I am a great fan of both, piston filling fountain pens and demonstrator pens. Hence, it might not come as a surprise that I did find the rather recently released TWSBI Eco in all clear pretty tempting (there was a white and a black one before).
I guess it is safe to say that the Eco is the most inexpensive piston filling pen (of great quality) that is available on the market. The fountain pen costs like 30 USD in the States. You can get the pen for 35 € in Europe, for example from Appelboom.com (Link straight to the TWSBI Eco) in the Netherlands – which is where I got mine from. I can recommend Appleboom – really friendly communication, fast shipping, and everything you buy gets wrapped as a present 🙂 .
Having that said, Appelboom also has recently announced the #freefountainpenfriday hashtag on Instagram, where you every Friday can post a pic of one of your pens and in turn win a fountain pen from Appelboom (every Friday a different one). Anyways, since their today’s giveaway is exactly a TWSBI Eco clear, and I also got mine from Appelboom, I thought that there might be no better timing to post my own review of the pen!
So, below’s the video-review – preceded by some quick facts. I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
By the way:
If you like the Eco, you might also be interested in a review of the TWSBI Diamond 580 (clear) that I have done a little while ago.
- TWSBI Eco (clear) (piston filling demonstrator fountain pen) – also available in black and white
- Cylindrical shaped resin pen body with a hexagonal screw-on cap and silver colored clip
- Stainless steel nib (glassy smooth!)
- Available nib sizes: EF, F, M, B, 1.1 mm (stub)
- Cost: 35 € (e.g. from Appelboom.com)
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