Good old Kaweco. It has withstood the test of time and is hands down the best bang for your buck. I bought a Broad nib because i like to show off my inks, not to mention that the only way you'll get a buttery-smooth nib glide at this price point is by going for a B, BB, or 1.1 stub nib (sorry, all you "fine" folks!). The pen comes with 1 international standard cartridge, but i bought the little piston converter from Truphae for $4 and that way i get to step outside the restrictive world of prefab cartridges and into my own colorful ink paradise. Beginner or not, this pen is for you! A crowd pleaser the likes of which i have yet to find in 20 years of pen enthusiasm.
Writes like a dream. The iridescent pearl pops in any light. Just a joy of a pen.
It is a pretty pen for sure, and I do like the design of it. It's comfortable in the hand, the nib is smooth, but the ink flow is very inconsistent. The feed can't keep up. I had the exact same problem with my last sport. Fortunately, after trying every trick in the book, I've made it write much better, but it's still not perfect.
Smooth writing and comfortable in the hand even though it is a smaller pen.
It's a small pen and nice to write with. I used a converter with it then a universal cartridge. Wrote more than 25 pages in my notebook with it before noticing there was ink building up just under the threads. It appears the seam couldn't hold up to regular use. It did a fair job considering I wrote more than 10,000 words with it and took it on a flight. Nice ink flow and the nib treated me well. I hope to still be able to use it but maybe not every day when I've got a story to tell.