Custom Nib Grinds are available!
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Our ever popular 580AL now with matte finish, subtile details on the grip and cap.
New aluminum machined grip, connector, and piston rod.
Improved grip and end barrel section compared to 540
580 has increased ink capacity, about 30% more than 530
580 has improved the smoothness of cap thread turning
580 shows you our promise on continuous product improvement on small details
Please note : ink is not included
The idea behind the TWSBI Diamond 530, 540, and 580 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 580, 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 580 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?
Anne Timmreck (verified owner) –
Good pen, and with Kirk’s tuning, it has become an excellent pen. I requested a smooth, wet-writing EF (as much as an EF can be smooth, anyway), and it glides over the paper without a second thought. Perfect for rapid note taking as I prepare to enter law school. Absolutely recommend.