True Writer Fountain Pen
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
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
True Writer? 5 Stars On All Counts!
I'd been searching for a well-made, beautifully crafted, richly colored, reasonably priced and smooth writing, modern fountain pen. The True Writer has exceeded ALL my expectations! I have bought other modern fountain pens but aesthetically they just didn't 'float my boat." The Kyoto True Writer is a gorgeous, many colored acrylic resin, which I can't take my eyes off. Most importantly, it writes buttery smooth, with a generous, wet, medium steel nib, which can be switched out with other offered Levenger True Writer nibs. The price is just right for the quality and these pens hold their value and are sought years after make date. I'm incredibly happy with my purchase and hope to add more True Writers in future. Great job Levenger! I'm sure to be a returning customer.
September 4, 2014
My First Levenger
This is the first Levenger pen I have owned and I must also confess that I am new to using fountain pens, but with that said - I love this pen. The weight and feel in my hand is exactly what I was looking for. The look of the pen is beautiful - stylish yet professional enough to use everyday in the office.
The ink flows freely from the nib, resulting in a great looking script.
My only (minor) complaint is that the cap is very difficult to screw on/off. It is a very tight fit and I'm hoping that over time this will resolve itself.
Overall a great pen well worth the investment.
August 28, 2014
...and the ideas flow
I don't write poetry like many of the reviewers of this pen, but I can say that the Kyoto inspires. It feels good in the hand and is a joy to write with. And like the ink, the ideas flow when I use this pen. I have other fountain pens, including the gorgeous Otto Hutt Guilloche, but this pen represents the best value of all cherished pens.
July 17, 2014
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
My New Kyoto
quite happy with my Kyoto (Fine Nib). Pen fits my XL to XXL size hand well - good weight and nice feel to it. Nib is slightly flexy. Also purchased med. nib, but have not tried it as yet. Fine leans toward Medium on this pen (or they gave me the wrong one - will check when install the medium). Much thicker than my Sailor 1911L fine point. Ink flow is terrific. Lots of great comments on the looks of this pen - more so than any other I own. Very happy with this purchase. Highly recommended. excellent pen - a steal for the money -- by the way loaded appropriate size picture and it would never load so hopefully you don't get this review 3 times.
July 12, 2014