I'm new to this forum and fairly new to the world of fountain pens. I purchased my Lamy Safari a year ago and since then have bought a converter, several pots of ink, and a 1.5 Calligraphy nib. I'm getting into calligraphy but perhaps because the Lamy calligraphy nib is italic, I don't get quite the effects which I desire. Then again this could be because the Safari doesn't really allow for light gestures.
So, I decided to buy a new pen with my college-student budget which I can use for calligraphy and I'm stuck between the Lamy Joy and the Noodler's Konrad. I realize the Lamy Joy would use the same nibs as my Safari, but perhaps the body shape helps? I also understand that the Konrad's flexible nib isn't as flexible as vintage or more expensive pens. But again, college student budget! Haha. I'm also open to new suggestions, anything under $30US.
(Oh, I also have a tapered glass dip pen from J. Herbin but that's hardly suitable for calligraphy. I mainly own it for its novelty.)
Edited by cheesebear, 25 September 2012 - 01:47.