Friday, October 2, 2015

TWSBI Eco fountain pen & ballpoint friends

Just some quick shots of my new fountain pen---a white TWSBI 'Eco'---and a few cool new ballpoints I recently acquired (~ click on photos to enlarge ~):

My TWSBI 'Eco' fountain pen, an economical model with a true piston-filling mechanism and nice 1.1 mm factory italic nib.
It's a very smooth writer, never has any start-up issues, and is light in the hand but doesn't feel unsubstantial. The cap on the 'Eco' is not meant to be posted, but the pen is long enough for me to use unposted comfortably. Official info here.
A shot of the TWSBI with my new Sheaffer '100' ballpoint, the "Aphrodite" pattern in the new Greek Mythology series.
This particular model is a lovely shade of pink, writes smoothly and and is nicely balanced. The '100' comes in a variety of colours and patterns, and when I saw this one, I knew I had to have it! Official info on the '100' line here.
A group shot -- my TWSBI 'Eco' with a cheerful orange Caran d'Ache '888 Infinite ballpoint' and a Faber-Castel "n'ice" ballpoint.
Both CdA and F-C make high-end fountain pens (Faber, under their Graf von Faber-Castell name) but they also manufacture economical, well-made ballpoints. Official website info here for the CdA pen and here for the F-C.
Many thanks to the Vancouver Pen Shop for selling me the ballpoints and for their excellent customer service :)

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