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
Item: AP12000
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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.

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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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
Poor quality control Pros: The Levenger Kyoto fountain pen is beautiful, nicely weighted and feels good in the hand. Unlike some reviewers, I found it to be very reliable with no skipping or drying out between long intervals of non-use. Cons: My only criticism is that the barrel and the section do not thread together smoothly. About halfway through the threading process, it jams; requiring some force to get it going again. I've heard that Levenger fountain pens should be avoided because of their quality control issues and my own experience confirms this (at least for myself.) I have twenty dollar fountain pens from China that are manufactured to a higher standard and work just as well. No way should a seventy-five dollar pen have such a defect in it. Still, I can overlook this minor issue and enjoy an otherwise nice fountain pen. May 16, 2013
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