Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Best Demonstrator Pen In A Budget


RudraDev
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 19
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • mitto

    2

  • OCArt

    1

  • akrohn2010

    1

  • RudraDev

    2

Hello and welcome to this friendly corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. There is such a wealth of information waiting for you to discover on this site. Browse through the forum on Chinese pens and you'll find a lot of demonstrators at very inexpensive prices.

"It's funny; in this era of email and voice mail and all those things that I did not even grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy."  Elizabeth Kostova

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

For under 50 dollars, probably TWSBI or a Pilot Prera, Pilots are very good quality and TWSBI has a good reputation

 

There are several decent quality demonstrators from Chinese brands, but I'd advise being very careful to do research on specific models because quality control and materials are not the same as other, better brands, sometimes there are even issues like the pens simply cracking and becoming unusable under normal use. What sort of features are you looking for like filling system, interchangeable nibs, pen size, completely clear or translucent? You can probably find them in a Chinese pen but there's a good chance you will have to do some work on the pen yourself to get it working as you like.

 

I do not recommend the Nemosine Singularity demonstrator, I quite like many aspects of it, but the plastic is not sturdy and is definitely prone to cracking.

 

Whichever pens you think are good candidates, don't buy a pen without considering how it will fit in your hand and daily use, think about questions such as is the length and balance right or too top heavy, is it too wide or skinny for you, can you get another nib if something happens to the one that comes in it, is it easy to clean, those kinds of things are worth being a bit picky about at this price point.

Edited by WirsPlm
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!

Pilot Prera would be my choice.

PAKMAN

minibanner.gif                                    Vanness-world-final.png.c1b120b90855ce70a8fd70dd342ebc00.png

                                                 My Favorite Pen Restorer                                 My Favorite Brick and Mortar Store

                                                                                                                                Vanness Pens - Now selling Online!

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

Snailmail3.png Snail Mail 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hello!

 

I have no idea if the Wing Sung 698 is the best, but I find it well made, comfortable to use, sturdy, and reliable. No complaints.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is the INTRODUCTION sub forum. So do not expect much suggestions in response to your query.

 

Posting in 'Fountain & Dip Pens-First Stop' would be helpful.

Khan M. Ilyas

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to FPN! I'd say a transparent TWSBI Eco is the best demonstrator under $50.

Currently inked:

- Pilot Custom 743 <M> with Pilot Black

- Pelikan M120 Iconic Blue <B> with Pilot Blue

- Lamy Studio All Black <M> with Pilot Blue-Black

YouTube fountain pen reviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2qU4nlAfdZpQrSakktBMGg/videos

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!


- Winston Churchill



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 months later...

None of us knows how long he shall live or when his time will come. But soon all that will be left of our brief lives is the pride our children feel when they speak our names.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Pilot Prera is an excellent option for tinkering - since you can swap the nib with the Plumix for additional shading and line variation. But for budget demonstrators, I think the TWSBI Eco is still the gold standard for value.

 

I just got one for my wife and it's a fantastic writer, beautifully displays the ink in a clear barrel, and the Diamine we push through it flows smoothly for long periods of time without skipping.

 

Just my two cents.

"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know." - Harry S Truman

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to FPN! I'd second a vote for the TWSBI Eco - well under your budget and a fantastic pen, let alone demonstrator, for only $30.

Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I found out long ago.

~C.S. Lewis

--------------

Current Rotation:

Edison Menlo <m italic>, Lamy 2000 <EF>, Wing Sung 601 <F>

Pilot VP <F>, Pilot Metropolitan <F>, Pilot Penmanship <EF>

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Both already mentioned, but deservedly so: Wing Sung 698 and TWSBI Eco.

 

 

-k

Edited by katerchen
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share



  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37808
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30915
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25595
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • Matthew TWP
      @Ruaidhri This was an absolutely wonderful bit of writing, and I hope that you're able to maintain the style once all of the medications are out of your system.  Take care and recover quickly!
    • Dr.X
      Very punny daniel
    • danielfalgerho
      These comments make me sad as I sympathise with Ruaidhri, having great difficulties in being taken seriously. Or being taken at all (no off-colors jokes, please!) In spite of overwhelming odds,  Ruaidhri -now I know how to spell it- made a courageous decision and stuck to it. I was diagnosed with a similar growth in a place I will not reveal. Oh, well, if you insist it was Mount Sinai Hospital. But I firmly intend to walk in Ruaidhri's footsteps, if he will let me, on my next visit to Dublin.
    • ParramattaPaul
      Reminds me of the day my associates and I developed a cure for all mankind's ills and mistakenly wrote it down with invisible ink.
    • AnneD
      Was that the end of the Laboratory? Somehow the exactitude created a fully destructive device, as always!
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 11 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 11 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 11 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 11 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 11 months
  • Random Adverts

    • By Attilio
      51 years and 11 months
    • By deltac13
      51 years and 11 months
    • By akafridi3
      EXPIRED
    • By Okami
      51 years and 11 months
    • By Raymond3
      51 years and 11 months
  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. alborticus
      alborticus
      (40 years old)
    2. ardvarticus
      ardvarticus
      (28 years old)
    3. BB Crafts
      BB Crafts
    4. bbqncigars
      bbqncigars
      (82 years old)
    5. Caneta
      Caneta
      (55 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...