While putting together my November pen rotation, two old mates decided to hook up and what a pair they make. The Pelikan M400 might be a tad small, but the nib makes up for that minor inconvenience. Waterman Florida Blue not only matches the barrel, but flows perfectly. The duo even improves my handwriting. What more can you ask of pen and ink?
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This is not a recommendation for TWSBI products, but if you were waiting to weigh in with an entry-level model, the new ECO might be for you. There has been discussion about it for months and it finally became available today. I will say that the price of $28.99 for a 1.1 stub is very reasonable. There are no reviews yet so you are on your own. Interested?
My Conklin Duragraph has been the focus of several conversations the past few days so instead of writing a full review, here are a few comments and some images that say all there is to say about this well-priced, attractive and sweet-writing pen.
- Attractive and well constructed especially at the price point.
- Nicely balanced and long enough to not need posting.
- Diameter at the section is very comfortable.
- Cartridge or converter for easy maintenance.
- Silver-colored steel stub nib is 1.1mm and smooth with good flow.
- Good value for money at under $45 from several retailers.
Caveat: I am still working to improve the photos taken with my phone. The colors are off in places and the clarity imperfect, but you can get the general idea regardless.