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Entry level writing instruments?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by wj4, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    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!
     


  2. FashionFadz

    FashionFadz Active Member

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    Personally I am a fan of Cross Pens. They are lovely to handle and write with and range from inexpensive to luxury items.
     


  3. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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


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    ncdobson Senior member

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    I only have experience w/ ft pens, but I find Pelikan & Namiki the most reliable.
     


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    Hayward Senior member

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    jt10000 Senior member

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

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


  7. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    $300 bucks for an entry level writing instrument/pen, that sounds about right for StyleForvm MC.
     
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  8. Plestor

    Plestor Senior member

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    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)
     


  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Pelikan is my brand of choice.
     


  10. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    What an od thing to ask. :spam: ?
     
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  11. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Eh?
     


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    Tim Bender New Member

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    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.
     


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


  15. wj4

    wj4 Senior member

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    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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