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True Writer® Select Fountain Pen

Price: $159.00 Now $119.00 Save 25%
Item: AP12610
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The ultimate True Writer fountain pen
Painstakingly crafted and precision-engineered for high performance, the True Writer Select is designed to be your stalwart daily writing companion. Obsessing over the details to create the ultimate Levenger True Writer fountain pen, our design team spent more than a year to perfect the size, weight and feel of the Select’s large and robust barrel, and to choose its unique resin, finishes and appointments. The handcrafted nib is exclusive to and expressly for the Select only. The Select fountain pen is impressively housed in a monogrammable solid wood gift box to treasure and keep.
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. The Select takes our trusty True Writer design to a new level of writing comfort and beauty with a slightly more robust barrel, enhanced by upgraded new finishes, appointments and details.
  • Robust yet lightweight resin barrel in Macchiato, Stormy Weather or Mediterranean
  • Chrome and gunmetal appointments
  • Threaded cap posts securely on the barrel
  • Includes a cartridge and converter
  • Stainless steel fountain pen nib handcrafted in Germany
  • Impressive wood presentation box can be personalized
  • Interchangeable nibs also available separately
  • We offer fountain pen refills
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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LevengerTrue Writer® Select Fountain Pen
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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88%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleasant surprise

I own, and use, several of the True Writer pens, and find them totally satisfactory. I took advantage of a Holiday sale to buy my first TW Select, in Macchiato. The package...Read complete review

I own, and use, several of the True Writer pens, and find them totally satisfactory. I took advantage of a Holiday sale to buy my first TW Select, in Macchiato. The package arrived, and I was initially surprised at the size and weight of the pen box. When I opened it, and found the wooden box, which was in the description, my first thought was: "this is nicer than I was expecting. On opening it, I was presented with a larger, heavier pen, with what I can only describe as a distinguished appearance.
This is a lovely pen. It's heavy, but very well balanced in the hand, even when posted, fitting nicely into the groove of my thumb. Mine has a very fine engraved Levenger name on the cap band. The overall first opinion is excellent. I like the thick walled resin barrel, and the metal on metal between the system and barrel. The pen has a substantial feel, and writes a lovely fine line, with the selected "F" nib. I had found other TW pens in "F" that wrote much closer to a "M". I use a converter with bottled ink almost exclusively, and I chose Levenger Empyrean ink for my first loading. The flow was excellent, and the pen easily wrote at some speed, with no skip or scratching. Very smooth, better than what I expect on my other TW pens, and I find those to my liking. This specimen, at least, is of much better quality. It's not a $600 pen, but I find myself wondering why I would need anything more than what I have already found for much less. There is nothing that shouts "bargain brand" about this pen. It does not have a gold nib, but the steel nib performs as well as any pen I've ever used.
I expect this pen to last beyond me, and to give pleasure to that user as well. This is a classic, in my eyes. Thanks, Levenger, for you attention to design, and care in manufacturing. As the saying goes, "you did good".

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bought two and one is great! Other one - isn't

It's very hard to review this pen because I bought two of them - identical except for the color. I bought the great one first (or I wouldn't have bought a second one)....Read complete review

It's very hard to review this pen because I bought two of them - identical except for the color. I bought the great one first (or I wouldn't have bought a second one). The second one has never worked right since I got it and I've tried everything. I've never returned anything to Levenger that was faulty but this is going to have to go back, I guess.

So, give it a try - and I hope you get a great one like the first one I bought!

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5.0

Great pen but slightly overpriced

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from Ann Arbor, MI

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

This is a beautiful pen. It is large and the material used is stunning, as far as I am concerned. The material, workmanship and quality is far better than some of the pens in this price range and maybe even better than some of the more expensive pens as well. The design is classic which I appreciate a lot.

The nib writes amazingly smooth as with any of the Levenger pens I have used (this is my third Levenger fountain pen). The broad nib, however, writes more like a wider medium which works perfectly well for me. A huge kudos to Levenger for making such and amazing pen.

I am extremely satisfied with this purchase but would it could have been a bit cheaper.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 25 - 34
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Computer, IT or Statistical
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

Start making a collection of The True Writer Select.

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from San Jose CA

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

Thanks to the Levenger legacy in customer service my True Writer Select was delivered on time. The Mediterranean color lives up to the nakedness of the ocean blue. The fine nib properly flows, metering hat smooth and graceful Palmer Style Penmanship to profit from the De la Salle Brothers Education.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Architecture, Engineering, Science
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleasant surprise

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from Spencer, MA

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

I own, and use, several of the True Writer pens, and find them totally satisfactory. I took advantage of a Holiday sale to buy my first TW Select, in Macchiato. The package arrived, and I was initially surprised at the size and weight of the pen box. When I opened it, and found the wooden box, which was in the description, my first thought was: "this is nicer than I was expecting. On opening it, I was presented with a larger, heavier pen, with what I can only describe as a distinguished appearance.
This is a lovely pen. It's heavy, but very well balanced in the hand, even when posted, fitting nicely into the groove of my thumb. Mine has a very fine engraved Levenger name on the cap band. The overall first opinion is excellent. I like the thick walled resin barrel, and the metal on metal between the system and barrel. The pen has a substantial feel, and writes a lovely fine line, with the selected "F" nib. I had found other TW pens in "F" that wrote much closer to a "M". I use a converter with bottled ink almost exclusively, and I chose Levenger Empyrean ink for my first loading. The flow was excellent, and the pen easily wrote at some speed, with no skip or scratching. Very smooth, better than what I expect on my other TW pens, and I find those to my liking. This specimen, at least, is of much better quality. It's not a $600 pen, but I find myself wondering why I would need anything more than what I have already found for much less. There is nothing that shouts "bargain brand" about this pen. It does not have a gold nib, but the steel nib performs as well as any pen I've ever used.
I expect this pen to last beyond me, and to give pleasure to that user as well. This is a classic, in my eyes. Thanks, Levenger, for you attention to design, and care in manufacturing. As the saying goes, "you did good".

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 75+
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Occupation:
  • Legal
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  • Everyday Home
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A wonderful writing instrument

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from La Crosse, WI

Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

Haven't used a fountain pen in a few years and I'd forgotten how wonderful it is to have the pen glide across the page with an even ink flow. This pen has substance and style. It's hefty but not uncomfortable in my hand. I found the medium nib to be too wide and am waiting for the fine point nib that I ordered to replace it. I spend too much time on a keyboard and not enough with pen and paper. This pen should help change that.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Age:
  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Education
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  • Everyday Home
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The barrel is too wide and I would prefer the engraving...

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from Columbus,Ohio

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

The barrel is too wide and I would prefer the engraving on the barrel rather than on the cap

  • Gender:
  • Female
  • Occupation:
  • Marketing/Sales
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  • Everyday Work

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bought two and one is great! Other one - isn't

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from Reno, NV

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

It's very hard to review this pen because I bought two of them - identical except for the color. I bought the great one first (or I wouldn't have bought a second one). The second one has never worked right since I got it and I've tried everything. I've never returned anything to Levenger that was faulty but this is going to have to go back, I guess.

So, give it a try - and I hope you get a great one like the first one I bought!

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Executive/Management
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Enhances writing experience

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from Fair oaks, California

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

I'm relatively new to the world of non disposable fountain pens so I can only rate this against another wonderful Levenger fountain pen, the True WriterElement, which I enjoy using for the smooth action and weight. This pen is a bit lighter and that isn't a problem. it is comfortable in my medium size hand and it remains balanced when posted but I prefer not to for fear of scratching the beautiful resin wyith the screw on threads. My first impression however was dampened by the scratchy fine nib but a call to Levenger to ask what I might be doing wrong led to the immediate replacement of the nib and what a pleasure this new nib is to write with, very easy flow of the ink and not too much to ever well up. it makes me look for things I can write. I have read a few other reviews about the scratchy nib working out but I suggest a call to Levenger for a replacement nib. The customer service here is truly wonderful.

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  • 55 - 64
  • Gender:
  • Female
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  • Social and Community Services
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5.0

Beautiful writing instrument

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from Lincoln, RI

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

I own several fountain pens from inexpensive to some of the most expensive and this one is a favorite. The barrel is light, but has a nice feel in your hand when writing with it. The nib is much more elegant than the classic true writer series and creates a much nicer line in fine point than the fine nibs in classic True Writers, which tend to create more of a medium line. The craftsmanship and style are beautiful and it is a pleasure to write with, especially on Levenger paper. The only negative comment is that in all of the pictures, both website and catalogs, the macchiato is a darker resin with richer browns in it. The one I received had many lighter tones in the resin and was a little disappointing. Nonetheless, I would recommend this writing instrument.

  • Age:
  • 35 - 44
  • Gender:
  • Male
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  • Business and Financial Operations
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  • Everyday Work
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5.0

Fine Writing Instrument

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from Orlando Florida areas

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

Word-of-Mouth is a great way to select a product to purchase when there are many good options, and that is what made me choose the Levenger True Writer Select fountain pen with a fine nib. While style is very important when choosing a fine writing instrument (and this pen certainly has style), the true measure of a quality pen is the way in which it writes, and this pen excels as a fine writing instrument. Among the number of fountain pens I own, this as come to be my favorite.

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  • 55 - 64
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  • Male
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  • Business and Financial Operations
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  • Everyday Work
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Revised review of the True Writer Select

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from Washington, DC

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Comments about Levenger True Writer® Select Fountain Pen:

I originally posted a fairly negative review of the True Writer Select fountain pen last month which now seems to have been deleted--I shall just say that, while I did find things to like about the pen (namely, the fact that the "fine" nib was TRULY "fine" (I got a "Stormy Weather" pen with said "fine" nib), rather than the "medium" line that the regular True Writers' "fine" nibs tend to produce), the fact that the grip section kept unscrewing itself from the barrel as I was writing with the pen caused me to say that that would be a "deal-breaker" if I were to recommend the pen to someone else, and as such I could not do so. (And yes, I did make sure that the grip section was firmly screwed into the barrel section before I started writing!)

I recently got another True Writer Select in the same finish and nib size, which I have been writing with for the past couple of weeks now, and I am happy to report that the aforementioned issue with the grip coming unscrewed from the barrel while writing has not occurred with my new pen, so I think that this must have been an isolated issue.

Otherwise, the writing experience I've had with my current pen is the same as with the first one--the "fine" nib writes a truly fine line, and as far as I am concerned, the finer the line, the better as I have very small handwriting. The nib, however,needed a (very) short "breaking-in" period, as it was a little scratchy at first, but this problem resolved itself as I continued to write with it. I personally have not had any of the issues with skipping and hard starts that some other customers have experienced, but then that could be "the luck of the draw," as they say--especially considering the other issues I'd had with the other pen.

A couple of words about the engraving: First of all, I do not feel that the engraving on my "Stormy Weather" pen "cheapens the look of the pen," as another customer reviewer commented--in fact, I quite like the silver color of it against the swirled gray-and-white of the cap. However, the fact that the engraving IS so light in color makes it rather difficult to see unless you have a fairly strong light source. The same problem of the engraving being hard to see also occurs with the box, as the engraving there is the same color as the dark wood of the box (i. e., it isn't filled in--or at least not with a contrasting color). Otherwise, the engraving is rather good and adds a nice touch to the box (and the pen as well).

In short, I would now recommend this pen to others, if only for the fact that Levenger truly DOES "stand behind their products" and will try to "make it right" if you have issues! But I would not recommend that you pay full price for it, but rather wait for a sale, as for the stated list price, you can buy other pens that are just as good and write just as well, if not better.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Female
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