There is already such pen , but of course the Mfr was not interested in marketing it outside of China, and there is several reason to that, but primary of that is purely business. If the Mfr can made a business home market without the need for massive effort and cost to marketing then it surely do not made sense for them to do the opposite. Actually the $20 - $30 pen is not considered high end even in Chinese own home market, that price range reflect most of the mid range / next level keepsake pen so to speak, as compared to the like of entry and just mid range workhorse. China the home market had a large population that actually use these pens regularly , daily, and as primary writing tools. So its not as simple as such, variety at this price range can be rather daunting for those not familiar with the Chinese fountain pen scene.
Another one is very much market specific and a perceived thing. Chinese fountain pen Mfr, despite business as such; they still think of fountain pen as daily ware more than high end fashion / hobby item which is a fact; around the home market anyway. And a really top dollar pen is not really top of priority for these Mfr(s) ; after all most of their customer are not in the market for that $200.00 Gold nib pen, sure the clients know that gold nib being an up market option but really it does not help with the writing nor being needed. In short its a luxury extra.
The asked for Gold nib $100-$200 gold nibbed pen thus is a product that pretty much not being sought by the customers ; and not an enticing business preposition either. As of today only a few individual workshop making custom pen would likely tailor to this need and annually Hero tend to bring out one or in some time two / three truly high end gold nib pen , usually of small batch or limited production, but then of course again its too much effort to market oversea that will not return good business so they never made it out of the border ( usually ), as a matter of fact I am not sure if most fellow member know about Hero(s) more common gold nib pen range other than the knowledge of the Hero 100 and Hero 200 ( both literally several decades old already ); say for example the 2017 release of their regular catalog item Model 2191
Edited by Mech-for-i, 13 June 2018 - 14:15.