True Writer Sea Glass Fountain Pen
One sunny summer day
As I sailed far from home
A mermaid brought a gift to me
Borne shining from the foam
I asked her how she dared to part
With such a precious gem
She told me it was meant to soothe
The troubled hearts of men
“When sorrow washes over you
Just pen a line or three -
Your muse will be a fountain
All your worries lost at sea.”
April 16, 2010
A great pen
Received the pen as a Christmas gift. Did read other reviews about the fine nib not being fine. I found that the nib is just right. I really think this is a great pen and have enjoyed using it.
January 7, 2012
A lovely pen
I just recently rediscovered the pleasure of handwriting with a fountain pen, something I have not done since childhood. The Sea Glass True Writer is my second fountain pen, my first was the Kaweco Sport fountain pen.
The Sea Glass True Writer is a lovely pen. I enjoy the weight and balance in the hand, it is very comfortable to hold and use. Visually it is gorgeous, a durable work of art.
The only reason I did not rate it a five is that the nib as ordered was "fine" (which was what I received) and yet I find it quite broad. I write fairly small, and this nib laid down a fair amount of ink in a wetter wider swath than I expected.
By comparison, I also surprisingly find it mildly scratchy on the page compared to the little Kaweco Sport. I suspect an extra fine nib in the True Writer would suit me better.
I also wish one could purchase a single nib rather than having to buy a whole set of four. Perhaps you could advise me as to the stub nib, and whether that may be more suitable for my needs.
In any case, the True Writer line is beautiful and quite collectible. Address the nib issue and you will have yet another loyal follower.
December 24, 2011
I love this pen, I love the weight, the way the nib and ink flow so smoothly across the paper. I just can't believe this is a "fine" nib. I'll keep mine, but I'll be returning my husband's without even giving it to him, since his writing is very small and I know he'll be disappointed in the size of the nib.
December 14, 2011
More beautiful than photos can show. Dreamily translucent. I also bought the matching ball pen because I enjoy the Levenger quality. I like to keep them where I can see them.
September 10, 2011
Great Anniversary Gift
So happy I purchased this pen for my husband. Like all his Levenger pens, he love this one too. It's a beautiful pen, he loves how it writes, and he uses it throughout his day. Levenger made my gift giving easy.
September 3, 2011
Excellent, but ...
This pen is beautiful, incredibly smooth, flows wonderfully. My only quibble, I share with a number of other reviewers: The fine nib is not all that fine. In fact, if this is what's considered fine, I'd hate to think how the medium writes! If you guys could come up with an extra-fine nib that performs this well, I'd give five stars in all five categories, instead of in four of the five. Keep up the great work.
June 18, 2011
GREAT pen for the price
I have had a life long love of fountain pens. My Mom knew of my passion for them and got me a few as "special" gifts. Not super fancy, but ones she could afford. I found myself craving a new pen. In my job, I'm on a computer 10 hours a day. I missed the pure joy of writing with a fountain pen. As soon as I took this out of the box and wrote my first word, I was hooked. So much so that I got online and ordered the Cafe Au Lait fountain pen. The balance/weight is perfect, the ink flow smooth. My only reason for one 4 star is my wish that the barrel was just a bit thinner. But, overall, I LOVE this pen.
June 13, 2011
Love the pen
I love fountain pens because they are elegant and remind me of a slower, more personal time period. The Sea Glass is my favorite, though I also own two True Writers and a Roller Ball from Levenger.
The one thing I would like to see is the opportunity to order these pens with your choice of nib. I ordered a fine nib and much prefer the finer lines. I don't think a person should have to pay an additional amount for a different nib when purchasing the pens. Hope you will offer that option in the future!
Also love the ink!
April 22, 2011
another great pen
This is a very comfortable pen. The nib writes smooth and the shape of the pen allows for lengthy letter writing. I love it.
March 24, 2011