Monday, January 4, 2010
Surfing eBay for interesting (and inexpensive) fountain pens let me to the Mileno Bazic fountain pen, a very basic model with a fine-to-medium steel nib (Lanty).
The Bazic takes international-sized cartridges, though it might take a converter but I haven't tried it out yet. The pen itself writes quite nicely, gliding over the Rhodia 80gsm paper with a fairly smooth ink flow. For about $4.30 total, I bought the black model (it also is available in blue and burgundy) and 12 additional ink cartridges.
The eBay seller, boom_rapids, sent this out right away and I think I got it two days after I bought it. Amazingly rapid delivery and reasonable postage charges, a nice fountain pen, and more than 10 left if I want to get another color--this was a great buy 'cause it's a fun pen that I can just grab and go and not worry about losing it at the coffee shop. (Using one of my syringes I replaced the standard black ink with Noodler's Henry Hudson blue.)