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Fans of the TWSBI ECO will be very interested in this new development from our favourite Taiwanese pen manufacturer. The popular - and remarkably cheap - ECO has undergone something of a re-vamp.


TWSBI ECO-T fountain pen is still recognisably an ECO. We have taken some comparison photographs with your humble correspondent's own slightly lived-in ECO, and at first there appears to be no discernable difference. However, it is in the cap that the first noticeable difference appears; rather than the hexagon of the traditional ECO, the TWSBI ECO-T fountain pen has a cap in what TWSBI themselves call a "rotary triangular shape", a shape that is also echoed in the filler knob.


The cap is a screw-fit, as with all TWSBIs, (though it pushes on to post) but it takes all of one revolution to release it. Where this "Triangled Circle" comes into its own is in the filler knob, which takes about 3½ revolutions to push the plunger down, and the same (obviously) to pull it back up filled with ink.


The most striking difference between the TWSBI ECO-T fountain pen and its merely-ECO ancestor becomes evident when you start writing with it. The section is not the ECO's simple frustrum, but is flatted and shaped in order to (as TWSBI say) "help with learning correct writing posture for kids, new enthusiast[s], and anyone who likes a little bit more structure to the grip area." It's difficult to see this development in a clear section, but if you squint carefully at the close-up picture, you may be able to make out what looks like a discontinuity in the feed; that's the result of the shaped "grip area".


Altogether, a comfortable pen with which to write, and as ECOnomical as its ancestor. The ECO-T is available with Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and 1.1 Stub nibs.


Included in the box is a special tool which allows complete disassembly of the pen and a tub of lubrication grease.


Write Here are pleased to be able to offer you the TWSBI ECO-T fountain pen to purchase online today, or in person if you visit our store in Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, UK, where our helpful, friendly team would only be too happy to answer any questions you may have about this fabulous fountain pen. We can normally ship on-line orders on the same day, provided the order is placed before 3pm GMT.


 


Additional Information: TWSBI ECO-T Fountain Pen - Blue


Length (pen only): 131.5mm
Length (capped): 139mm
Length (posted): 162mm


Diameter (barrel): 12.8mm
Diameter (section mid-point): 10mm


Weight (complete, empty): 21g
Weight (pen only, empty): 13g
Weight (cap): 8g


Ink: Twist plunger for bottled ink - 2ml reservoir
Nib: Steel available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad and Stub 1.1.