I am Dinesh and i am from Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. I am intrigued by fountain pens when introduced to me during my schooldays. Since then using them all my life.
I have used a Camlin 36 fountain pen with Royal blue brill ink which is an eyedropper pen. It is used from my 8th grade till last year when i decided to retire the pen and hold it as a treasure since
it has given me many memories. Then i bought a Lamy safari Charcoal extra fine with converter last year and using it as a daily driver. It is a very good writer.
Last month, i casually researched about fountain pens online and found out about various brands to name a few like Cross, Sailor, Montblanc, Pelikan, Kaweco, Jinhao, Sheaffer, etc.
I zoomed in on piston fillers and narrowed my choice to Pelikan M1000.
I have read our forum posts about how to procure it from either cult pens or from a brick and mortar stores and i am unsure. I know it is a huge leap to go from Lamy Safari to Pelikan M1000.
Last week, I went to a Pelikan retailer (WilliamPenn) in VR Mall, Chennai to ask for quote of M1000 and got a quote of Rs. 46000/- and was told that the pen will arrive 20 days after ordering.
I went to that physical store to have a glimpse of the pen and try it out, but no choice for me here. So here i am in our forum asking questions in introductory post itself.
Am i making a mistake of going for M1000. Please suggest me in this regard.
Have a great day everyone.
PS: Model image of my camlin 36