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True Writer® Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen

Price: $89.00
Item: AP12380
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
A fountain pen with a square-cut nib
Give your handwriting that little something extra with this handsome stub nib fountain pen. A stub tip is cut straight across the top and is among the easiest fountain pen nibs to use since it has somewhat rounded edges and corners, creating a practically effortless and extra-smooth write.
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.
 
  • Medium nib made in Germany
  • Square-cut
  • Black marbled resin
  • Chrome nib and appointments
  • Takes a cartridge or converter (included)
  • All True Writer nibs are interchangeable
  • Barrel has room to accommodate a spare cartridge
  • 5 1/2L x 5/8 diameter
  • We offer refills

Corporate pricing available. Please call 800-357-9991

Read Steve's blog on what's behind the design of our True Writer stub nib. Click here

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Ink Refills:  Cartridges and other refills ship free  (bottled ink is $4)

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LevengerTrue Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen
 
3.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Pen...

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

response to CKcard

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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5.0

One of the

By 

from Ann Arbor

Verified Buyer

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 :)

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  • 25 - 34
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5.0

Love this pen!

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from Norfolk, VA

Site Member

Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

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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  • 55 - 64
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  • Female
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  • Computer, IT or Statistical
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4.0

Tips About the Tip

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from San Antonio, TX

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

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.

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  • 65 - 74
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  • Retired
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4.0

Niche nib

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from Washington, DC

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

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.

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  • 45 - 54
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  • Male
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4.0

Good Pen But Not Great

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from Roy, Utah

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

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.

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  • Male
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1.0

Terrible Nib

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain 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.

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  • 65 - 74
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4.0

Nice Pen...

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

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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2.0

No Difference from Regular Fine Nib

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from IL

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

Found no difference between signature nub & fine.

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  • 35 - 44
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  • Female
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4.0

Not quite as expected

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

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.

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3.0

True Writer Stub nib

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Comments about Levenger True Writer Signature Stub Nib Fountain Pen:

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.

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