Monday, January 20, 2014

Writing with the TWSBI Classic Fountain Pen

The TWSBI Classic is the newest model to the TWSBI line to date, January 2014. If you're not familiar with the pen, check out my full review here, see how it compares to the TWSBI 580 and TWSBI Mini here, as well as my video showing how to fill it here.

It's offered in an extra-fine, fine, medium, and broad as well as a 1.1mm stub. The TWSBI nibs are a western style and write similar to some other brands you may know like Lamy, Pelikan, and Monteverde. If you want to compare individual writing samples of the TWSBI Classic to other pens, be sure to check out the Nib Nook, a tool I've put together where I personally have written with all the pen/nib combos I carry in my store.

This video features how to quickly ink up the piston-filling pen and what you can expect from each of the nibs. Some highlights are:

  • Comparison to TWSBI 580 and Mini (0:24)
  • Writing samples (0:58)
  • Filling and writing with the Classic (2:10)
  • Writing comparison between TWSBI Classic EF and Lamy Al-Star EF (4:09)

The Classic appears to have nibs identical to the TWSBI Mini, so you can expect their performance to be identical. Unfortunately nibs won't swap between those two models, though, and the Classic doesn't offer any separate nib units apart from their pens as of this post. Despite that, I still really like the Classic. The nibs are smooth, flow well, and feel better to me than my Lamy EF nib does.

So what do you think of the TWSBI Classic? I'm curious to hear, just post in the comments below!

Write On,
Brian Goulet

1 comment:

  1. I love, love, love my classic! I think the pen hits a great sweet spot. It't not as big as the TWSBI and not as tiny as the mini. What I also like about the pen that I don't see discussed much is the way the pen doesn't roll off the desk. The pen has solid sides, if that makes sense, that makes the pen stay right where you place it. I don't post pens so they often move from where I left them. This is a great pen.


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