I received a "free" fountain pen, some time ago, a famous de-luxe brand, costing more than £100, from a high-end LOYALTY SCHEME. My pen always seemed to leak, needed servicing.
I write really neatly (italic hand) and never really felt that my de-luxe pen was in sympathy with my own handwriting.
My new Parker (so cheap!) feels really comfortable: I love writing with it. I'm astounded by the price I paid: it feels like a super-luxury product - and, so far, seems to work rather better, and more comfortably, than my £100+ fountain pen. I'm buying this second pen for use in my office.
PS What colour ink do you use? In about 1974 a French professor told me that,… Read more