I seem to be the resident cheapskate here at FPN. Earlier I posted extensive reviews of inexpensive writing tablets
loose-leaf notebook filler paper
and ink cartridges.
Today I am offering a list of (mostly Chinese) fountain pens that can be found on eBay in the US of A for less than $2. Such pens may be of interest even to those who prefer much more expensive pens. They are great for trying out new inks while you keep your current favorite ink in your current favorite pen. They are great to carry into an environment where a pen might get lost or damaged. They are great to use while your expensive pen goes back to the factory for warranty work and does not return home for weeks;-)
I include here only pens I have owned or at least would consider owning. You are invited to add to the list. Some large classes of pens I have eliminated are those with a hooded nib, those that weigh around 40 grams or up, though that look tastelessly gaudy (to me), and those with a plastic pocket clip. Do not hesitate to add such pens in posts to this thread if there are some you recommend.
This list was inspired by a query as to what is the best fountain pen under $100. That is an impossible question to answer, but if you just want a pen that writes well there are many options for far less than $100. About 20 are listed in the posts below.
Edited by bob_hayden, 23 December 2017 - 17:04.