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Hey there, this is my first post on The Fountain Pen Network and I'm a 16 year old high school student from New Delhi, India. I'm a beginner in the Fountain Pen world and I only own a Dark Lilac Lamy Safari (Medium Nib) and a Pilot Metropolitan (Fine Nib). I use Sheaffer Skrip Blue for my Lamy and Pilot Black Ink for my Metropolitan to write on my school notebooks with bad quality paper. Now considering that we in India, have a low supply of foreign fountain pen brands and what's available to me either online on Amazon India or in a local pen shop williampenn.net costs a great deal than what folks in the US pay, for instance my question is, which gold nib fountain pen would be a good option for me under or in the ballpark of $200-$250 (about INR.5000 to INR. 15000). I definately want it to be a gold nib as i want to feel the experience of writing with one getting some feedback with it maybe. Also, I feel that my Lamy Medium nib is a tad bit too thick for me and my Fine Metropolitan nib is way too thin for my liking. I feel that a European Fine or a Japanese Medium would do (As I am considering to buy a Lamy 2000 or a Platinum 3776). One last thing is that we don't get a lot of inks here in India, but I have managed to find Edelstein, Waterman, Private Reserve and Diamine Inks either online or in William Penn and I want a good Bright blue (I am considering Diamine Oxford Blue for INR. 800/$13) so which color would be a good option for an everyday blue? P.S, if anyone could find me cheaper priced gold nib pens like the Lamy 2000 with cheap international shipping online, or somewhere in Delhi, I would be very thankful. Thank You for your time! :)

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Hi. Welcome to FPN.

I know a retailer in New Delhi, Ravi Tiwari of Pens Point who sells at fair prices and have purchased few pens from him. He is a reliable seller. You can get in touch with him with help of following link.

http://pensravi.blogspot.in/

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Thank you very much Prashant sir. I spoke to Ravi Tiwari from Pens Point and he sure does have a huge variety of Pens and inks available at his shop. I would be visiting soon and would probably buy the Lamy 2000 in Fine nib. What all pens do you have in your collection by the way, sir?

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Thank you very much Prashant sir. I spoke to Ravi Tiwari from Pens Point and he sure does have a huge variety of Pens and inks available at his shop. I would be visiting soon and would probably buy the Lamy 2000 in Fine nib. What all pens do you have in your collection by the way, sir?

List would be too much. But I have few Indian brands camlin Airmail Gama Asa Ranga Constellation 88 and international brands Sheaffer Waterman Pilot Sailor Lamy TWSBI. Few among My favorites are Lamy 2000 makrolon fine, sheaffer Targa fine (steel) TWSBI vac 700 and 700R in EF TWSBI diamond 580 in EF Sailor pro gear sapporo fine pilot capless fine (steel) pilot lucina fine pilot custom 74 fine and constellation 88 sulfer fine. Hoping to get Lamy Dialog3 in EF soon.

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Thank you very much Prashant sir. I spoke to Ravi Tiwari from Pens Point and he sure does have a huge variety of Pens and inks available at his shop. I would be visiting soon and would probably buy the Lamy 2000 in Fine nib. What all pens do you have in your collection by the way, sir?

Lamy 2000 was my first gold nib pen too. It's my favorite. Good choice. Enjoy it.

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Alright everybody, this is an update for the post. I purchased Pelikan M400 White Tortoiseshell in Fine nib with Edelstein Topaz ink for $240 from Cultpens.com as a birthday gift for myself as I fell in love with the White Tortoiseshell finish, which was only available in the M400 size. The price for M400 and M600 was almost the same, but that finish looked killer to me. Also, I went to the local pen shop in my city and held both the 400 and 600 sizes and found either of them very comfortable (Considering I have smaller hands). Now, it's just that wait that is between me and my pen. Let's hope there are no problems with the customs. Also, I might do a review after getting the pen hopefully.

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