True Writer Nib
I purchased this "refurbished" from the Levenger Outlet. I have a suspicion that there was nothing really wrong with it, only that the person buying found the line too broad. I'm quite the opposite: I've found that my Levenger Fine nib is too fine and plain looking for most purposes. I do use it, but it's not my fave. My favorite is the stub nib, but that's hard to find. I settled for a Medium nib while I'm waiting.
Fountain pen nibs give you narrower vertical strokes and wider horizontal strokes. That's the point. It makes your writing more curvaceous. Personally, I like my writting to be less Twiggy and more Jane Russell, but to each their own. If you're looking for a super-skinny line, you might want to invest in a vintage Isograph.
Maybe Levenger could produce a line of updated Isograph-type pens for those skinny line lovers out there? Just a thought.
March 22, 2014
Very Good Purchase
Love this item, but very disappointed in the true writer pen. I purchased 4 of the true write fountain pens and each one there was problem with the Nib. I called and was told I would be hearing from someone at Levengers, never heard from anyone. I decided to purchase the Nib and am very satisfied with it because I can now use my true writer fountain pen, but I am not purchasing 3 more for each of the other pens.
March 8, 2014
Nice, smooth writing pen
This broad nib writes very smoothly and is easy to install. With the discount, It was a really great buy.
December 14, 2013
Switched to Fine Tip
Last year I purchased a True Writer fountain pen, as my first pen since graduating college 15 years ago. I used it for my everyday pen for grading papers (I'm a middle school teacher) and I loved it. The feel of the pen in my hand, the scratch of the pen on the paper, the flow of the ink on the paper... all of it.
I did notice that at times the lines seemed a bit thick and sometimes dragged from letter to letter. I just ordered a Fine Tip nib and it made all the difference. The letters look about the same, but there is less drag and the overall appearance is a lot neater. I plan on using this nib until... well as long as I can. I see no reason to look elsewhere.
June 17, 2013
High Quality Nib, But Not the Fine Line I Expected
I have two True Writer Bright Write fountain pens, both of which I bought with medium nibs. I decided that I'd like to exchange the nibs for fines, simply because the broadness of the lines with the medium nibs was making my messy and cramped class notes (I'm a grad student) a little bit too difficult to read (they're GREAT for other types of writing in which I have more time and space to make my writing pretty, though).
The nibs shipped very quickly after I ordered them, and were very easy to install into my pens. They produce clean lines and write very smoothly. However, the lines they produce are no more narrow than those produced by my medium nibs. I was highly disappointed by this, as I hoped that my investment in these new nibs (they were almost as expensive as the pens, which I got on sale) would be worth the improved note-taking experience. I was especially disappointed that these nibs wrote so broadly because I had bought another True Writer pen with a fine nib (it's gold plated--it looks like a different model than these nibs) on Levenger Ebay and it writes with a very excellent, very fine line.
I am going to keep the nibs, as I plan on using the pens for years to come and it will be nice to have extra nibs on hand in case one ever gets damaged, but I wish I wouldn't have spent the money on two new and, as it turns out, unnecessary, nibs.
April 9, 2013
it needs to be primed every time
I thought my original true writer nib had been damaged because the ink would not flow through it - I buy a "fine" replacement, and the same issue happens with it. I have to rinse the nib out every time I want to use it - I set it down for more than 10 minutes, I can't the get ink flow started again
February 23, 2012
Love Levenger ...but
Ordered the True Writer Ultra Violet Fountain pen with medium nib. As others have said Levenger nibs run large and the medium should be called broad I finally order the fine nib to replace the broad on my beautiful Ultra Violet pen.Received it yesterday and am so sad. The fine nib wrote broader that the medium. I noticed the point was split and ink came out of it very fast. Don't know if I should reorder or not. Make sure you order what you want and don't have to reorder.
February 18, 2012
Fine pen, needs extra-fine nib!
The Levenger fountain pens are both beautiful and functional. However, as mentioned by other reviewers, what is billed as a "fine" nib gives a "medium" appearance. PLEASE come out with an EXTRA-FINE nib!
October 4, 2010
...as stated below, the Fine point nib needs to be seen as more of a medium point. Levenger should make an Extra Fine point. I do like the ability to switch out nibs-this adds to the pen's versatlilty.
June 5, 2010
Better than what came with pen ( I bought referb pen from Levenger ebay). However I want to make buyers aware that these nibs from levenger are different from what you may find in market. Levenger Fine is more like medium size in market. My observation comes from 2 different truewriter nibs. If I am wrong then Levenger has quality problem.
April 9, 2010