How about some sub-$50 recommendations for fountain and rollerball? So far I've seen good reviews of lamy safari/al star and pilot 78g
i just bought the shaeffer vm. i really like the compact size. the grip isnt the most comfortable and it's a little too short for my hand, but i love the nib and i love the casing and feel of it. it takes international size cartridges tho which are kind of small
yeah i looked into converters but it appeared that it either didnt fit in this pen or there was literally no information about it. i didnt want the hassle of buying something and having to mod it or return it
no for most shaeffer pens you need shaeffer proprietary cartridges, but the vfm uses international standard. only the standard convertors are apparently too small? i was reading that you had to mod the convertors because the barrel of the pen was too thick and also the cartridges wouldnt fit properly length wise
Aside from the 18k Waterman a family member gave me, I've also purchased a Lamy Swift and a Pilot metropolitan. All 3 are are great depending on the type of paper. The waterman is definitely the smoothest. My handwriting still blows.