Hello fellow FPN members!!
After getting a few nice pens (pilot c74, platinum 3776, Laban Mento with Pendleton Nib...) I've decided to delve into a pen that really connects with me.
I love Japanese pens as they seem to all be made entirely in-house and I love pens that are completely unique. I remember finding out that Bock and Yowo nibs were almost exclusively the nibs used in the West and my idea of Western pens falling a bit because of it. Don't get me wrong; they make great nibs! However, I'd like something a bit more... unique.
So, I've narrowed my listings down to some insane grail pens that I absolutely want. They vary quite a bit in price but I'd like your opinion on what I should get. What I want is something with a soft nib, a very smooth writing experience and easily transportable to college. Because I will be bringing them to school, it would be nice to have a cheaper pen but I won't complain too much if it ends up being more expensive. I'd like to stay within a budget of $1600. Here are my favorite findings:
Aurora Optima Auroloide ($495)
Pelikan M800 ($609)
Visconti Homo Sapiens London Fog ($796)
Sailor King of Pen Pro Gear ($816)
Danitrio Densho Shu-dame ($1040)
Nakaya Decapod twist w/ 'sm' Two-Tone nib and Elastic Finishing ($1050)
Namiki Yukari Royale Vermillion Urushi ($1200)
I really love two-tone, beautiful and intricate nibs! Maybe even more than how the pen body itself looks at times
Thanks for all further feedback!