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Product Code TW-M7447770

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Product Code TW-M7447770

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The SWIPE is the newest model from TWSBI. It comes with three different filling mechanisms: a spring loaded piston converter, a traditional twist piston converter, and TWSBI proprietary ink cartridges. One of each is included! You can also fill the entire barrel with ink with an eyedropper.

This pen has a translucent smoke grey body and clear grip section so you can see your ink flowing, and has a push/snap cap. It is completed with a silver stainless steel nib.

The SWIPE uses the same #4 size nib as the TWSBI ECO and the TWSBI GO. It can also accept standard international ink cartridges.

Fountain Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks, Standard international short cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Converter, Eyedropper
Grip Material
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, 1.1mm Stub
Nib Color
Nib Material

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.


Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Diameter - Body
13mm (0.51in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
13.6mm (0.54in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15.4mm (0.61in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

126.7mm (4.99in)
Length - Cap
58.8mm (2.31in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

17.3mm (0.68in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
138.1mm (5.44in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

164.9mm (6.49in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

10g (0.35oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.21oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when filling the entire barrel of the pen via eyedropper.


Customer Reviews

Based on 51 reviews
Awesome Pen, Lousy Clip.

This is my first TWSBI and I don't usually write reviews, but this pen is awesome. I think it would be difficult to find a better pen for under $50. It writes very smooth and the nib was perfect out of the box. I haven't even had a chance to use the converters yet since the cartridge lasts so long. This pen sat for a week without use and the ink started flowing with out delay. The TWSBI ink does not smudge and dries quickly. I will be buying more TWSBI's in the future. My only knock on this pen is the clip and the reason for the 4 star review. It is almost usless as it is very tight and I am afraid I might break the cap trying to open it up a bit. I would remove the clip, but it stops the pen from rolling around. Worth every bit of the $26 I spent and then some.

A versatile pen

Although it is a cartridge/converter pen, the ink capacities of the plunger and the traditional converters are comparable to a lot of pistons (1.6 ml). And the pen itself is eyedropper convertible.

Frank L.
Clip is Achilles Heel

Two Swipes and two caps that cracked in a short period due to the clip. If I get another Swipe, I will remove the clip first. Otherwise a first rate pen.

Francis T.
The TWSBI pen I've been waiting for.

It's great for long writing sessions and the fact that I can use cartridges or converters with it is an added bonus. Furthermore, the nib can be swapped out. I've always wanted to try out a TWSBI but never took the plunge because I'm iffy on pens with only one method of filling. That was of course, until this beauty came along.

Cautiously optimistic

This is my first TWSBI, and also the first FP I have purchased from Goulet Pens. I got the Medium Nib because the fine nib on my Pilot Metropolitan was just too fine. Probably, I want something in between.Super fast flowing pen (for my writing style). I first used the spring converter, which was fun, with Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo. And then popped in the very large cartridge of black ink that it came with. I have to write super large to make my words legible.On the plus side, my handwriting has gotten better because I cannot scribble with this pen and get anything usable or readable. I plan to keep using it, but might have to get a finer nib.Value is high for all the options in ink filling. Quality feels kinda cheap to me, like a disposable pen, but then, this is also the first demonstrator I have ever owned.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.