I recently got to a milestone I had been trying to get to for months and I decided to treat MAHSELF to a new pen — the TWSBI Swipe.
I do like TWSBIs. I have one of their Gos and three of their Ecos. I had one more but there was a big oopsie and I don’t have it anymore (read: I accidentally jacked it up)
The Swipe is the most recent addition to the family, and it has the advantage of not looking like a vape pen.
I ordered it from Goulet Pens, my favorite online retailer and one of my favorite YouTube channels.
Comes in a much nicer box than the Go and even the Eco, tell you hwhat.
This is the coolest, by the way. It comes with a proprietary cartridge, a twist converter, and a piston converter with a backup spring. I really like it when my pens come with their converter includeed. (*glares at LAMY*) Here, TWSBI said, you know, we really like the spring-converter the Go has but we also like the piston converter the Eco (and other brands) have. You get to pick which one to use here! More on that in a second.
Here’s how the Swipe looks next to a Pilot G-2.
Back to the converter types.
The spring mechanism (left) is a tad easier to clean, but you have to be careful when you load it up. The piston converter on the right gives you a little more maneuverability but I find these harder to clean without a syringe.
I opted to fill the pen with Private Reserve Orange Crush because blue will always go with orange for me.
It’s also a really bold and well-behaved orange. My other one, Noddler’s Habanero, can at times bleed like crazy, particularly in my bolder pens.
I was kind of surprised by how…well, I’m not used to ink bottles looking like an exogorth’s open maw.
Filled it up as best as I could, and started to write a little bit.
Inkflow felt great with only the tiiiiiiniest bit of feedback. Will definitely consider buying another one!