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I like this True Writer, but feel it is different enough from the description to mention it in a review. The finish on the pen I got is not as opalescent and gleaming as...Read complete review
I like this True Writer, but feel it is different enough from the description to mention it in a review. The finish on the pen I got is not as opalescent and gleaming as my other True Writers, and certainly not like the finish of the Kyoto or Sea Glass styles. This one is more understated, black and charcoal with a low-level glimmer in some of the mosaic chips. It's businesslike and beautiful but not as expected from the pictures. The nib on this is more of a fine stub than a medium. If anyone is familiar with the Esterbrook 2314-F, this nib creates about the same line, if a little less dramatic of an effect. In my opinion, this nib is overpriced for what it is, but I certainly can tell the difference between the stub and fine True Writer nibs, where others couldn't. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Hi - I had the same experience and disappointment as you that the cap did not fully screw in. My pen arrived tonight and it's too early for me to fully review the pen...Read complete review
Hi - I had the same experience and disappointment as you that the cap did not fully screw in. My pen arrived tonight and it's too early for me to fully review the pen -- my first feeling was disappointment because, even though not cheap at $89, it felt cheaply made.CKcard -- I resolved the issue of the cap not closing 100% by holding the nib, which was loose when I used the bottle ink cartridge, and by twisting the body of the fountain pen, it sealed -- then, when I put on the cap and twisted it close -- wahlah ?sp. it sealed properly. No more gap. I didn't like that gap at all.So, that issue has been resolved, at least for me. Try it and see if it works for you as well.I need to try out the pen for a couple of days before I make a final ealuation on it -- will post again later. Take care, slyone
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from Ann Arbor
Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:
This is a wonderful pen! Levenger nibs have been THE BEST out of the box nibs I've used so far < period> They just work! I have 5 Levenger pens (2 True Writers, 2 facets and one Select) and each of them have been spectacular. This signature stub pen was my first Levenger pen and I'm hooked. I think I will always buy a Levenger fountain pen when I need a reliable, good looking, classic pen that will not break the bank. If I'm in the mood to be adventurous and spend too much money, I'll probably look to the Germans, Italians and the Japanese. Honestly, the disappointment is a lot more when an expensive pen doesn't work well; Then you have to go through the trouble of sending it back to the manufacturer which could take weeks and even months. Also, gold nibs =/= always good nibs. Levenger's steel nibs beat some of my gold nibs by miles! I always have at least one Levenger pen in my carry case every day.If anyone at Levenger is reading this and can give me an additional discounts on the Select fountain pen, I'm waiting to add one more to my collection :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this pen!
from Norfolk, VA
Having been a calligrapher for a long time, I was interested in a fountain pen that would give me the thick and thin variation in line, yet be very smooth and easy to write with everyday. This pen fits the need perfectly.One thing that is true of this pen is that you need to know how to hold the nib on the paper correctly to get ink flow and smooth writing-similar to an italic nib.
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from San Antonio, TX
This tip is terrific for people who print more than they use cursive writing. It is bold and requires a firm hand. If you write with a light hand, the downward strokes sometimes don't show up.
from Washington, DC
If you are a regular fountain pen user, you have a couple of these niche nibs in your collection. It is not a true caligraphy nib but it does give your writing a bit of character. Useful for signing cards and cheques. It is too big for my normal use (I use a fine regularly) but those that use a broader nib may find it works for them for daily use. It does have a higher ink flow than a standard "round" nib and you will find you need to fill it more frequently. It is a light pen and medium girth overall.
Good Pen But Not Great
from Roy, Utah
This is the second True Writer pen that I have purchased. I have been very happy with the first. The sales description lead me to believe that the pen nib was cut to facilitate a more expressive writing style. However, perhaps due to the narrow width nib, advertised as a medium point but really more of a fine point, The "style" was difficult to achieve. Other than that a good pen.
Unless you are able to fine tune your own nibs, do not buy this pen. Out of the box, It was extremely difficult to get the ink flowing. I had ink in the combs and even on the feed body but it wouldn't flow to the nib.The nib is extremely scratchy and almost impossible to use on an upstroke. It actually wants to dig into the paper. It acts more like a crisp italic nib than a stub.Levenger should revamp the design before selling anymore of these pens.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We appreciate your review of our True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen. We apologize that it was not what you expected. Your concerns about the nib have been forwarded to our product development team for review. Customer satisfaction is our #1 Priority, and we offer a 100% guarantee. Please contact our customer service center at 1-800-667-8034 to discuss a resolution.
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No Difference from Regular Fine Nib
Found no difference between signature nub & fine.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. I am sorry that our True Writer Stub Nib did not work out for you. I will pass your comments along to our Product Development and Design Team. I will call you personally so we can discuss this further.
Not quite as expected
From the write-up I expected the snub nib to be somewhere between a regular pen and a calligraphy pen. What I received writes just like a regular fountain pen with no more expression. I could have saved money burying a regular nib. That said, I am pleased with how smoothly it writes.
True Writer Stub nib
Just received my stub nib as well as the True Writer seaglass fountain pen. I found the nib to be very scratchy and not smooth at all. Its too bad, I wouldn't have purchased the pen from the outlet store if I knew that the nib would be so poor. Now I can't return the pen and I am stuck with a nib I don't like.
Merchant response: Thank you for the review of your True Writer Signature Stub. I understand your concern with the nib being very scratchy and not smooth. Your comments were forwarded to our Product and Design Team for further review. I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. Our customers are more than welcome to return any item they are not satisfied with; it's a part of our 100% guarantee! Although these characteristics are not normal for this product we can still make this right for you. We can either replace the nib you have for another that will be tested to ensure quality or we can discuss some other options.
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