True Writer Silver Anniversary Fountain Pen
Great writing instrument
This is a heavier pen, which I like, but not at all cumbersome. A very smooth, comfortable writing instrument that I have enjoyed using very much.
I too experienced a significant amount of skipping with the pen initially - even after several flushes - but Levenger's all-star customer service department sent me a replacement pen. Voila! This pen writes as it should and has become my workhorse pen.
If you are experiencing difficulties with skipping, PLEASE just call Levenger! They really are the committed to customer satisfaction and will work with you.
January 10, 2014
an Elegant and delightful way to write
I bought this pen after a dear friend had given me another 'true writer', and I had enjoyed it very much. Its attractive and very comfortable in my hand. The ink flows smoothly -- I enjoy it very much
December 17, 2013
Excellent in every way
Very satisfied, very professional, great balance.
July 6, 2013
Very Good Pen
I own several True Writers, and this is one of my favorities. It's a bit more substantial than the usual resin pens, yet still has good balance and doesn't cause hand fatigue like some heavier pens can.
Some reviewers have mentioned some occassional challenges with ink flow and skipping with the True Writers, and I, too, have experience this; however, I have discovered a quick trick that has solved the problem for with all my pens. Before first use, or after a period of prolonged non-use, I attach the converter to the pen, sink the full nib into a glass of tepid water, then draw in and release water through the nib with the converter. Once done, expell all the water and proceen to immediately add bottled ink or cartridge. Good luck!
April 19, 2013
I have a number of True Writer pens and i have to say that this is my very Favorite...right from the beginning. I love the way it looks and feels when i write with it. I also love the balance of it in my hand..
April 17, 2013
still a disappointment
Every time I buy a True Writer, they disappoint me. They start out well, but after the 1st fill, theu skip, won't start, clog, etc. I've been using pens for over 15 years, so it's not user error. I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband, also a fountain pen collector & user. Same thing - great the 1st time out of the box, but now it won't start. skips, and is just a miserable experience.
The pen itself is gorgeous, and a nice size, nice quality as far as workmanship goes. But if a pen won't write, there is no point....
January 20, 2013
My First Best Fountain Pen
I've always admired the fountain pen, but I never could find one within my budget that really worked. Well, I decided that it was just time to put out the cash because you do get what you pay for. I fell in love with this wonderful pen when I saw it in the catalogue, and I love it more now having used it for two weeks. The fine nib was perfect, and so I have rehabbing myself from a bad car accident with this pen, and it's doing wonders! Never thought a fountain pen could help me with my occupational therapy. However, I will get a few more -- saves on messing around with ink cartridges.
July 10, 2012
Love fountain pens
I've always loved writing with fountain pens. Some time ago, my wife purchased an expensive pen (one of the top brands) which worked well for two or three years, then began to leak, a bad habit for a fountain pen. The pen I purchased from Levenger is just outstanding. I'm enjoying writing by hand again.
June 18, 2012