I now have a knew predicament:
Whether to get the Pilot Prera, Metropolitan, or Kakuno to pair with the TWSBI Eco.
The pilot Prera is more expensive, but supposedly posts well and is supposedly very nice. The Metropolitan comes with a converter, costs less, and is weighted better, I like myself a more hefty pen, I have actually recently switched from my mom's Waterman to my dad's Rotring 600 fountain pen (it's a shame they don't produce these anymore, they're really nice, though the mechanism to keep the cap on supposedly wears out over time, my dad owns two because of it). The only real argument I can think of for the Kakuno is that the nib has a smily face on it, which I think is really cute and would probably make me less stressed during a test
Welcome to the Black Hole of Fountain Pens.
I don't have a Prera.
I have the Eco EF, Metropolitan F, and Kakuno F (with a winking smiley face). I like them all. The Metropolitan's nib was better than the Kakuno's to start with, but I just smoothed the Kakuno's and now it's great. It's a slightly wider line, but that could easily be nib variation or a consequence of smoothing rather than a different size by design. Of course, for the price of the Prera, you can get both the Metro and Kakuno... Or, as mentioned, save some money for inks and papers. Whether the Prera is twice as good, I couldn't say.
Personally, I recommend getting the CON-50 converter for the Metropolitan, so you can see how much ink is left; and that or the CON-70 for the Kakuno - the latter will hold a lot of ink, which is one argument for the Kakuno.
Edited by LizEF, 30 October 2016 - 01:12.