To be clear I am searching for a new pen around ~100€ to replace my Lamy 2000, which finally doesn't suits me.
- I found it too heavy for daily use in high-school + as I am lefty, I didn't find it comfortable enough.
- My reference pen was during one year the Lamy Safari (wet F), not the best ink capacity but the best comfort I found among others (parker sonnet, 45, 2000, fpr) and the best facility of use ; it's just reliable - solid - working.
I) So what's essential for my pen is :
1 - Snap Cap : This is a must for me in fast note-taking, I just don't really like the screwing-type.
2 - Comfort : Anything close to the triangular section of the Safari is welcome, and I say it now : I don't like textured ones.
Otherwise I prefer pens coming with a mat finish, less sweat is better.
3 - Nib Feeling : I wrote one year with a wet Fine nib, and judging my experience from the semi-hooded of the 2k, any Western medium is ok.. I just prefer normal nib shapes → hoodeds are not very practical for my writing-style (between side/over-writer).
At 100€ I don't really mind for the gold nib, I think that a reliable firm-smooth nib should do the trick.
II) Notes :
I prefer to avoid Japanese pens for their nib-size system (I have three pilot's and I find the mediums too thin)..
But if you have japaneses snap-caps with good M/B nib, yes !
(I would like to hear about the capless/decimo comfort).
III) To sum up :
That's what comes to my mind first about choosing my new pen.
Keep in mind,
- Solidity" = my main principles.
I didn't have the time yet too highlights some pens, but I will update the thread, so don't hesitate with recommendations.
PS : The Aurora Ipsilon might be interesting.
→ Thank you !
Edited by Armand.D, 24 September 2015 - 19:57.