After purchasing several of the Fountain Pen Revolution Himalayas, my appetite is whetted for more Indian pens. I've read a lot and have narrowed down the selection to these. I'd love customers to weigh in with their recommendations:
ASA Translucent Acrylic Nauka Fountain Pen -- because I like, no love, demonstrators. (Did anyone say, "group buy?")
Guider Acrylic Fountain Pen (Schmidt Upgrade) -- because I like the green
Either a Ranga acrylic or ebonite swirl -- because I love purple!
Things to consider:
While my hands are medium-sized for a woman, I have arthritis/grip issues and prefer thicker pens, at least .44 cm in the grip section. (The Himalayas are the most comfortable pen I own.) I don't want threads that will get in the way of a good grip. In addition, I don't like much metal, as that tends to be heavy. (My idea of hell is being stuck in the afterlife with just Jinhaos. Or cranky Lamys.)
I love stub/calligraphy nibs. I write in huge letters (I do not have fine control to write small) and I enjoy the panache of a nice 1.1. Points then to Ranga and ASA, which will fit pens with Jowo stubs.
I'm a writer. The more ink in there, the better.
I'm not a tinkerer. I want the damn thing to work well from the get go (and so I will never again buy a Noodler's pen).
Looking forward to your wisdom, everyone. Happy New Year!