Surely the Lamy Safari is one of the most popular affordable pens around. Not sure I get the point about people disliking a particular color. If people prefer it in a different color than the green you mention, it's still the same pen, isn't it?
I don't feel like I'm really in the know on pens that other people have missed, but I do like Moore pens, a vintage brand that seems to get discussed less than many others. I have four now, an L-72, L-82, L-94, and a Moore Junior, and am on a quite non-urgent lookout for others as they turn up.
Or come to think of it, there is my Haolilai 801F. It's a good quality pen with a 14k nib (not just plated) that's a bit different from what you usually think of when people say "Chinese pen". In fact, I'd rate it very close to the mid-range Pilot series, such as the Custom 74. The only reason mine isn't used more is that the nib is a bit broader than I usually prefer.
Not totally unknown, in fact I recall at least one thread about it here, but it does tend to get lost in the throng. I had a picture of it on Photobucket, and still have the picture somewhere on my computer, but it's not convenient to hunt for it now.
Edited by ISW_Kaputnik, 27 December 2017 - 19:35.
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