TWSBI's belief is that it is important to allow the user to disassemble and reassemble the pen and completely experience the traditional aspects of owning and using a fountain pen. These pens also come packaged with a wrench and silicone grease. Neither of these accessories are intended to be used immediately, as they are for long-term care and maintenance. Additionally, please use extra care if you choose to disassemble the nib and feed, as the feed is very fragile.
Warning: this pen should not be cleaned with any form of alcohol or acetone, or it will break down the plastic used in the pen.
- 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 Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- 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
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- 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
- 13.0mm (0.51in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 12.0mm (0.47in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 15.0mm (0.59in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 10.0mm (0.39in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 126.0mm (4.96in)
- Length - Cap
- 60.0mm (2.36in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 19.0mm (0.75in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 137.0mm (5.39in)
- 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.
- 163.0mm (6.42in)
- Weight - Body
- 16.0g (0.56oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 8.0g (0.28oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 24.0g (0.85oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.