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True Writer Select Ballpoint Macchiato With Mono
  • True Writer Select Ballpoint Macchiato With Mono
  • True Writer Select Ballpoint Macchiato With Mono
  • True Writer Select Ballpoint Macchiato With Mono
  • True Writer Select Ballpoint Macchiato With Mono

True Writer® Select Ballpoint

Price: $129.00
Item: AP12618
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The ultimate True Writer ballpoint 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 ballpoint, our pen 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 Select ballpoint 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
  • Deploys with a twist
  • Impressive wood presentation box can be personalized
  • 5 15/16L x 1/2 diameter, 1.2 oz
  • We offer ballpoint 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 Ballpoint
 
3.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than expected

I purchased this pen during a sale, after having received the roller ball version and being very pleased with that pen. The size and weight of the pen are perfect for me. The...Read complete review

I purchased this pen during a sale, after having received the roller ball version and being very pleased with that pen. The size and weight of the pen are perfect for me. The color (Mediterranean) is stunning and has received numerous compliments. I am not traditionally a fan of ballpoints, so my first order of business upon receiving this pen was to switch out the refill to a gel option. Although Monteverde makes gel refills (I do NOT recommend), I found that Visconti does as well. The Visconti version is perfectly suited to this pen (note to Levenger - please carry the Visconti gel refills!). I have a very vibrant and solid blue in Levenger Select and could not be happier with the combination. My recommendation - if you like the convenience of a ballpoint but not the ball point feel, try this pen with a Visconti refill. It is a game-changer. While I do think the pen as listed is overpriced, I did get it during a promotion so the value definitely deserves five stars.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broke on second day in use - not worth the price

I have been a long-time consumer of Levenger products, but it had been a couple of years since I purchased a pen (owned fountain and rollerball pens). I received the Mediterranean pen for...Read complete review

I have been a long-time consumer of Levenger products, but it had been a couple of years since I purchased a pen (owned fountain and rollerball pens). I received the Mediterranean pen for Christmas as I take copious notes during meetings at work. This pen broke on Tuesday (second day back at work). The ballpoint no longer retracts. Additionally, it is much thicker (greater circumference) than the image on the website and I have small hands. I am very disappointed, and wish that I could return it for a different pen or at least get my husband reimbursed for it. It is definitely not worth $100-$130.

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1.0

Broke on second day in use - not worth the price

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from Boston, MA

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

I have been a long-time consumer of Levenger products, but it had been a couple of years since I purchased a pen (owned fountain and rollerball pens). I received the Mediterranean pen for Christmas as I take copious notes during meetings at work. This pen broke on Tuesday (second day back at work). The ballpoint no longer retracts. Additionally, it is much thicker (greater circumference) than the image on the website and I have small hands. I am very disappointed, and wish that I could return it for a different pen or at least get my husband reimbursed for it. It is definitely not worth $100-$130.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

writes nicely but a bit on the heavy side

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from bronx, ny

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

Received as a gift. Am into pens and what I like most is the smooth flow of ink for a ball point pen. Writes as smoothly as well-known name brand ballpoint companies. Wasn't that happy with the blackness of the black refill but the blue is nice. Pen looks very nice though was surprised at the cost. Barrel easy to turn on and off with one hand. Main complaint (which is admittedly very subjective) is the bulkiness and weight of the pen. It's heavy in my shirt pocket, and bulky to write with as I prefer slimmer pens.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Healthcare
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

This pen is huge. it is bigger than any pen that I have....

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from New Jersey

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

This pen is huge. it is bigger than any pen that I have.
I do not like such big pens , hence I do not have a liking for it.

  • Age:
  • 65 - 74
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Retired
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5.0

Good Pen

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from St. Louis, MO

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I like the weight of the pen, it is a little lighter than some I've used but is heavy enough and it is comfortable. The ink flows smoothly. The pen looks great.

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  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Legal
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3.0

Disappointed

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

I have placed 20 orders with Levenger in the last 6 months, but this one frustrated me. The barrel is slightly loose. A tight, well fitting barrel is an important indicia of pen quality to me. The monogram is in lower case letters, unlike every other monogrammed pen I have from Levenger. I don't know if I entered lower case letters when ordering, but if so I didn't know that mattered. Pens ship free, but that is apparently considered an "offer" that could not be combined with the discount on this pen, so the net discount I received was not what I expected.

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4.0

Beautiful pen

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from Sacramento CA

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

I have asked my wife for a really nice pen for a while. I received this pen for Christmas. It looks beautiful, feels comfortable, and is nicely balanced. I am left-handed and many pens just don't work for me. I am very happy with this pen.

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  • 75+
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  • Male
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  • Retired
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

The perfect gift!

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from Ft. Myers, FL

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

I purchased this pen for my husband as one of his Christmas gifts. He was thrilled! The Levenger quality delivers again -- from the presentation in the elegant box to the pen itself.

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Artist / Writer / Designer
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5.0

very professional

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from PA

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

I bought this pen in grey for my son who is an attorney and it was ideal although I expected it to be darker,

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Legal
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

Beautiful and comfortable

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

I'm on a quest to find the perfect pen. This one comes close! The color and pattern are gorgeous, satisfying my craving for something blue and beautiful. The barrel size is wider than the standard True Writer - it fits very comfortably in the hand. Despite its larger size, it is still nice and lightweight. I love this pen and am very happy that I purchased it!

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5.0

Better than expected

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from Portland, OR

Site Member

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Ballpoint:

I purchased this pen during a sale, after having received the roller ball version and being very pleased with that pen. The size and weight of the pen are perfect for me. The color (Mediterranean) is stunning and has received numerous compliments. I am not traditionally a fan of ballpoints, so my first order of business upon receiving this pen was to switch out the refill to a gel option. Although Monteverde makes gel refills (I do NOT recommend), I found that Visconti does as well. The Visconti version is perfectly suited to this pen (note to Levenger - please carry the Visconti gel refills!). I have a very vibrant and solid blue in Levenger Select and could not be happier with the combination. My recommendation - if you like the convenience of a ballpoint but not the ball point feel, try this pen with a Visconti refill. It is a game-changer. While I do think the pen as listed is overpriced, I did get it during a promotion so the value definitely deserves five stars.

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  • 35 - 44
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  • Female
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  • Architecture, Engineering, Science
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  • Everyday Work
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