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TWSBI Vac Mini Clear Fountain Pen

TWSBI Vac Mini Clear Fountain Pen


 
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Our Price: $85.00
Note: Italic 1.1 nib upgrade available for $5.00 extra.



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TWSBI Vac Mini Clear Fountain Pen

The long anticipated Vac Mini.The Vac Mini sports an exciting vacuum fill mechanism. With a body size similar to the popular Mini series, and a textured clip, it is a great addition for anyone who is a TWSBI fan. The pen features a clear body, which allows you to witness the vacuum fill mechanism in all its glory. Pair it with a Vac-20 inkwell to maximize your pen's filling efficiency.

Dimensions: 12cm capped (15cm posted)
Weight: 22g

*If you're not quite sure what nib size is the right one for you, we hope our TWSBI nib size comparison post will help too!

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Wonderful pen June 28, 2020
Reviewer: Troy from Nova Scotia  
The Vac Mini is a nice little pen. If you have an Eco, the first thing you'll notice is that the Vac Mini has considerably more heft to it; not a bad thing though. The size of your hand will ultimately determine if you'll be using this pen posted, or not posted. I have smaller hands so it works just fine not posted.

Given that the is a vac filler, it can be more difficult to clean (though not impossible) than pens that use convertors or pistons. For you, this might be a pen that you dedicate to one of your favourite colours.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 a surprise January 11, 2018
Reviewer: Aidan from Regina, SK Canada  
I ordered the Vac Mini with a 1.1 stub nib and it's become my go-to pen. I haven't encountered issues with ink starvation that some have noted, but with the stub there's a slight falloff in ink flow after a few lines. Consequently I find myself writing to the pen's rhythm, giving it a moment after each phrase to ensure that the flow is constant. It makes the pen feel alive somehow, as if it's collaborating with me on the construction of my thoughts. A fine or medium nib may not have afforded me such an experience. I love its massive ink capacity, and filling it with the Vac 20A inkwell is straight-up nerd joy. Unscrewing the blind cap and threading the cap to post is not an issue (at least for me) - it becomes part of a minor ritual, so that even a quick note seems to have greater importance. If you want a pen that gets out of the way, the Vac Mini may not be for you. But if you want to bond with your pen and form a deeply one-sided relationship with it, I highly recommend this one.

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4 of 5 Cool pen! May 11, 2017
Reviewer: Just Me from Fort St. John, BC Canada  
Pen is short, so I usually post it. I got the extra-fine and fine nib. EF writes like a western EF, and I prefer it for daily writing. The clip rattles slightly.    
 
It's not as smooth as my Pilot VP or Lamy 2000. There's some drag, so I don't press down as hard, and it writes well. The section is long and wide enough to handle. The threads are smooth. It's a perfect weight and balanced capped/uncapped.    
   
Untwist the tail nob if you are writing for long or the ink will not flow freely. I keep it open, unless transporting it. Don't pull the nob out then push back in, or you will get an inky mess.    
   
This and the Vanishing Point are my two go-to pens. I like the faceted design. It holds a large amount of ink, and would be great for trips. The plastic material on the body seems durable.      
   
TWSBI customer service is excellent. They replaced the plastic feeder which fins bent when pulling out to clean. I only had to pay for shipping.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 My favourite fountain pen September 17, 2016
Reviewer: kathc from Smiths Falls , ON Canada  
I have five different fountain pens and this, by far is my favourite. Why?
- wide diameter barrel fits my hand comfortably
- smooth flow of ink from medium nib
- nib is smooth; there is no scratching against the paper.    
 (I always thought the scratching was related to my
 being a south-paw)
- easy to fill, clean & maintain
- beautiful pen

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 LOVE IT April 4, 2016
Reviewer: another pen addict from GTA, ON Canada  
I really wanted the extra fine nib, but at the time it wasn't in stock. Regardless, I found that fine nib was actually thinner than a fine Pilot steel nib. I don't know if this is common, but I'm very happy with it.

I haven't had any problems with the pen. I appreciate the ability to test pens prior to purchase to see how it feels in my hand and get a sense of the nib size and smoothness of the writing in person. I'll back in a month to further fulfill my fountain pen needs. Thank you.

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