TW Select Fountain Pen
Like another recent reviewer, I am not happy with this pen. The pen does not write fluidly so that I have to press extra hard for a fluid line, which defeats the purpose of writing with a fountain pen. I had the pen engraved, and the engraving actually cheapens the look of the pen (I bought the Stormy Weather, perhaps it looks OK on other colors). I also bought a True Writer ballpoint pen for a much lower price and love that pen. I would recommend that over this rather pricy pen.
December 12, 2014
Not Happy At All
I love fountain pens, but not this one. The barrel is too fat for my liking and it's heavy. The medium nib writes a fine line. The nib also skips, does not write a smooth line. I would send it back, but alas, I had my pen initialed.
December 6, 2014
Big, great pen!
I collect fountain pens and have many. This pen is on par with some that are much more expensive. I ordered the Mediterranean Blue and the color is beautiful. It writes well with not skipping. The only caution I would give is this is a large pen. Having said that, it is well balanced, it just takes a little getting use to. Simply put, it is a great pen at a great price.
November 27, 2014
This pen is a great pen and has become my favorite pen out of my collection. I got the Mediterranean blue and the color is absolutely beautiful. I have received many compliments so far. The functionality of the pen is smooth and consistent. You won't find better quality for the price.
August 28, 2014
Well Crafted Writing Instrument
Superior pen with a masculine appearance. The larger than average barrel is perfectly weighted for elegant pen strokes. The fine point delivers a steady flow of ink which supports detailed notes while being more than adequate for a bold signature impression.on documents. The attention to detail on the Select rivals pens more than twice the price.
August 14, 2014
Beautiful Writing Tool
I've always wanted a fountain pen and my husband bought this for me in Stormy Weather as a gift. Beautiful design, balanced and great function. I have small hands but can still write with this instrument comfortably, though I have to get used to how to hold it for writing.
July 3, 2014
I've purchased several fountain pens from Levenger. The Select is by far the best.
It's has a beefy feeling in my hand and may be a bit heavy, so it may not be appropriate for people with smaller hands.
The writing experience with this pen, however, is simply fantastic. It's smooth and effortless. It's way better than my other fountain pens, including Waterford Kilbarry and Sailor 1911, two pens in the same price range sold by Levenger. Nowadays this is the only writing instrument that I use.
July 3, 2014
This pen is just plan beautiful. I love the way it looks and feels. Of course, it writes well too. I expected the blue color to be a bit darker than what I received, but it is a wonderful pen none the less.
May 29, 2014
A Gem of a Pen
I have been collecting Fountain Pens for del over 25 years now and have accumulated quite a collection. I enjoy writing with each and every one of them on a regular basis to keep the Art of Writing flourishing. This True Writer select joins a group of other Levenger Fountain pens and stands out to catch the eye of many associates and friends. It is exceptionally functional and has a very comfortable heft and girth thus not leading to joint or extremity discomfort
It is indeed a pleasure to write with and a joy to look at
May 28, 2014
A Good Pen
I'll start with the good:
The nib on this pen is great. I ordered the fine and it is juicy. It lays down a smooth consistent line and starts up every time I pick it up.
The design of the pen is good too. The pen is well balanced in the hand and it is really comfortable to write with.
Now the bad:
I had read how great the resins of Levenger pens were. I was not overly impressed by the macchiato finish. I thought I would be blown away, but I have to say that I just thought it was nice. This is not to say that the pen is not attractive, but that I had higher expectations based upon the description and pictures online.
I also have a crooked clip on my cap. I did not think that this would appear on a pen whose makers were "obsessing over the details." It is not enough for me to be upset (it makes it unique), but for some, it might be an issue.
Overall, I really enjoy this pen. I have no doubt that when I pick it up it will write, and that is the most important part of a pen - it must write, and it must write well. It is really a joy to write with.
May 22, 2014