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Pilot Penmanship Fountain Pen with Ergo Grip - Extra Fine Nib - Black Body - PILOT P-FP-50R-B-EF
  Writes a *very* fine..., May 31, 2012
Writes a *very* fine line, which I love, just a hair thicker than my .3mm ballpoint. After flossing with a nylon quilting thread, it lays down a consistent line with Private Reserve Tanzanite. It has a little bit of a scratchy feel, but maybe that's because the nib is so fine. I use a con-50 converter in it. I wish I'd gotten the clear instead, so I could convert it to an eyedropper and see when I need ink. Maybe I'll have to buy one of those now.....
Pilot Plumix Fountain Pen - Medium Flat Italic Nib - Black Body - PILOT 90040
  Love the extra-wide,..., May 31, 2012
Love the extra-wide, flat nib. It makes all my handwritten notes look special. I tried converting it to an eyedropper, and it blurted out ink. I'd read about that problem; now I know for myself. So I re-drilled the hole in the end and now use a con-50 converter. (The con-20 I'd tried awhile ago leaked in both the Plumix and my Penmanship, and I'd also read about con-20's inconsistent quality control.) For the price, it's a terrific pen -- smooth flow after flossing with nylon quilting thread, nice calligraphy capabilities, and just the right width for everyday use, too.
Ohto Tasche Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - Blue Body - OHTO FF-10T BLUE
  I have 8 fountain pens,..., May 5, 2012
I have 8 fountain pens, and this is my favorite. I had some trouble with dry ink flow, so I flossed the tines of the nib with nylon thread I had from quilting. It wrote very nicely then, with an even flow. Then I switched from Noodler's Blue to Aurora Black ink. Now it writes like my friend's expensive Waterman, just wet enough and very, very smooth.

I love the cobalt blue color and the silver barrel, and the pen's overall design is very attractive. I like how compact it is. I wish it could use a converter, but that's a tradeoff in a pen this compact.
Pilot Fountain Pen CON-20 Converter - PILOT CON-20
  This leaked with both..., May 5, 2012
This leaked with both my Penmanship and my Plumix from Day 1. I've read that they are inconsistent in quality and that leaking is often a problem. Very frustrating.

I really don't want to use cartridges, so I'm ordering a CON-50. But I would have preferred not to waste money on the CON-20.
Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - White Body - KAWECO 10000006
  Soooooo smooooooooth!..., April 24, 2011
Soooooo smooooooooth! Now I know what "smooth" means. It lays down a lot of ink, so it's not as fine as a Preppy or Tasche. On Rhodia paper, it's a dream.
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