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Fountain Pen Under 50 Dollars

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#41 corgicoupe



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 00:46

I like my Retro 1951, and it's about $50. Get the EX version, which accepts the piston converter

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For love of it. And yet not waste time either.

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#42 SoulSamurai


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:13

There's also a Carbon Black version which is significantly lighter (I have and love both as my everyday pens in broad and extra fine). Whilst I have little to compare them to, the nibs are smoother than any other pen I've used.


You mean the one with the carbon fiber? I have the one with the leather wrapped around the body. The problem is that the body is too light, except for the metal tail cap thing. If the body was completely made of plastic that would be fine, or if there was more weight closer to the nib (if it had a metal body or grip or something) then that would be fine, the issue is that all the weight is at the other end from the nib. It's just not what I like.


I made several mistaken assumptions about that pen. From the way it looked I assumed that the grip was soft rubber (the main reason why I wanted to try the pen); it isn't, it's basically just regular plastic. From the way the metal tail piece comes out from under the leather I had wrongly assumed that the entire body was metal rather than plastic. No-one to blame but myself of course.


It's also worth pointing out that the hole inside the body is too small to accept many converters, though there are some that are slim enough to fit. I knew that going in, but it is another mark against the pen in my book. The nib is very smooth though.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 19:41

Sailor 1911 Large, black/gold, MF
TWSBI 580AL,silver, EF

Greetings, Rafael !   
What do you currently use for daily writing ?   There is a wide range of size and weight fountain pens, price under $50.   However, I can recommend this pen, from Ebay.  It is a durable, reliable, very inexpensive pen, suitable for experimentation.  Your financial risk would be very low.  I have bought and given dozens of this model.  
Please get one of these.  Try the pen.  Tell us what you like and dislike about it.  Such preferences  will guide the direction of your next, more expensive ($50) pen. 
Write with joy.

+1 I own several and you'd be surprised at how well this pen writes.

Edited by PenPaper52, 22 August 2017 - 19:42.

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