The overall first opinion is excellent. I like the thick walled resin barrel, and the metal on metal between the system and barrel. The pen has a substantial feel, and writes a lovely fine line, with the selected "F" nib. I had found other TW pens in "F" that wrote much closer to a "M". I use a converter with bottled ink almost exclusively, and I chose Levenger Empyrean ink for my first loading. The flow was excellent, and the pen easily wrote at some speed, with no skip or scratching. Very smooth, better than what I expect on my other TW pens, and I find those to my liking. This specimen, at least, is of much better quality. It's not a $600 pen, but I find myself wondering why I would need anything more than what I have already found for much less. There is nothing that shouts "bargain brand" about this pen. It does not have a gold nib, but the steel nib performs as well as any pen I've ever used.
I expect this pen to last beyond me, and to give pleasure to that user as well. This is a classic, in my eyes. Thanks, Levenger, for you attention to design, and care in manufacturing. As the saying goes, "you did good".

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bought two and one is great! Other one - isn't

It's very hard to review this pen because I bought two of them - identical except for the color. I bought the great one first (or I wouldn't have bought a second one)....Read complete review

It's very hard to review this pen because I bought two of them - identical except for the color. I bought the great one first (or I wouldn't have bought a second one). The second one has never worked right since I got it and I've tried everything. I've never returned anything to Levenger that was faulty but this is going to have to go back, I guess.

So, give it a try - and I hope you get a great one like the first one I bought!

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5.0

Take the plunge. You won't regret this one.

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from Tulsa, Ok

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

After a year of considering the True Writer Select, I took the plunge. The pen arrived withing a week, impressively overpacked, securely within three layers of sturdy packaging. I ordered the "mediterranean blue" color and after reading reviews was expecting to be blown away by the resin on this pen. I wasn't so much. Don't get me wrong, it is a very attractive pen, but, for me, not a jaw-dropper. After inking up, I found the nib to be ridiculously smooth, gliding effortlessly on slick paper. The nib really is the star of the show. Overall, this is a well-built, attractive, professional package. It is quite large and long, especially when posted, but I like oversized pens. Despite its size, I do not find it unwieldy or heavy.
I was impressed enough to buy another one when they were on sale. This time I went with the 'macchiato' color, and this one was really a thing of beauty. Dark, dark brown body with waves of metallic gold that really creates visual depth to the resin. I would call it Antique Molten Gold before I'd name it after coffee, myself. I was wowwed by this one. Find it on sale and buy it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Education
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

An Exceptional Writing Instrument!

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from Lexington, KY

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

I was very surprised with the smoothness of the pen. I ordered the Fine tip nib and it is perfect for my writing style. The ink flows very well and enhances your writing experience. I just ordered additional ink as I expect to use this pen on a daily basis.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

I simply cannot wait to buy the other two pens!

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from Sparta, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

Though I have had this pen on my wish list for some time, it isn't always an easy thing to justify dropping this much cash on a pen, especially when I already own dozens of pens! However when I was recently given an opportunity to acquire this beauty (Macchiato), the stars aligned and it became mine. I could hardly wait for the pen to arrive, but when it did it was with trembling hands that I unwrapped the package and opened the box. My first view of the pen, lying in its beautiful box, was breathtaking. I removed and caressed the exquisite finish and enjoyed its heft. This is a pen for a real man! I filled with ink and was soon being transported to a world of of joy as the nib (fine) danced effortlessly across the pages of my journal. This pen is immaculate. Its performance is far beyond my expectations, and with this in my hand my penmanship easily improves by 20-30%! Words flow from the Select because there is no distraction of roughness, skipping, or flow issues present. The price point for this pen is, if anything, slightly low for I have several much more expensive pens by hundreds of dollars that do not approach the satisfaction of writing with my Select. The barrel color is deep and mesmerizing, yet not gaudy in the least. An air of understated sophistication emanates from the Select and I enjoy watching the eyes of other people follow it as I remove it from inside my jacket and uncap it to sign my name. I can hardly wait for the time to come when I will be able to acquire the other two pens in this family of magnificent fountain pens!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Executive/Management
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work
 
5.0

Great pen but slightly overpriced

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from Ann Arbor

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

This is a beautiful pen. It is large and the material used is stunning, as far as I am concerned. The material, workmanship and quality is far better than some of the pens in this price range and maybe even better than some of the more expensive pens as well. The design is classic which I appreciate a lot.

The nib writes amazingly smooth as with any of the Levenger pens I have used (this is my third Levenger fountain pen). The broad nib, however, writes more like a wider medium which works perfectly well for me. A huge kudos to Levenger for making such and amazing pen.

I am extremely satisfied with this purchase but would it could have been a bit cheaper.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 25 - 34
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Computer, IT or Statistical
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

Start making a collection of The True Writer Select.

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from San Jose CA

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

Thanks to the Levenger legacy in customer service my True Writer Select was delivered on time. The Mediterranean color lives up to the nakedness of the ocean blue. The fine nib properly flows, metering hat smooth and graceful Palmer Style Penmanship to profit from the De la Salle Brothers Education.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Architecture, Engineering, Science
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  • Everyday Work
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleasant surprise

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from Spencer, MA

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

I own, and use, several of the True Writer pens, and find them totally satisfactory. I took advantage of a Holiday sale to buy my first TW Select, in Macchiato. The package arrived, and I was initially surprised at the size and weight of the pen box. When I opened it, and found the wooden box, which was in the description, my first thought was: "this is nicer than I was expecting. On opening it, I was presented with a larger, heavier pen, with what I can only describe as a distinguished appearance.
This is a lovely pen. It's heavy, but very well balanced in the hand, even when posted, fitting nicely into the groove of my thumb. Mine has a very fine engraved Levenger name on the cap band. The overall first opinion is excellent. I like the thick walled resin barrel, and the metal on metal between the system and barrel. The pen has a substantial feel, and writes a lovely fine line, with the selected "F" nib. I had found other TW pens in "F" that wrote much closer to a "M". I use a converter with bottled ink almost exclusively, and I chose Levenger Empyrean ink for my first loading. The flow was excellent, and the pen easily wrote at some speed, with no skip or scratching. Very smooth, better than what I expect on my other TW pens, and I find those to my liking. This specimen, at least, is of much better quality. It's not a $600 pen, but I find myself wondering why I would need anything more than what I have already found for much less. There is nothing that shouts "bargain brand" about this pen. It does not have a gold nib, but the steel nib performs as well as any pen I've ever used.
I expect this pen to last beyond me, and to give pleasure to that user as well. This is a classic, in my eyes. Thanks, Levenger, for you attention to design, and care in manufacturing. As the saying goes, "you did good".

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 75+
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Legal
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  • Everyday Home
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A wonderful writing instrument

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from La Crosse, WI

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

Haven't used a fountain pen in a few years and I'd forgotten how wonderful it is to have the pen glide across the page with an even ink flow. This pen has substance and style. It's hefty but not uncomfortable in my hand. I found the medium nib to be too wide and am waiting for the fine point nib that I ordered to replace it. I spend too much time on a keyboard and not enough with pen and paper. This pen should help change that.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Education
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  • Everyday Home
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The barrel is too wide and I would prefer the engraving...

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from Columbus,Ohio

Site Member

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

The barrel is too wide and I would prefer the engraving on the barrel rather than on the cap

  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Uses this product For:
  • Everyday Work

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bought two and one is great! Other one - isn't

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from Reno, NV

Site Member

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

It's very hard to review this pen because I bought two of them - identical except for the color. I bought the great one first (or I wouldn't have bought a second one). The second one has never worked right since I got it and I've tried everything. I've never returned anything to Levenger that was faulty but this is going to have to go back, I guess.

So, give it a try - and I hope you get a great one like the first one I bought!

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Executive/Management
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Enhances writing experience

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from Fair oaks, California

Site Member

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

I'm relatively new to the world of non disposable fountain pens so I can only rate this against another wonderful Levenger fountain pen, the True WriterElement, which I enjoy using for the smooth action and weight. This pen is a bit lighter and that isn't a problem. it is comfortable in my medium size hand and it remains balanced when posted but I prefer not to for fear of scratching the beautiful resin wyith the screw on threads. My first impression however was dampened by the scratchy fine nib but a call to Levenger to ask what I might be doing wrong led to the immediate replacement of the nib and what a pleasure this new nib is to write with, very easy flow of the ink and not too much to ever well up. it makes me look for things I can write. I have read a few other reviews about the scratchy nib working out but I suggest a call to Levenger for a replacement nib. The customer service here is truly wonderful.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Social and Community Services
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