So I've decided to buy myself a birthday pen, but my dilemma is choosing what pen. So I've decided to enlist the help of the FPN board members and base my decision upon your recommendation's. I've narrowed it down between 10 pens of which to choose from. They are as follows;
Pilot Custom 742 SFM Black ~$163
Sailor 1911 Full Size Black w/ Silver trim FM ~$163
Platinum 3776 Chatres Blue F ~$84
*Delta Dolce Vita PISTON F ~$350*
Franklin Christoph Model 19 '1901' Kings Gold Bands .9mm MM Custom stub ~$195
Aurora 88 Large Silver trim Fine ~$350
**OMAS Arte Italiana Noir Milord (331 made in each size) ~$395**
*Stipula Etruria Rainbow Blue w/ T-Flex nib ~$230*
Any combination of Edison pen e.g Huron Grande or Pearl in Lucite or Cobalt Flake or Molten Ores or .......
Franklin Christoph Model 66 Stabillis .9mm MM custom Stub ~$169.50
I just can't decide between these pens! I want them all! But alas I cannot afford that. In terms of pens I already own, I have an Edison Collier in silver marble, a Sailor 1911m clear and gold (These two happen to be my favorite pens, despite the massive size differences),Pelikan M600 EF in blue, a Montblanc 144 Black/Gold M-B, a TWSBI Diamond 540 EF, and a TWSBI Vac 700 EF in blue.
I think I have plenty of blue and EF pens for now, and my goal up to now is to diversify my pen collection. I really like the OMAS.
I really wanted an Italian pen, so the Delta, OMAS, and Stipula seem to be the most likely options for now.
FYI: It will be my 15th birthday, so I want to make it a good and memorable pen.
(* indicates pens I will most likely purchase at the time of this post, subject to change)
EDIT: I should mention that the purchase date is later in August
Edited by rhodialover, 21 July 2013 - 20:25.