First: Transcription of my AWFUL handwriting-
Please keep in mind that my handwriting has, in the past few months,
greatly improved, but it is still awful. This is a several years old Sheaffer
NoNonsense that has its body eye-dropped with Noodler's Black ink. It has
a medium steel ball-point (rather than italic) nib. The nib is generally stiff
but with sufficient pressure can offer some line variations: ------- ---------
The pen, after some use, has a very smooth nib. It has not leaked and I use
no sealant on the threads. Paper is Southworth Cotton.
I use no sealant on the barrell for this. It does not leak. It writes with awesome smoothness. I paid about $5 for this pen a few years back. The screw on cap provides double protection against leakage. The paper is Southworth Connoisseur Collection 100% cotton 20 lb, which has very little show through and no bleeding.
Frankly, used as an eye dropper, this is perhaps the best value on the market, and if you can find one, you'll learn to love it. A good fountain pen can be pretty cheap. And this proves it.