Just inked up the TWSBI 1.1mm italic (stub) nib for the first time. Wow. I’m a big fan of italics, and this might be one of the best I’ve ever used. It’s incredibly smooth, wet flow, and it writes soft as if it was 18k gold (but it’s steel!). It even has some flex with some line variation, that doesn’t take a whole lot of effort. For $20, it is a no-brainer.
We sold out of ours at GouletPens.com hours after we got them in, and I saw that TWSBI on ebay and Amazon is out of them too, I’d be surprised if anyone has them left. The TWSBI italics are in short supply right now as they’re brand new and TWSBI totally underestimated the demand, but in a few weeks they should be coming to the US in higher numbers. I suspect once word starts to get out about how great these are, everyone will want one….at least ;)
Videos and more in depth reviews are forthcoming, this is just to wet your palate.