Part of my haul included my most expensive pen to date, the Monteverde Invincia Deluxe. While still considered lower-priced in the fountain pen world, I'm working my way up slowly, and this was my first purchase of a pen that sits routinely at $99+.
I wanted to share this because a) I need practice I'm really happy with my new pen, and wanted to show what it does under my (un)steady hand.
Scratch marks because I can't count.
My pen history is as follows:
1. Lamy Al-Star (M)
2. Lamy Safari (EF)
3. Platinum Preppy (03)
4. Pilot Metropolitan (M)
5. Platinum Preppy (02)
6. Monteverde Invincia Deluxe (F)
7. (doesn't really count) Kaimei natural brush pen
The only non-cartidge inks present are: Pelikan Edelstein Garnet in the Invincia, and Private Reserve Velvet Black for the Preppy (02).
I started writing with fountain pens exclusively, recently. I bought the first three pens as drawing pens, after a teacher recommended it, and never gave much thought to writing (funny now that I think back about it).
Paper is Maruman something-or-other. It's not that receptive to fountain pens, but it works alright. It's more expensive than it's worth, though, if we're looking at strictly bleed-through.
Edited by minaa, 21 March 2015 - 03:00.