Fountain Pen Series, Classics

Personally, I’d group fountain pens into 4 series-es, with some famous/ classic pens in each as follows:

  • Entry level $30 – $60 – Steel nibs, plastic body
    • Lamy Safari
    • Twisbi Echo
  • Mid-tier $100 – $300 – Gold nibs
    • Pilot VP
    • Lamy 2000
    • Pelikan M800
    • Rotring 600 (steel, discontinued)
  • Expensive pens $400 – $1,000 – Larger size
    • Montblanc 149
    • Visconti Homosapiens
    • Pelikan M1000
    • Conid
    • Graf von Faber-Castell Classic
  • Super-Luxury Extra Something Level – $1,500+ – Limited edition, rare
    • Omas Arco
    • Visconti Divina Proporzione
    • Montblanc Hemmingway
    • Namiki / Nakaya Urushi

For inks, I’d say the most famous is Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki.

It’s blue, so will be the most mainstream, because people can use it daily even for business writing – it’s a generic standard blue – nice and bright with good shading – many many people seem to love it a lot. Then maybe Sailor Jentle Yama-dori – sheening turquoise. 

For non-standard, Iroshizuku Yama-budo, Noodler’s Apache Sunset/ Golden Brown/ Black Swan in Australian Roses

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