I’ve owned this pen for a few years. I purchased the TWSBI Classic as a “Baystate Blue” pen. I’ve since replaced it with another pen, but it did occur to me that I have not reviewed it. I’ll upload pictures later: it turns out I don’t have any photos of this pen, so I’ll need
I was not impressed with the TWSBI 580. It skipped too much. However, I had no such trouble with the same pen only with an aluminum grip and aluminum piston. This is a very wet writer, nicely weighted, attractively colored, and a demonstrator to boot.
The TWSBI Mini was purchased after a former student showed me one that he owned. It is a nice, sturdy pocket pen with a piston fill mechanism. If I had it to do over, I would have purchased a fine or medium nib rather than the stub. Also, Omas Grey ink is really pale.
I try to revise my opinion on the TWSBI 580. However, after filming this review, it started skipping yet again.
I review the TWSBI 580 (B) which is the successor to my very cracked TWSBI 540. Mostly it is an improvement over the older model. However, I was underwhelmed by the nib. I liked it on another 580, so I think I got a bad one. Just too much skipping, even after lots of cleaning.
Although the TWSBI 540 is no longer made, it was a contemporary pen at the time of this filming. TWSBI is an interesting brand that tries to put the features fountain pen users like into all their pens. This pen came in an attractive blue color and was my Baystate Blue pen for a long
The TWSBI Vac 700 is a fun vacuum filling pen. It is a larger pen with smooth if unexciting writing. In this video I demonstrate three ways to fill it: Filling the traditional way which results in only a partial fill. Filling it by turning the pen upside down, pumping out the air, and completing