I just thinking the other day how it had been quite some time since we’ve last heard from TWSBI. In fact, the last time we even mentioned them on the site was more than a month ago! But it appears it was for good reason: Speedy and his wife were on what I’m sure was a much needed vacation on a cruise to Alaska and then a trip to the Rocky Mountains. Now that they’ve returned he’s back to his old ways of keeping us informed as to what’s going on with TWSBI.
The first somewhat shocking news is that they’re testing nibs from a new supplier, JoWo (pronounced yo-vo). Hopefully, the third time really is the charm. Shown below are the 4 sizes, from left to right: B,M,F,EF. Speedy mentions that each nib has a very clear line width and they’re all very smooth and wet! That last little bit should please a lot of people who have experienced drier than average nibs.
It was back in late May that we last heard any news of the IROC 850. TWSBI has been playing with more finishes for the pen and I really like the direction things are going: