The TWSBI 580AL Rose limited edition fountain pen from 2017, back from the dead! TWSBI was in the middle of a deep clean during the pandemic and found parts from the limited edition 580AL Rose released back in winter of 2017. Needless to say, these are in short supply with only a few re-released.
This is a special pen for us, as it was the first limited edition TWSBI 580 we ever carried after opening only a few months earlier).
- Piston-filling design (needs no cartridges or converters)
- Aluminum components
- Steel nib
- Weight - 1.1 oz (32g)
- Overall length - 5.6 in (142mm)
From the manufacturer:
The idea behind the TWSBI Diamond 580AL was to go back to basics and capture the simplicity and elegance of traditional writing instruments. In recent years, the development and modernization of writing instruments has resulted in traditional writing instruments, such as fountain pens, falling into obscurity. It was our goal to bring the past back to life by creating a traditional fountain pen that even modern day society can appreciate.
TWSBI Diamond 580AL, a classic fountain pen with a piston ink-filling system. By fusing the traditional mechanisms of the fountain pen with a modern industrial design, we have created an eye-catching fountain pen that is simultaneously appreciative of the past and relevant in the present. The Diamond 580AL comes with a benchmark ink-filling mechanism and has all detachable parts. We felt that it was important to allow the user to disassemble and reassemble the pen and completely experience the traditional aspects of owning and using a fountain pen.
A quick no brainer guide in choosing nib sizes in an overly complicated fountain pen world:
If you write small, go with an EF
For the normal writer, F is the most popular
If you tend to lean on a bigger font, M will be perfect
B is for statements!! Sign a check in B, write a header in B, do some coloring/shading in B
Stub nibs are italic in writing style (have a special card or invitation to write?