I seem to have little problem identifying expensive pens but I am struggling to find inexpensive ones.
I am looking for 2 or 3 inexpensive pens, (Under say, $40.00 each) that I can play with in terms of some inks that are said to be a bit high maintenance or will stain clear parts and I do not want to do it with a more expensive pen.
I am open to any filling system but I suspect I will end up with a converter which is fine. Not to be picky but if possible, I would love the pen to be large and thick with a grip that will not feel skinny. (This might seem like a lot for which to ask but my guess is that if you can build a smaller and thinner pen like a MB 146 for under 40 bucks, you can make a thicker and larger pen like a MB 149 for the same dollars. A #6 nib to come with the pen would be lovely.)
Any ideas on sites or specific pens I might explore would be just great.