on saleTWSBI SWIPE Fountain Pen - Ice Blue

Product Code TW-M7449160

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on saleTWSBI SWIPE Fountain Pen - Ice Blue

Product Code TW-M7449160

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$26.99
Color:
Ice Blue
Nib Guide

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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 turquoise blue body and cap, a 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.

Condition
New
Brand
TWSBI
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Turquoise
Demonstrator

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

Yes
Body Material
Resin
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).

Snap-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, Proprietary TWSBI ink 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
Resin
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1mm Stub
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

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

Yes
Retractable

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

No
Trim
Silver
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.

9.0mm
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)
15.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

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

1.46ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

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

1.65ml
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.

5.64ml

Customer Reviews

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Martha C.
Newest TWSBI

I got the Swipe with a 1.1 stub nib and I like it very much. I have many other TWSBI fountain pens, but this one will go with me as I'm not as afraid of it getting lost or stolen.

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Anonymous
Good simple pen

Like all my TWSBI pens, this one is made well, keeps it simple & it's reliable. Love TWSBI pens, this one included.

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David S.
TWSBI Swipe

Better than expected for the price. Writes well. Cap seals well so it doesn't dry out and produce hard starts. I chose the wrong colour � this blue is too bright and makes the pen look gaudy and cheap. I wanted the darker blue one but clicked incorrectly. The Goulet people, as usual, excelled in packaging and mailing my pen. I sure wish they had a store in Toronto � we need them!

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Russ
Great pen

For the price what you get with this pen is very nice. I am using Noodlers Polar Blue in it. I notice the fine nib on the Swipe is more of a crosse between fine, and medium. I was comparing it to a Pilot fine nib. It tends to write wet, but that could be the ink, and paper. It writes great, and for the price getting two converters alone is nice touch. The clip is not as practical as other styles, but I did not buy for the clip. It will live its life in a Galen leather pen holder. Over all an enjoyable writing experience.

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Deanna P.
TWSBI Swipe

I love TWSBI but this is my first Swipe. It is not my favorite of the TWSBI family but an all-around good pen. Color is beautiful

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.