Fountain pens are quite new to me and I still only have one pen, a Lamy AL-star with a fine nib. I like the pen, but I think it writes a bit too broad.
I have been looking around quite a bit lately for a pen with a nice fine nib and have now come down to the following pens:
- Pilot Prera
- Platinum Cool/Balance
- Sailor Procolor 500
- Sailor 1911 Young
The problem I have is that these pens are not for sale in Sweden, hence I can't try them.
The Prera seems like a really nice writer and is also the cheapest, but I'm a bit worried it is a bit too small (I hate posting pens).
I'm worried that the nib of Cool/Balance isn't fine enough for me. Or is it?
I can't find many reviews of the Procolor, but it seems to be a bit "more pen" than the other two, but it aslo seem short (like the Prera).
The Young seems to be a good choice too, but it's streching my budget a bit too far.
Last option is an EF nib for my AL-star, but it would be nice with one more pen for my daily writing.
I would like to buy the pen from a retailer within the EU. For some reason the Swedish customs are quite picky when it comes to fountain pens, and I don't feel like paying 3.7% duty, plus 25% VAT.
What's your advice?
Edited by wimg, 19 August 2015 - 19:14.