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Fountain Pens With A Screw On Cap That Are Inexpensive

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#1 The_Beginner

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:20

Hello,

 

I was wondering if  there were some dependable brands that provided cheap fountain pens for beginners but also had a screw on cap. I wanted to introduce my cousin to fountain pens, but i have yet to find an inexpensive screw on cap pen.

 

 

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#2 Honeybadgers

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:38

what is "inexpensive"?

 

$15 or so, wing sung 698.

 

under $5, jinhao 992, but you run the risk of it cracking. 


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#3 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:49

TWSBI Eco at just under $30 is a dependable starter pen with a screw-on cap.



#4 The_Beginner

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 05:52

Oh im sorry by inexpensive price range would be 35$ and below



#5 Freddy

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:00

Hello,

 

I was wondering if  there were some dependable brands that provided cheap fountain pens for beginners but also had a screw on cap. I wanted to introduce my cousin to fountain pens, but i have yet to find an inexpensive screw on cap pen.

 

 

As always thank you for reading,

 

Sincerely,

 

The Beginner 

The_Beginner..Firstly Welcome Aboard and enjoy your time here.

Ok..$35 usd..how old is the recipient..are they in university...secondary school...professional..et al..

this will allow for a better recommendation.......

 

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Edited by Freddy, 29 October 2018 - 06:01.


#6 The_Beginner

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:05

He is just beginning university, I know I set the price a bit low but I'm saving money for his tuition is all.



#7 Freddy

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:11

He is just beginning university, I know I set the price a bit low but I'm saving money for his tuition is all.

Another question..Why a screw cap and not a slip....Slip cap would be advantageous for a student.

 

        Fred


Edited by Freddy, 29 October 2018 - 06:12.


#8 The_Beginner

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:14

I know my cousin well enough to know how he handles certain object like losing slip-on caps etc, i believe a screw cap would be more advantageous for him. 



#9 LizB

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:24

I think a TWSBI would be good, although would require bottled ink. Or if cartridges are what you want, how about the Kaweco Sport - I know the design is a little unconventional, but the cap would have to be posted so maybe less likely to be lost. 



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:32

There's a plenty of inexpensive pens with screw on caps, examples:

Jinhao 992 (<$2)
Kaigelu 316 ($25-35)
Wing Sung 698, 618 ($15)
Penbbs 308 ($15-25)
Penbbs 309 ($25-40)
most of the Fountain Pen Revolution offer, the including Daejeeling, Jaipur, Himalaya ($20-30)

You'll easily find reviews of those online, also here on FPN and on YouTube.

Edited by WJM, 29 October 2018 - 06:33.


#11 Freddy

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 06:50

I know my cousin well enough to know how he handles certain object like losing slip-on caps etc, i believe a screw cap would be more advantageous for him. 

Ok..No problemo.....Any particular filling system..size re diameter / length ...nib....extra-fine..fine..medium..broad...Color of pen...Material...That you are considering..

Cousin won't lose a screw cap.....

 

            Fred

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Edited by Freddy, 29 October 2018 - 07:14.


#12 putteringpenman

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:10

Nemosine Singularity is $20. I also have some Jinhao pens that are about $2 each.


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#13 gryphon1911

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 12:29

I'd also recommend a TWSBI Eco.  Decent nib choices and holds a good amount of ink.  Great for note taking or longer writing sessions a student might find themselves in.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 13:22

Some good suggestions. Normally at thos price point I might suggest a Lamy Al Star or Safari or even a Pilot Metropolitan. But they are all slip caps. The Eco is a decent pen in that range. If he is prone to dropping things it there might be better options. Especially since ot is near the top of your budget at just under $30. The Safari is probably a stronger plastic and the Al Star is aluminum.

Edited by Runnin_Ute, 29 October 2018 - 13:23.

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#15 dogpoet

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 13:41

If your cousin is going to be using the pen at university, a screw cap is definitely a good idea, but most of the pens I've seen with one have an internal reservoir, which will be a bit less convenient for him than a cartridge pen would.

Given that, the Kaweco Sport is a very good call. The Shaeffer No Nonsense would be ideal, but is tricky to get hold of these days. Most of the vintage ones on fleabay that are halfway affordable have a calligraphy nib, and the more recent models (which may well be knockoffs having nothing to do with Sheaffer) have a slip cap rather than a screw one.

Another plus for the Sport is that if he uses it clipless it'll work very handily as a pocket pen, and you can get short international cartridges pretty much everywhere you go in looking for a notebook or an A4 pad. They're also (in my experience: your mileage may vary, of course) pretty reliable.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 14:14

Dollar pen. Screw cap. Piston filler. Cheap.
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 14:33

Pilot 78G!


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#18 mhguda

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 15:45

Tons of Indian pens e.g. at Asapens.in, from Oliver, Click, to Gama, Wality, Kim, and of course Asa themselves...


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Posted 29 October 2018 - 15:51

Get him two pens from Fountain Pen Revolution, which ought to be possible within your price range, and a bottle of ink.  (For example, two Guru piston fillers and a 60ml bottle of blue, black, or blue-black ink comes to 26.50USD)  Should one run dry, he can switch to the other.    If an order includes at least one fountain pen and is over 25USD, he'll get a Muft eyedropper free, which can be his backup (if, say, he gets a Jaipur and a large bottle of ink).  If there are any problems, my experience is that Kevin will do what he can to make it right.


Edited by Arkanabar, 29 October 2018 - 16:12.


#20 dogpoet

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 18:49

Pilot 78G!

That's definitely a good call.







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