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    Smoothest Writing

    So I've stumbled into this section of the forums here, and I'm a bit curious. If one were looking for the smoothest writing pen at a great (budget) price, what would they look for?

    I'll be honest here, my handwriting is horrible. I've never used a fountain pen, and I've never been a fan of the cheap free-flowing ink (gel or otherwise) pens available at all local stores.

    With that said, I'd still love to have a pen that I can keep with me as I used to do with a small space pen way back in my school days.

    Please point me in the right direction!

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    Well, if you want a cheap, smooth fountain pen, there is a Lamy that I seem to recall is quite good. I think it is the Safari. I tried it in a pen shop, the stainless steel nib was plenty smooth enough and it was less than twenty quid. Personally I didn't like it because the grip was molded plastic in a triangle shape that forced my fingers into a position I wouldn't normally hold a pen. But everyone else seemed to like this about it!

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    Re: Smoothest Writing

    Caran D'Ache (also) makes affordable ballpoints that are very smooth writing with shock resistant tip.

    http://www.cultpens.com/acatalog/Car..._Original.html

    http://www.pengallery.com/default.as...&range_index=7

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    Re: Smoothest Writing

    I've been very pleased with the Pilot disposable Varsity fountain pens. They're cheap, usually under $4. They're not refillable, so a purist would laugh at this, but they write very smoothly, and are a good way to test whether you like the feel of a fountain pen without investing a larger chunk of money.
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    Re: Smoothest Writing

    I think a ballpoint would be my best bet, but I'd like to try out that $4 FP to get an idea of how they work and feel.

    Any other opinions for super fluid and smooth ballpoints? :)

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    Re: Smoothest Writing

    Ballpoints are all pretty well the same with the exception of the gel ballpoints that write more like a rollerball. I would try a few out and see what you like, in a BP I feel like its all personal preference.
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    Re: Smoothest Writing

    These Sheaffer Intensity sell for around $31.00 each, before shipping.






    These Sheaffer 500 sell for around $33.75 each, before shipping.






    While the folllowing should sell for well within $4.00 each, before shipping.

    http://www.bicworld.com/us/products/...-pens/disp:all
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    $45.00 (before shipping) for this full gold-plated Sheaffer Targa NOS.




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    Re: Smoothest Writing

    Ball points will never compete with fountain pens when it comes to effortless writing.

    I would like to suggest that you give a Waterman Phileas a try. For a $60.00 (I've found them as inexpensive as $30.00) pen it is just a great writer! Not a bad looking instrument either.

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    Re: Smoothest Writing

    I agree wholeheartedly with B/Lips.

    Love them or hate them (I love them), fountain pens are king when it comes to comfortable, effortless writing. Ballpoints cannot hold a candle to them.
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