The TWSBI (commonly pronounced "twiz-bee") Diamond 580 is the 21st Century interpretation of a classic writing instrument. While most of our modern communication devices lack transparency and customization, the TWSBI Diamond 580 excels with a transparent resin construction that can be disassembled using the included wrench.
The Diamond 580 represents the fusion of a traditional fountain pen with a modern industrial design. The result is an eye-catching writing instrument that is simultaneously appreciative of the past and relevant in the present. The modern writer can appreciate the stainless steel nib's smooth writing quality, the high volume ink capacity, and the ability to take good care of their pen.
The Diamond 580ALR has an aluminum grip section and piston rod to add substantial style to this fountain pen. The matte grip section and cap top ring feature concentric, ringed engravings.
The internal piston-filling mechanism holds about 2ml of ink and can be completely taken apart for thorough cleaning. Instructions and silicone grease are also included to aid in the maintenance of the pen.
I really enjoy TWSBI's 580 AL and ALR series. I prefer these grips over the plain acrylic ones on the TWSBI Ecos. (The Eco does have the benefit of being able to post, though, if t... view morehat's very important to you.) This punch pink edition isn't really pink at all, much more of a pleasing red/coral blend. This is a unisex color, so fear not if you're looking to avoid pink; this pen will make an attractive addition to your business desk. As with the other 580 AL/ALR pens, this one is heavy enough to feel well built, but still light enough for longer writing sessions. The tiny ridges along the grip help to prevent sliding. The nib is smooth with a bit of feedback. Excellent care in packaging from Goldspot, as always. I bought the cute orange crab penholder on a whim and it ended up pairing really well with this pen, like they were made for each other. view less