Greetings everyone -
I have been interested in Fountain Pens for some time and now am considering purchasing one (an Onoto) which would be a considerable investment compared to what I am used to using (a Quill Roller Ball).
I am a daily user of Quill Roller Balls - I carry two Graphite/Steel bodied pens with me everywhere. However, over the years they have taken a beating (I can be rough on pens). I was wondering if anyone had experience with the Onoto brand I mention, or give some advice on whether to purchase an Onoto in either the Roller Ball or a Fountain Pen. In my line of work I do a lot of writing so I do not just buy off the shelf pens; however, I am a bit heavy handed on the application of pen to paper.
I have heard many great things about the Onoto Fountain pen. The one I am looking at is a school alumni pen (460 USD). My concern would be that I am perhaps to forceful (on the writing tip) kind of guy - and I may be looking at disaster in going the Fountain Pen route.
The thing is the Onoto pen is so costly and produced in such limited quantity that I will probably only afford only one, so I am torn between a the reliable Roller Ball tip or trying out the Fountain Pen tip.
Might anyone have some suggestions for me as a novice looking to make the leap from daily Roller Ball to Fountain Pen? Many kind thanks for your reply.