TWSBI Vac Mini Smoke Fountain Pen - Broad Nib

TWSBI Vac Mini Smoke Fountain Pen - Broad Nib

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TWSBI fountain pens are loved for their high quality and affordability, offering advanced filling mechanisms normally reserved for much more expensive fountain pens. Like the Diamond Mini, the Vac Mini takes the high-capacity filling mechanism of one of TWSBI's full-sized fountain pens and puts it into a compact pen that is perfect for everyday carry. The clear demonstrator body shows off the ink inside the pen and lets you monitor ink level. The cap and barrel are faceted to keep the pen from rolling away, and threading on the end of the barrel allow the cap to be screwed on securely while the pen is in use.

To use the vacuum filling mechanism, twist the knob at the end of the barrel counterclockwise, pull back the plunger, then submerge the nib in ink and push down the plunger to create a vacuum that sucks the ink up into the barrel—no need for cartridges or a converter! Be careful, as operating the plunger while ink is in the pen will cause ink to leak out of the pen. The pen also features an ink shut-off valve, which seals the ink chamber when the knob is fully tightened, preventing the pen from leaking if you take it on an airplane. To open the valve and allow a continuous flow of ink, twist the knob counterclockwise until it is loosened, but do not pull back the plunger.

In keeping with their philosophy of promoting the traditional experience of using a fountain pen, TWSBI has designed this pen to be completely self-serviceable. It comes with a wrench, two O-rings, and a vial of silicone grease you can use for at-home maintenance.

This pen can be filled from any fountain pen ink bottle, but for clean and easy refilling at home or on the go, try a TWSBI Vac20A Ink Bottle, which is specially designed to fill TWSBI Vac 700 and Vac Mini fountain pens to maximum capacity. Without the use of the Vac20A, this pen will fill to about two-thirds of its maximum capacity, which is still a major improvement over a typical cartridge/converter pen.

This pen comes in an attractive clear plastic case with a clean, modern design. For protection, the plastic case is packaged in a cardboard box. This cardboard box is fragile and may get crumpled during shipping.

This pen only uses bottled ink, which is not included with this pen. Check out our collection of bottled fountain pen inks here!

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