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    What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    I am not in the high end of the fountain pen world. The two pens under $100.00 that I have been very happy with are the Lamy Safari and the silver anniversary Levenger True Writer.
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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    Pilot Metropolitan is under $20 and amazing. Also check out the Jinhao 450 and 750. They are under $10 and actually pretty good. If you want a gold nib try the Platinum 5000. It’s a 14k gold nib and under $70


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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    Nemosene. Picked up recently. Very basic plastic, clear demonstrator, steel stub nib. Mine's 0.6mm, which is still fairly broad. Wet enough to support the line width, quite stable flow. No drying issue after a 2 day park...which isn't real long, but it's a pretty good test.

    Still too broad for general use but it's a fun piece.
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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    Almost all of them. The early Generation 1 Sheaffer Cartridge (school pens) were amazing. My Platinum Modern series pens are absolutely fantastic. Caran d'Ache Ecridor steel nibs are superb.

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    I really like my medium point Lamy 2000 and my Sailor Pro Gear Slim with fine point.
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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    I've been wondering the same thing. I'm not sure what to do

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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    Try this! Amazingly smooth!


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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    There are a ton of good quality fountain pens for under a 100, and that doubles if you start looking at the used market as well.

    Some that are you do not here much of unless in the fountain pen world to look at are some of the Chinese brands. Wing-sung has a piston filler for 20-40 depending upon where you buy it. The the moon pens are a good value as well.

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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    The Lamy 2,000. It's a workhorse, but it feels so very good in the hand due to the material it's made of. It's not the prettiest I've seen but at least it has a more "modern" vibe to it. I actually purchased a second one to use with a different ink.

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    Re: What fountain pen has pleasantly surprised you?

    I picked up a TWSBI Eco-T in fine point, and for $30, it's a solid writer. The nib (SS) is a little scratchy, but that is to be expected. I agree with the poster that spoke of the used market. That is where you find great deals. If you're on Instagram, follow @virtualpenshow It's a marketplace that focuses on private sellers. I've bought and sold several pens that way, including my favorite pen. My Sailor Pro Gear Millecolore.

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