TWSBI Diamond 580 Smoke Rosegold II
TWSBI is a Taiwanese manufacturer of writing instruments that has been operating for over 40 years. TWSBI's name is an acronym for the phrase "Hall of Three Cultures" in Chinese. "San Wen Tong" (Hall of Three Cultures) was reversed and "Bi" (Writing Instruments) was added to create TWSBI.
The TWSBI Diamond 580 Smoke Rosegold II is a demonstrator fountain pen produced by TWSBI. The specifications of the pen are as follows:
- Cap: Screw
- Colors: Transparent (Clear) Body
- Body Diameter: .5 Inches
- Body Length: 5.1 Inches
- Grip Diameter: .4 Inches
- Material: Resin
- Nib Color: Rose Gold (Plated)
- Nib Material: Steel
- Total Length (Capped): 5.6 Inches
- Total Ink Capacity: 1.98 Milliliters
- Total Weight: 32 Grams
The TWSBI Diamond 580 Smoke Rosegold II is a re-issue of the TWSBI Diamond 580 Rose Gold fountain pen that was manufactured by TWSBI several years ago. The pen is listed on TWSBI's website with the following description:
580 has increased ink capacity, about 30% more than 530
580 has improved the smoothness of cap thread turning
580 shows you our promise on continuous product improvement on small details
The idea behind the TWSBI Diamond 530, 540, and 580 was to go back to basics and capture the simplicity and elegance of traditional writing instruments. In recent years, the development and modernization of writing instruments has resulted in traditional writing instruments, such as fountain pens, falling into obscurity. It was our goal to bring the past back to life by creating a traditional fountain pen that even modern day society can appreciate.
TWSBI Diamond 580, a classic fountain pen with a piston ink-filling system. By fusing the traditional mechanisms of the fountain pen with a modern industrial design, we have created an eye-catching fountain pen that is simultaneously appreciative of the past and relevant in the present. The Diamond 580 comes with a benchmark ink-filling mechanism and has all detachable parts. We felt that it was important to allow the user to disassemble and reassemble the pen and completely experience the traditional aspects of owning and using a fountain pen."
The TWSBI Diamond 580 Smoke Rosegold is recommended by Lion Stationers and can be purchased through the following vendors: