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Entry level writing instruments?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hi gents,

I'm looking for a simple nice looking ballpoint pen that I can use on a daily basis. I saw some nice looking Mont Blanc models for around 300 or so dollars. I'm not looking to spend a lot at this point. I'm trying to keep it at or under the $300 mark. With that said, can you suggest any other alternatives and pros/cons?

Thanks!
post #2 of 20
Personally I am a fan of Cross Pens. They are lovely to handle and write with and range from inexpensive to luxury items.
post #3 of 20
Pelikan is my daily go to pen. I use the rollerball though.
post #4 of 20
I only have experience w/ ft pens, but I find Pelikan & Namiki the most reliable.
post #5 of 20
Pilot Timeline Past in Aluminum and Wenge

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/kibuntenkan/item/878946/

Lamy 2000 Rollerball

http://www.lamyusa.com/lamy_rollerball_L301_2000.php

However this is what I carry most days:

http://countycomm.com/stainlesspen.html

You can write with it, use it as a book weight, or crack skulls with it.
post #6 of 20

"Entry level" with $300 for a pen?  Really?

 

That's a messed-up use of the term "entry level."

post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by jt10000 View Post

"Entry level" with $300 for a pen?  Really?

That's a messed-up use of the term "entry level."

$300 bucks for an entry level writing instrument/pen, that sounds about right for StyleForvm MC.
post #8 of 20
I woulnd't spend that much on a ballpoint. On pens in general (Fountains in my case) I'm currently on a Platnium -- very good. I also enjoy most of the other japanese pens (Salior is very good), however my main aim is nib quality which isn't an issue for you obviously.


(Models not listed as I'm not sure they come in ballpoint)
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Pelikan is my daily go to pen. I use the rollerball though.
Pelikan is my brand of choice.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by wj4 View Post

Hi gents,
I'm looking for a simple nice looking ballpoint pen that I can use on a daily basis. I saw some nice looking Mont Blanc models for around 300 or so dollars. I'm not looking to spend a lot at this point. I'm trying to keep it at or under the $300 mark. With that said, can you suggest any other alternatives and pros/cons?
Thanks!


What an od thing to ask. spam[1].gif ?
post #11 of 20
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What an od thing to ask. spam[1].gif ?
Eh?
post #12 of 20
I was given this IWC pen 15+ years ago by a family friend and it's still going strong:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Collectible-Genuine-Two-Tone-Gold-Steel-IWC-Pen-/160517693232?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255f999f30
(this ebay listing isn't mine, it's just the only other place I've ever seen this pen).
post #13 of 20

You can get almost any mont blanc on ebay used for sub $300. I recently picked up a rubber starwalker (retail $470) for $220 shipped. 

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Pelikan is my daily go to pen. I use the rollerball though.


+1.  Pelikan Souveran M600 fountain pen.  Not (my) entry level pen, but now my day to day pen. 

post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
I don't see why this thread would be a spam thread. Members talk about expensive writing instruments here from what I've observed.

$300 would be entry level from the prices I see. They can go well into the 4 figure range and onwards. It's expensive for the general public but again here shoes like AE is entry level whereas it's the cream of the crop to most.

I'm not talking about used items just to keep the playing field leveled.

Thanks for the helpful replies, gents!
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