"If you really need an inexpensive fine line, I would highly recommend a Hero pen. I own about 20 of them and they are (almost) all very good pens. Currently I carry a Hero knockoff of a Parker 51. However, this one has some really…"
"I'm in a similar situation. I've never used a fountain pen before, and I think I'd like to start. I've looked a Parker and a Waterman. I'm not sure what weight of a line I would like the pen to produce. I currently use a…"
"I agree with Luke in his recommendation of the LAMY fountain pens. Depending on where you purchase your pens, the LAMY Safari will cost you about $30.00. I would also suggest pens made by the ACME company, they'll cost you a little more, about…"
"I've got a Lamy Safari Al-Star that was like, $35-$40. I can't remember how much exactly. It's been serving me very well and the line isn't remarkably fine but it's a good pen. I'm using Noodler's Bulletproof…"
"I've got a Lamy Safari, and while it's not too impressive looking (except to the people who are all "omg you have a fountain pen!?!?") it's fine for general writing purposes. I bought it because I'd never owned a…"
"Never been disappointed with a Lamy or a Waterman!
I use a Waterman Harmonie on a daily basis to take notes in class/library/archive - http://www.waterman.com/en/style/pens/harmonie - but I don't know how much one would cost is the…"
"If you have the time and want something beautiful I'd say you should scan ebay for a vintage pen and do any necessary repairs yourself. The information and parts are not hard to find, I can provide some links if you're interested."
"I just finished reading Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. Next up will be Eureka by Edgar Allan Poe, which admittedly is not a book despite being Poe's longest work - it's still short. I'll probably read Dharma Bums by Kerouac…"
"I need some time to pick who I do this for. I am cycling 4,000 km across Europe next summer to raise money for microloans, but that's not now. I also volunteer to organize fun giant mob events but that's really not in-line with the purpose…"
"Being a graduate student, first off, I have almost no expenses. I don't own a car so my transportation costs are maintenance on my bicycles and a T pass (our subway/train/bus system in Boston). I mostly buy food and pay rent with my paltry but…"
"I am sure that, in someone's estimation, I, too, fall into the category of someone who appears to be bigoted and closed-minded. However, I assure you that I am not.
We are exhorted to love those who consider themselves our…"
"I don't mean to test your pride, but, what do you mean? You are a "proud" smoker?
I'll tell you what I see every day. Old guys, teens, x-gens, coming into where I work as a cashier, spending $8.00+ a pack on something that 1.…"
I find it interesting that you say I'm average. Most people have family friends that have some connections. I don't. Some have parents that went to college to be able to guide. My parents barely speak English. Others have traveled…"
I've just joined Manliness and don't see a group dedicated to cigar aficionados.Any cigar smokers out there? Let's share experiences, nice smokes, etc.Looking forward to hearing from all of you!See More