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Hello, Forum! I have been using cheap Chinese fountain pens for over three years (and also a Lamy Safari) and they aren't cutting it for me anymore. I REALLY want to buy an amazing fountain pen that will become a life long writing instrument. The only problem is that there are way too many pens to choose from ;~;. Some specifications: A sexy nib, a marble/ resin look, and also it can't be one solid color. I apologize for having to make a selfish first post, but I feel that this is an unbiased place.

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In the same class as your Safari, but different, you might try a Pilot Metropolitan. Depending on your budget you might try a vintage Pelikan 120/140/400. They are lifelong keepers.

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Oh, there are sooo many pens you can choose from. How about a Pelikan Souveran 400? Great pen, piston filler, very durable. Look for the red - it's the prettiest color. If you have the money to spurge, go for a Nakaya with Urushi. If you can't afford that, I suggest a Bexley Corona, also a piston filler.

 

Good luck! Lots of great pens to choose from.

 

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Using right now:

Marlen M10 Lux "F" nib running an unknown blue ink cartridge

Wancher Seven Treasures "F" nib running Noodler's Cayenne

Waldmann Xetra "F" nib running Aurora Black

Tibaldi Bononia "F" nib running Noodler's Burgundy

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Ah, I forgot to tell you all my spending limits! Also, I'm looking for something that will make the safari look like a bic. My limit is $800.

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Then go for a Nakaya. You will not regret it.

 

Erick

 

Using right now:

Marlen M10 Lux "F" nib running an unknown blue ink cartridge

Wancher Seven Treasures "F" nib running Noodler's Cayenne

Waldmann Xetra "F" nib running Aurora Black

Tibaldi Bononia "F" nib running Noodler's Burgundy

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Well that opens it up a bit :) I highly recommend you look at Edison pens. Order the color/model/nib size that appeals to you and you basically have a custom pen. Pelikan Souverans come in at least 5 different sizes, and Visconti makes some pretty colorful pens as does Delta. Just my .02

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What about the Platinum 3776?
The Bourgogne and Chartres Blue are beautiful, and I think there's a new one that's Jupiter Marble or something.

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I hate to be nibpicky (pun intended) but I would really prefer something that isn't perfectly round and again has more than two colors.

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I was thinking a Parker Duofold Centennial or a Sheaffer Balance. Both have some really nice marble colors. The price on them isn't that bad either. I think a vintage Sheaffer Balance would be a nice investment too. I can't argue against the Pelikans or the Edisons either.

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There is a MB 149 with an F nib in the classifieds for a whopping... $385

I'd buy that instantly if I had the money.

 

*edit: never mind, I just saw that you didn't want something round.

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Fellowship and harmony use to be the mood at FPN. "Whose baby is cuter?" See what you have done ? You and your can of worms ! :lticaptd:

 

+1 for Pelikan Soveran.

 

That's a lot of money. Get to a brick and motor pen shop for "hands-on" deciding. Where are you located in New York ?

 

BTW, The LAMY Safari is a great pen. Everybody should have at least one.

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I agree that a Pelikan Souveran would fit your criteria nicely. Hope you find a nice pen that suits you.

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