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What is your favorite beginner fountain pen?



What is your favorite beginner fountain pen?  

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  1. 1. What is your favorite beginner fountain pen?

    • Lamy Safari
      6
    • Lamy Al-Star
      0
    • Pilot Metropolitan
      3
    • Pilot Explorer
      0
    • Platinum Preppy/Prefounte
      1
    • Platinum Plasir
      0
    • Jinhao Shark
      0
    • Jinhao X450/X750
      0
    • Pelikan Pelikano
      0
    • Pelikan Grip
      0
    • TWSBI GO
      0
    • TWSBI ECO
      0
    • Diplomat Magnum
      2
    • Kaweco Sport
      1
    • Kaweco Perkeo
      1
    • Other (please name below)
      2
    • I’m a beginner who wants to see the results!
      0


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collectorofmanythings

Please help beginners! Things like this are things that I’m sure many beginners look at to see which pen to first buy. Thank you to all who participate!

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collectorofmanythings

Also, my personal favorite is the Diplomat Magnum, it feels like a gold nib without the gold nib price! It also goes from extra-fine all the way to broad!

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BayesianPrior

I said Lamy Safari because it's (virtually) indestructible, and the nibs are inexpensive and easily swappable.  The fountain pen ingenue can experience a variety of nib sizes with a limited budget and without having to worry about pulling friction fit feeds, etc.

 

Also it was my first fountain pen.  I'm sure there are equally worthy candidates in the list - I just haven't had the pleasure to use them yet.

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ParramattaPaul

I have to go with a Diplomat Magnum.  I would add a Pelikano Up (a very similar pen) or Junior to my choices if it was for a school age child. 

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collectorofmanythings
12 minutes ago, ParramattaPaul said:

I have to go with a Diplomat Magnum.  I would add a Pelikano Up (a very similar pen) or Junior to my choices if it was for a school age child. 

That’s great! Be sure to add your answer to the poll above! Thank you!

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ParramattaPaul
4 minutes ago, collectorofmanythings said:

That’s great! Be sure to add your answer to the poll above! Thank you!

Done.

 

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collectorofmanythings
1 minute ago, ParramattaPaul said:

Done.

 

Thanks!

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sansenri

I know this may sound excessive as there are a lot of cheaper pens out there, and some of them are not bad.

Nonetheless, if money is not an issue, I'd start higher up.

If you start with a very good pen, you will not turn back.

Also, if you start with a very good pen, and use it for a period of time, you will then immediately recognize bad pens when you try them...

That's why I'd recommend a beginner to start at least from a Pelikan M200.

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peroride

Other: I've been converted to the Pilot Parallel Party 🤓

 

Courtesy of @Inky Rocks

 

 

 

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