Firstly, I just realized that I forgot to mention that I like medium sized nibs, secondly, here is the updated list:
TWSBI Diamond 580(AL), Eco, Diamond Mini, and Classic (any opinions on the classic, anyone?)
Kaweco Classic Sport
I am personally leaning hard toward the TWSBIs due to their filling mechanism, however the Kaweco Sport and Pilot Prera are still very compelling options.
I used a fountain pen through four years of college. (class of '71) I recommend it for all who can develop writing with a lighter touch. There were no TWSBI's then. I like the idea of a TWSBI demonstrator for college students. The TWSBI Diamond Mini is too small for practical use, unless the cap is posted. The cap and barrel are threaded, and with cap posted, it is very comfortable. It is easy to carry. If the $50 price tag is a bit steep for a student, ask Santa for help.
Which ink(s) do you plan to use in college ?
A postable pen is deffinitely a bonus, so if the TWSBI minis are really nice when posted that is great.
Any opinions on the Pilot Prera or Kaweco Sport when posted? What about the other TWSBIs?
I will probably stick with the purple scented J. Herbin ink that I have been using (I frickin' love this stuff, quick to dry, love the color, writes smoothly, flows well, and it's scented!)
Additional help is greatly appreciated
Edited by Napostrophe, 19 October 2016 - 22:07.