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Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Honey - NOODLERS 14012
  I had a bad experience..., May 20, 2013
I had a bad experience with noodlers in the past (Ahab) but for $20, this pen tempted me to try it again, (especially after the numerous 5 star reviews). My personal experience has been extremely positive. I find this pen to be a joy to write with. For me it has been reliable without any leaking ink problems. It starts reliably, even after being carried around in my backpack all day. If you are looking for a flex nib pen, for $20 this writes as well if not better than many of my pens which cost $100 or more. I highly recommend it.
Uni Jetstream 4&1 4 Color 0.7 mm Ballpoint Multi Pen + 0.5 mm Pencil - Silver Body - UNI MSXE510007.26
  I bought a couple of..., July 30, 2012
I bought a couple of multi-pens for score keeping baseball games. This one is tops by far. I can't believe how smooth the ink flow is. True, it's a tad on the "chubby" side, but it's not a lot different than the fountain pens I use so I like it. and for the price? Score.

Highly recommended.
Pentel TRF91 Tradio Fountain Pen - Medium Nib - Apple Green Body - Blue Ink - PENTEL TRF91K
  When I saw that Pentel..., July 30, 2012
When I saw that Pentel had a very affordable fountain pen I was excited. Generally I love their roller balls and I thought this could be a good pen. So here's the silly thing, the first thing they do is include a full size ink cartridge (bonus!) that has two different ends.. oh. Which one am I supposed to use? I tried the parker compatible end but could not get the pen to pierce the opening, so I flipped it and tried the international end. That seemed to work.

However, once I got the ink flowing the pen had very nice bold lines that never skipped. It's much more of an American medium than a Japanese one. (feels > 1.0mm). The pen is light and the clear windows in the cap let you see the nib when the cap is on.

The reason I rated it so low however is the cap, it keeps slipping off the pen when it's posted (placed on the back of the pen during writing). It clicks into place just fine when closing the pen, but there's not enough friction between the barrel and the pen cap for it to stay on and during writing. After a few minutes it will "squirm" loose then just flop off. I personally find this annoying. It's a shame really because otherwise it's a nice writing pen for the money.
Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 05 Medium Nib - Black Ink - PLATINUM PPQ-200 1 05
  For $3.30 I ordered these..., January 12, 2012
For $3.30 I ordered these along with another pen. Just for kicks I thought I'd give it a run. I was totally impressed. the ink flow was silky smooth, almost like writing with a felt tip. The lines are broad for a Japanese pen. I plan to order a couple more to hold colored inks.

Best $3 pen of any kind I own.
Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen - Fine Nib - White Body - KAWECO 10000006
  I normally avoid fine..., January 6, 2012
I normally avoid fine nib pens, but this pen was so highly rated I thought I would give it a try. I am really impressed with the Kaweco fountain pens (I also have a medium sport classic). They are light and rather small, but the faceted cap keeps them in place on the desk (as another reviewer pointed out) and they are comfortable in my pocket. The only negative I've found is that full size waterman (international) refills won't fit in the short body, but the normal "half size" refills work great.

For a fine nib, this is about the same width as a pilot medium nib. The Kaweco is very smooth and these Classic sports are the best pen for the price I've seen. So far this pen has flowed smoothly across a wide range of paper types from Moleskin to loose leaf to Steno pad. Also a big buggaboo for me is starting. I'm left handed and a lot of high price pens fail to start flowing when I write my A's, T's, or S's. This pen, once inked starts flawlessly every time - something that is very important to me personally.

So I highly recommend this pen. If you've never tried, or avoided a fine tip pen before this is a great one to start with.
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