Created to commemorate the silver anniversary of Levenger, this True Writer fountain pen is a study in metallic radiance, with the trademark design, weight and balance that have kept True Writer a much-loved writing brand.
Body Material: Brass & gunmetal finish
Length (capped): 5.4"
Length (uncapped nib-end): 4.9"
Length (posted): 6.0"
Barrel Diameter: 0.5"
Section Diameter: 0.4"
Nib material: Steel
Weight: 36g/1.3 oz
Fill type: Cartridge/converter
Where to buy: Levenger
True Writer Kyoto, and the L-Tech, this fountain pen was packaged in a cardboard sleeve, with a green Levenger box inside. The hard Levenger box opens up to reveal a felt bed with the pen held down by a soft strap, along with a cartridge and a converter. I like that both are included - something I would hope for and expect at this price point, but I also appreciate that Levenger provides both nevertheless. The box is nice but I do not keep Levenger packaging due to limited space. Standards are high!
True Writer Silver Anniversary fountain pen is shiny and very pretty. This is a good sized pen. The cap has a chrome dome at the end and a chrome clip. The clip is simple and tasteful. The center bend is also chrome and has Levenger/True Writer written on it in elegant fonts. The barrel pattern matches the cap - the gunmetal finish etched with an undulating pattern - and is contrasted by a small black plastic section. The end of the barrel has a rounded chrome dome to match the cap.
Capped, the pen has a very sleek and attractive appearance. Uncapped, the black section provides nice contrast to the gunmetal body. This is not a bad looking pen at all.
The nib, like all Levenger nibs, is fairly simple in appearance and I think it's nice. This nib required no adjustment prior to use. Something to note is within the box, there was a fountain pen care card that suggest flushing the pen before inking. I decided to listen to their suggestion in order to make the review fair.
As this pen has a brass body, it's not a very light pen. For me, it's comfortable to write with unposted and it has good weight and balance that way. Once posted, it becomes quite top heavy for my hand. A larger hand would probably not have an issue with this.The section is quite small but the threads are smooth so even if you hold your pen a little higher, the threads won't bother you (unless you have a death grip, which you shouldn't need with a fountain pen!).
- Very attractive finish.
- Solid pen.
- Posts securely.
- Very comfortable to hold and write with unposted.
- Exchangeable nib unit.
None. I'm a big fan of this pen.
This True Writer is quite attractive with its gorgeous gunmetal finish, and it has a great feel and weight to it. It performed very well in all my writing samples and in daily use. I am most pleased with it. This is my third Levenger pen (see also the L-Tech and the True Writer Kyoto). I have heard of others having nib issues but this is three for three now - no issues here. And Levenger has some pretty awesome customer service. Highly recommended.