New-pen day: TWSBI Precision Gun Metal

Last week, during our journey to The Netherlands, we also made a one-day trip to The Hague. There I simply couldn’t get around also going to P.W. Akkerman, one of the most known pen stores in Europe. I had previously ordered from them online but after seeing some pictures I had to just go there while in the area.

Entrance to P.W. Akkerman in The Hague's Passage mall.

The wall behind the counter alone had so much to look at, it was hard to focus on the reason why I even went there: I wanted a TWSBI Precision Gun Metal. Ever since I first saw this pen on Reddit I knew it would be a really nice fit. Once in my hand I wanted to have it even more as my everyday-pen. It’s kind of a combination of the 580ALR and a Kaweco AL Sport, brining the solid, hefty feel to a TWSBI piston filler. And while I really like the nibs of these two other pens, the EF nib here feels even more smooth.

I just love it and it even works very well with the Platinum Carbon Black ink which is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

Opened TWSBI Precision Gun Metal

Back to P.W. Akkerman: While I browsed the store, I noticed that they also have a large selection of notebooks with a whole shelf rack dedicated to Leuchtturm 1917 products including their new 120g series! I guess in a couple of months I will even get to even try it given that I just started a new journal inside a Rhodia notebook…