Saturday, June 27, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 35

Today's virtual "show & tell" features another blue fountain pen recently acquired by Stuart from the Vancouver Pen Shop--his TWSBI 'Diamond 580 ALR' in "Prussian Blue":

(photos by Stuart ~ please click on images to enlarge)
Stuart's initial thoughts on the pen: "I picked up the Prussian Blue TWSBI, haven’t inked it up yet but tested it and am happy with the Medium point." Later, he writes: "I just inked up the TWSBI with Iroshizuku Tsuyu-kusa, or Asiatic Dayflower, and I love it! The Medium nib is super-smooth, and the pen is comfortable in hand."

The TWSBI 'Diamond 580 ALR' is essentially a TWSBI 'Diamond 580' with an aluminum section and aluminum piston mechanism. Unlike its cousin, the TWSBI 'Diamond 580 AL, the '580 ALR's' cap finial and section have very fine grooves. These grooves are an attractive design feature and help to prevent hand slippage. For a good overview of TWSBI's most popular fountain pens, check out this page.

Congratulations on another nice fountain pen purchase, Stuart, and many thanks for all your online "show & tell" contributions!

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