Dear FPN Users!
I am writing with fountain pens only 3 months and this is my first review.
I have bought a Ranga acrylic fountain pen from ebay for $49.99, directly from the "rangahandmadepens".
I choose a Schmidt fine nib.
My pen is light-green and very bright. It came in a nice handmade box, together with another (added for free) "Oliver Exam" transparent pen, and a plastic device for washing.
The Ranga acrylic pen is very beautiful and accurately made. Cap closes with a pair of turns, and rotation of the cap while closing the pen is very smooth. It is convenient for me, to hold the pen.
The Schmidt nib is hard, but extremely smooth, it is a pleasure to write with. (The nib seems to be very close to the nibs which are used in the Faber-Castell pens, not Graf von Faber Castell.)
The second transparent pen has words "Oliver 100% Steel B-Co" on its nib. It gives a thiner line, and the line admits a slight variation of thickness.
Surely I can recommend these pens. They are both reliable and beautiful, and I hope to buy one more Ranga pen sometimes...
Best regards, and sorry for (possibly many) mistakes in English language, Olga