The TWSBI Vac 700 fountain pens and nib units have been modified and updated, and are now available as the TWSBI Vac700R. The TWSBI Vac700R fountain pen in Clear with an extra fine stainless steel nib is a departure from the piston filler fountain pens found in the rest of the TWSBI lineup. The TWSBI Vac700R fountain pen has a see-through clear colored plastic body, which makes checking the level of your ink a breeze. The smooth writing steel nib, frosted clip, and silver trim accents make this larger sized pen a real workhorse!
The Vac700R fountain pen has been updated by modidfying the 2 valves in the older version into one valve in the new model. The grip and feed section of the pen has also been enlarged and tapered, which combined with the valve modification, increased the ink flow of the pen by a small percentage. Because of these changes to the pens and nib units, the TWSBI stainless steel Vac700R replacement nib will fit only the new Vac700R fountain pen, and will NOT fit the older Vac 700 pens. If you own an older Vac 700 fountain pen, then the older style Vac 700 replacement nibs will fit your pen.
This vacuum filler pen holds a LARGE amount of ink, and fills by unscrewing the end cap, pulling it out, and then the pen fills on the downstroke. Be sure to hold the pen in the ink for several seconds after pushing the end cap in, and for best results, you should do this twice. The TWSBI Vac700R fountain pen fills with bottled ink only, and for best filling results, the TWSBI Vac 20A ink bottle is a wonderful option.
Read a full review of the Vac 700 here at our blog!
I have not inked the pen but dipped the nib to determine the writing characteristics. It is very smooth with defined lines of the stub nib. As always service from Anderson Pens is first rate.
NickMay 24th 2018
A little uncertain about getting the "fine" nib but very happy with it in the end. It has the qualities of a medium nib in terms of feel and the line does not seem as narrow as it might have been. Everyone says "Asian" nibs are finer. Is that really the case here? Really nice pen––line goes on fluidly, effortless.
moribundmanxNov 20th 2017
Writes well on almost all paper types
I have the EF nib. It writes well even on cheap paper where other pens show a lot of feathering. Nib is scratchier than I expected but much less scratchy than my Lamy Safari AL. Overall I like writing with this pen. The construction is excellent. I filled it wrong but have watched the videos and will try again.
Jimmy DNov 20th 2017
Was notified when it was available, and shipped the same day! Great service, Thank you
ZakNov 20th 2017
I love this pen.
I did a lot of research before settling on this pen. Everything I saw indicated that the TWSBI pens in general are "love them or hate them" pens with some QC issues but wonderful customer service.
I'm happy to report that I'm on the "love it" side of things. The pen is easy to fill even though there's a simple trick to filling it all the way. The nib, while not as fine as I prefer, writes as smooth as silk with Noodler's X-Feather ink. The pen's body is a bit thicker than I expected, but it felt really good in my hand. It gets a bit top heavy when posted, so, but it does post. It's wonderfully balanced when not posted though, so I don't think I'll be posting it much.
This pen has skyrocketed to the top of my rotation, and with the ink capacity, it's got the endurance to get the job done. I love this pen.