TWSBI Classic Fountain Pen – Sapphire
The TWSBI Classic Fountain Pen is quite a unique example in the fountain pen world. The solid colour finish on the cap and body make it quite a subtle design. It also features facets that span the cap and the barrel, and chrome accents on the cap and piston knob. These elements result in a pen with a creative yet formal design.
The TWSBI Classic is quite slim, and fits comfortably in the hand. Unposted, it is a great length for those with small to medium sized hands. Those with larger hands can post this pen without adding too much weight to the back. It also features a clear window in the grip section, which comes in handy when you want to check if you’re running low on ink.
Speaking of ink, the Classic holds a lot of it, despite its slim form factor. This is because it is a piston filler, meaning it sucks up ink directly into its body, by turning the chrome knob on the back. A great match for this pen would be a nice blue black ink.
A little known fact about the TWSBI Classic is that it is also compatible with the TWSBI Diamond 50 Ink Bottle. Simply unscrew the nib and grip section, and you can stick the Classic right onto the nozzle. This makes for a very clean and easy fill, without needing to wipe off the nib afterwards.
Regarding the nib, the pen is available with a Medium steel nib. This nib is smooth, and very comfortable to write with.