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From the archives, a Sheaffer Taranis Fountain Pen with Sheaffer Blue-Black ink on Apica 6A10 paper.


  1. I was curious about the TWSBI Draco, so this was a fun read. It’s so pretty! If I hadn’t bought the TWSBI Vac Iris recently, I probably would have bought the Draco when it was released…

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    • TWSBI does make some nice pens. My 580 has been a workhorse for years and an easy pen to recommend. Hope you are as happy with yours.


      • I do love mine! I have a few Ecos, plus a 580 and I love them all. 🙂

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        • I didn’t like my Eco as much as the 580 so haven’t used it in years. I think the flow was inadequate and it wasn’t as comfortable in my hand. However, I know I am in the minority on those issues. 🙂


          • The flow is better in the 580, I will agree. But my 580 has a M nib and my Eco has an EF, so I like them both for different purposes. My Jibun Techo planner, for example, can’t take a M nib because the spaces for writing are too small for the thicker nibs.

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            • So you Eco has a paper mate in the Techo and the 580 is unattached so to speak. 😀

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              • That’s true! The 580 is great for writing letters. It shows off the sheen/shading of inks a lot more.

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                • Does the 580 have a favorite paper?

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                  • I’ve enjoyed it on Tomoe River and Clairfontaine, though I haven’t found anything that I particularly dislike it on (as long as the lines are large enough…).

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                    • Wider nibs do need some space to roam which is why I often use blank paper. The pen and my letter forms find their own balance while I am just along for the ride.

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