I have been reading these forums for a few days and have just recently gotten into fountain pens.
I wrote mainly with Maica Hi-tec-C 0.3 and 0.4 pens but found that they ran out of ink quite fast and was on the hunt for something that would fill that niche.... enter fountain pens!
I started out by ordering the Pilot Metropolitan with a fine nib thanks to posts on the penaddict blog.
Within about a week I now have:
Pilot penmanship EF nib (a bit toothy)
Pilot plumix M nib (stub/italic, a bit wide for my writing but fun to do letters with)
Noodler's Nib Creaper (feels cheap but the flex nib is really neat)
and a Platinum Preppy XF on order.
All great pens!
I have quickly amassed a wishlist of pens thanks to posts on here regarding fine nibs and flex nibs.
I now realize I like extra fine to fine nibs (Japanese sizing) that are not overly toothy (the pilot XF is a bit too scratchy for me) and I LOOOOOOOVE flex nibs ( though I can't say I am a fan of the nib creaper).
I am on the hunt for something that will be a smooth extra fine writer with a little bit of flex (maybe flex to an M or at most or B, and not too wet) I think something that writes a smooth 0.3 with little pressure and goes to M or so would be ideal!
So far on my wishlist I have:
- Platinum extra fine on a 3778 century
- Sailor Sabi togi on a 1911, maybe with an extra fine or fine nib as well
- Pilot custom 743 with #15 FA nib
- Twsibi eco - the filling system on these looks great! maybe a 1.1 stub nib on this as a fun pen
Also a couple vintage pens but I don't think I am ready to figure out how to buy a vintage pen ATM.
- Vintage Waterman flexible nib (may be too wide and wet for me but some of those vintage nibs look amazing!)
- Vintage Esterbrook
- Vintage Wahl
- Vintage Parker 51 - these look so great
If you have any thoughts or recommendations please feel free to let me know.
Thank you and nice to meet you