Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:17
The Pelikan m200 is a good choice. A TWSBI 540 is another good choice, around $60. If you're a beginner, it is always a good idea to do some research, if you haven't already. A Pelikan m1000, is not within your budget, and I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner due to its price. A Lami Safari is another common choice for a beginner because it is inexpensive (which is great if you find out you don't like fountain pens after all) and quite robust.
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