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#21 Chef Boyardee

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 00:02

Hero 616, best $1.50 I ever invested.



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#22 Bklyn

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:53

I am suffering the same problems.

 

As far as I know, in your geographical location the popular options would be:

 

Lamy Safari

Parker Frontier

Pilot Metropolitan

Platinum Cool

Platinum Plaisir.

Parker IM

Pilot 78G

Sailor Ace

 

In my geographical location Lamy is cheaper than Pilot Mr.

 

Other pens in my location that may be around yours at a decent price:

 

"Platignum" not Platinum, Studio. Incompatible with most converters and only comes with medium though.

Platignum Vibe if you really want a more aesthetic version.

 

Then there are Chinese pens like Jinhao, Baoer, Hero etc. I think they're okay if you don't get lemons but if you don't then you're a fortunate guy.

 

I still need to decide on an inexpensive but functional pen too.

This is a great list. I also discovered that I can get  Noodler's Ahab Flex for $20.00 at Goulet pen. Not a bad deal and if you do not like the nib, you can put in another.


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#23 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 02:55

What about the Nemosine Singularity at $15 or so...comes in many nib sizes from XF to .8 cursive italic, and many finishes, including demonstrator. Thick, lightweight C/C pen, easy to clean.

#24 MKB

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 04:06

What about the Nemosine Singularity at $15 or so...comes in many nib sizes from XF to .8 cursive italic, and many finishes, including demonstrator. Thick, lightweight C/C pen, easy to clean.

Yes, fantastic pen. Picked up 2 more yesterday. The only gripe (barrel and cap are both threaded onto section, so turning the cap may loosen the barrel) is easily handled by tightening the barrel-to-section connection more than the cap.



#25 J85909266

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 05:57

I've tried a few Chinese pens, and it was a sad affair.

The Lamy Safari and Kaweco Sport are overpriced and disappointing, as well.

If want a pen with a great nib that comes with a converter and is built like a brink wall, just get a Pilot Metropolitan. I know it's boring, but they get pen work done like a boss.

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#26 Sasha Royale

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 00:47

Jinhao x500 serves me well.  Check for best price via Ebay.  $4 or $6 with shipping.  

Pre-ink flushing recommended.  


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#27 Bklyn

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:08

I just read up on the Pilot Metropolitan. I bet it is a GREAT pen, a great writer but sadly, the pen is made of metal and can't seem to even hold a metal pen in my hand. It leaves me cold.


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#28 bardharlock

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 03:12

The section on the Metropolitan is plastic.


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#29 edebill

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 23:13

The section on the Metropolitan is plastic.

 

But also tiny. I just can't hold it comfortably.

 

The OP wanted something large.  I'd suggest (in addition to the Jinhao 159 that has been talked about so much)  the Airmail 69T/71JT from here:  http://fountainpenre...mailWality.html   They'll be great for trying out inks because they're really easy to clean, and if you're just trying different inks then you're not going to be so concerned with eyedropper burpage.

 

Airmail/Wality (2 brands, same company) generally come with fairly smooth fine nibs. The transparent barrels will be nice for enjoying the look of your new ink while you try it :)



#30 georgeb

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 23:50

Sheaffer No Nonsense







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