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True Writer® Fountain Pen, Kyoto
  • True Writer® Fountain Pen, Kyoto
  • True Writer® Fountain Pen, Kyoto
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True Writer® Fountain Pen, Kyoto

Price: $79.00 Now $74.00 Save $5.00
Item: AP12000
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The fountain pen that continues to win hearts (and hands)
One reason our True Writer fountain pen has become such a collectible is that we deliver more than we promise. The marvel is that such a fine pen carries such a reasonable price. Its lustrous barrel is even more vibrant than our photography pros can show you.
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.
  • Iridium-point steel nib has some flex, so it writes like an expensive pen
  • Takes a cartridge or converter (included)
  • Medium weight and diameter make it comfortable for most hands
  • Kyoto has an acetate barrel with a marbled mosaic of turquoise, lavender, espresso and caramel
  • Chrome clip and bands
  • Threaded cap
  • All True Writer nibs are interchangeable
  • Barrel has room to accommodate a spare cartridge
  • 5 1/2L x 5/8 diameter; 0.77 oz
  • We offer fountain pen refills


Customize with your logo. Corporate pricing available. Please call 800-357-9991.

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True Writer Fountain Pen 4 5 128 128
Poem - True Writer Haiku 2 True Writer - steel nibbed Resin-cast and gloss'd, you are my thoughts' instrument. April 16, 2010
Tried and True Tried and true, like old yet new- With specks of light shining day or night. Edwardian Script or Curley Cue, the nib of this pen will see you through each stroke and jot and tittle on page, Your sweet little note will be all the rage. The flow of the ink as pretty as dew, Great little pen...I thank you. April 15, 2010
Poem - True Writer Haiku Elegance in form True Writer - Truth in Writing From the Fountains flow. April 15, 2010
Poem - Haiku With pen in hand, each word reveals subtle beauty of sumi-e art. April 14, 2010
poem Misplaced Fiesta True Writer and the Red True Writer was up and running with it's crack in the screw part of the nib and the missing silver band around the top cover showing off its smooth delivery of three letter initials and singing "I'll Be There" like the Four Tops. Love it and wishing for a Golden Tortoise True Writer Gotta start a wish list! April 14, 2010
Fountain Pen vs. Keyboard: NO CONTEST! A keyboard has its usefulness. None can deny its ability . . . to reach into the incredible expanse of cyberspace. But, my Levenger fountain pen . . . has a far greater reach, indeed. My elegant, nubbed companion . . . bridges that seemingly infinite gap . . . between my fingers and the blank page. No cyber-distance compares! It is as thought the ink that flows from my fountain pen’s tip . . . is somehow drawn from the well of my heart . . . and the soul of my imagination. . . . Both, places my keyboard will never find. Thank you, my friends at Levenger For making the journey possible! . . . over and over again. April 14, 2010
Fountain Pens Pens, fountain pens, I love pens to allow my ideas to flow. Ink, many colors of ink, I love pens with color to brighten my ideas. Nibs, fine, medium, broad, stubby, I love pens with fun nibs to expand my ideas. Pens of style, in colors, greeat designs, I love my fountain pens because they illustrate my ideas. April 14, 2010
Smoothly flowing, words Crawl from my pen to paper. True Writer, indeed! April 14, 2010
Loving my Levenger Fountain Pen, a poem My Kyoto Fountain pen is my favorite writing tool I use it for work, writing poems, doodling and school My Kyoto always flows, like a good fountain should I use it on paper, parchment, leather and even wood My collection is small but is sure to multiply As I add new fountain pens from Levenger's ample supply! April 14, 2010
The True Writer is a Smooth Writer I've been debating whether or not to buy this pen for some time and I finally pulled the trigger a couple of weeks ago during a sale. After using my new Kyoto True Writer since I received it about ten days ago, I can safely say that I wish I had purchased it sooner. I suffer from Obsessive Pen Disorder (OPD) and have several fountain pens which range in quality and price and I'm already willing to say that the True Writer is going to be one of my daily carry pens. After receiving the pen, I loaded the convertor with Noodlers Dragon's Napalm ink and began taking notes in my Circa Notebook. Later that day, I used it in a Leuchtturm 1917 a consistent notebook which likes some fountain pen nibs better than others. In the Leuchtturm the Kyoto was smooth and left an excellent line although it seemed a little broader - pretty much a function of the ink and the paper rather than the pen itself. In a Rhodia pad, it glided across the surface of the paper effortlessly leaving a sharp beautiful line. The barrel of the pen is nicely shaped and swells slightly as you move towards the business end. It's nicely weighted and extremely comfortable in the hand even with the cap posted, overall the pen is stable and a pleasure to write with. I find that I like the line quality and tactile properties of the pen better than some of my more expensive pens. The screw cap gives me the confidence to carry the pen in my pocket which can sometimes be a dicey proposition in the summer heat of the desert. Fit and finish are excellent. The Kyoto resin glows as you turn the pen in your hand and light hits it -- it has a look reminiscent of tortoise shell. I purchased the fine point and the line width is equivalent to a 0.7 Pentel Energel although your mileage may vary depending on the ink you use. I tend to use Noodlers Inks and Pilot's Iroshizuku inks and I'm planning on cycling several of them through the pen because so much of a pen's performance is coupled to the combination of nib/ink/paper. Overall I'm extremely satisfied with the Kyoto True Writer. It's a handsome and visually appealing pen that's a solid performer. It's performance is on par with pens twice the price and given Levenger's track record of customer service I know they'll stand behind it in the unlikely event I run into problems. A strong recommended buy. July 13, 2014
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