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True Writer® Obsidian Fountain Pen

Price: $69.00 Now $59.00 Save 14%
Item: AP12720
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
This True Writer fountain pen offers a sleek writing experience
Our True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen is a rich, deep, solid black resin fountain pen that engraves beautifully and looks ever professional. As always, the True Writer is perfectly weighted and balanced for a comfortable writing experience. An exclusive Levenger design.
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.

  • Smooth, ultra-rich black resin
  • Chrome appointments
  • Smooth steel nib, precision-engineered and hand-polished in Germany
  • Takes a cartridge or converter (included)
  • Threaded cap
  • Nib is interchangeable with other standard-size Levenger and True Writer pens
  • Barrel has room to accommodate a spare cartridge
  • 5 1/2L x 5/8 diameter; 0.77 oz
  • We offer refills

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LevengerTrue Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

True Writer Obsidian - very good pen!

This is my first Levenger pen but it will not be my last. It is overall an excellent performer. There are no hard starts or skipping and it lays down an excellent line....Read complete review

This is my first Levenger pen but it will not be my last. It is overall an excellent performer. There are no hard starts or skipping and it lays down an excellent line. The fine nib is on the medium side. This is a very light pen - surprisingly light. That can be good or bad depending on one's preference. I find that when the ink is getting low, the pen writes drier and to restore a wetter line you have to prime the convertor. If you are not careful, you could land up with your fingers covered with ink! I would have preferred a little bit more heft. it is an exceptional performer I use almost every day.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Something I don't understand

I just got this pen. It writes smoothly. It's a nice size. It looks good. But the cap doesn't stay on the barrel when I write. I've never had a fountain pen...Read complete review

I just got this pen. It writes smoothly. It's a nice size. It looks good. But the cap doesn't stay on the barrel when I write. I've never had a fountain pen where the cap did not fit snugly on the barrel. It feels awkward, especially when I am not in a position to put the cap somewhere. Is this how it's meant to be? I keep looking down into the cap to see if there's something, like packing, that I'm supposed to remove, but there's nothing there. Besides, if there was something there, the pen wouldn't close - and it was closed when I received it. I think this makes the pen non-functional.

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5.0

Another fabulous pen

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from Casper, in

Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

I love the broad nib. It makes a fabulous statement with your black ink and makes every document easy to see.

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  • 65 - 74
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  • Male
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4.0

True Writer Obsidian - very good pen!

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from keyport, NJ

Site Member

Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

This is my first Levenger pen but it will not be my last. It is overall an excellent performer. There are no hard starts or skipping and it lays down an excellent line. The fine nib is on the medium side. This is a very light pen - surprisingly light. That can be good or bad depending on one's preference. I find that when the ink is getting low, the pen writes drier and to restore a wetter line you have to prime the convertor. If you are not careful, you could land up with your fingers covered with ink! I would have preferred a little bit more heft. it is an exceptional performer I use almost every day.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Male
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  • Social and Community Services
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2.0

Something I don't understand

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from NJ

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

I just got this pen. It writes smoothly. It's a nice size. It looks good. But the cap doesn't stay on the barrel when I write. I've never had a fountain pen where the cap did not fit snugly on the barrel. It feels awkward, especially when I am not in a position to put the cap somewhere. Is this how it's meant to be? I keep looking down into the cap to see if there's something, like packing, that I'm supposed to remove, but there's nothing there. Besides, if there was something there, the pen wouldn't close - and it was closed when I received it. I think this makes the pen non-functional.

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  • 65 - 74
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  • Female
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  • Retired
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5.0

First Fountain Pen

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from Denver, CO

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

I purchased this pen for my husband as he always wanted a fountain pen. He loves to write with this pen in his journal and it makes him more aware of his penmanship. I had his name engraved and it makes a very classy gift.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Business and Financial Operations
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5.0

Great Everyday Pen

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from Anchorage, AK

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

This is a classically styled, classically executed fountain pen. It's light weight and good balance - even when posted - make it a joy to write with. I never have dry starts or skips and the wetness that it exhibits with Levenger ink is very satisfying. The Fine Nib is consistent with other non-Japanese Fine Nibs in line breadth, and the nib provides good feedback without being scratchy. I'd very much recommend this pen to anyone getting into Fountain Pens. It's a workhorse.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Male
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  • Computer, IT or Statistical
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5.0

Good Purchase

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from Kansas City

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

With numerous fountain pens, this is my real everyday, simple pen. Not too fancy, but very stylish. Works well and I can count on it. Love Levenger! It i a little light. If you are looking for something with weight, look at some of the other ones here.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Male
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  • Executive/Management
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5.0

Passed Down

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from Lemoore, CA

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

My great grandfather gave me this pen four years ago, before two deployments to Afghanistan, and having two amazing children, he passed away shortly after. I didn't use it until two months ago until I started to journal for my organization and PTSD. The pen is amazing, it's made me want to work on my penmanship daily it's never scratchy or dry. Also my four year old son cannot wait until this pen is his, thank you for a quality product. I will be buying more.

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  • 25 - 34
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  • Male
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  • Government/Military
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5.0

Great value for the price

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from Atlanta, Georgia

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

Great pen to take with me on travels. Excellent for the price!

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  • 65 - 74
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  • Male
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  • Retired
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5.0

Excellent Fountain Pen Best Value

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from St. Louis

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

I have two other True Writers. they make excellent everyday and travel pens. The stainless steel nib provides effortless, no leak smooth writing. I have Mont Blancs, Parkers, Waterman, Pellican and Dunhill fountain and ball point pens. For price to value--this is a great pen, for a first fountain pen you just can't get a better value.

People who are not regular customers of Levenger must realize if the Levenger name is on it--literally or figuratively Levenger stands behind it. I find it hard to fathom that any customer would rate any of your products and service below a 5 star level!

  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Artist / Writer / Designer
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  • Everyday Home
 
4.0

Lovely first fountain pen!

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from NY

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Obsidian Fountain Pen:

This is my first fountain pen, and it does not disappoint. Very attractive design! Easy to write with and lovely ink! I can't wait to get a bottle of ink next!

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