However, I may be able to afford a great nib that fits in a cheap housing (my vintage pens look not so pretty but write nicely ). This would allow me to buy a nice pen body for it later after saving up again.
Sachs, well done on your commitment. Once you have ascertained the initial predominant set of ideals perhaps setting up a series of voting systems regarding the characteristics of each component may help to get a quicker feel for the market? There are some specifications that I have no preference for one way or another so long as the writing experience becomes what you hope for.
Edit: tweaking Pelikan nibs in their special housings looks quite challenging. I do like an easily separate nib from feed so I can instantly adjust its characteristics for flow tweaking depending on what my use/ink for the day is.
Edited by Intellidepth, 17 March 2015 - 01:27.