TWSBI is a Taiwanese brand founded in 2009 by the company TaShin Precision. The latter had more than 50 years of experience manufacturing original plastic and metal equipment for various companies, such as Lego, but wanted to start manufacturing its own line of products. It was therefore in 2009 that TaShin Precision founded TWSBI (pronounced ''twizbi'').
The name TWSBI is inspired by the phrase San Wen Tong (Pavilion of Three Cultures). Wen translates to language and culture and Bi literally means writing instruments. The letters TWS are the backwards initials of San Wen Tong .
San Wen Tong is also a nod to Emperor Qianlong's famous Three Treasures Pavilion , the room where he spent his time admiring three calligraphic masterpieces from the Qing dynasty: The Mid-Autumn Letter by Wang Xianzhi, The Letter to Bo Yuan by Wang Xun and The Clear Sky after a Sudden Snowfall by Wang Xizhi.
For several years, TWSBI has been one of our favorite writing instrument brands, as it focuses on the accessibility of its products. Their pens are affordable, easy to use and of high quality.