Thanks for those links.marcros":24pbhkxa said:dont buy the really cheap kits.
I would suggest either Beaufort ink https://www.beaufortink.co.uk/pen-kits (I really like the tempest, the others are v good quality of you like the style or need a special pen), or Taylors of mirfield. https://taylorsmirfield.co.uk/collectio ... s-pen-kits I have used several of these, but particularly like the epsilon and zeta.
https://cdn.sellr.com/assets/files/5503 ... finish.pdf
I love writing with a fountain pen. I go through phases and my favourite is in my desk drawer at work where I haven't been for 3 months.Phil Pascoe":wt9wy1t7 said:I asked my wife, who's worked for banks for 37 years how many managers still used fountain pens. The reply? None. She remembered being very junior having to change the managers' blotting paper ever day. I remember using fountain pens at school - loathesome things. My mother was still finding part bottles of Quink thirty years after I left school.
Can’t speak for other suppliers, but the cheap axminster kits aren’t great. I haven’t tried any of the more expensive kits at the moment.marcros":2rh0ox4h said:I haven't used the Axminster kits, and have only used a few Sierras, all of which were "better" than the ones I avoided. I do know that several companies made a similar looking kit but there were differences between tube and component sizes and I seem to recall that one of the big suppliers changed the size of their components at one point.
In my opinion, a decent pen costs what it is being sold for on one of those links. If you can get a good one cheaper, it will be a few pence. Often what you seem to get for a bit or a lot more is heft and bling. Some people like them with diamantes on for wedding pens etc, but I prefer to keep them simple.
I haven't used any of the Taylor's British made range yet. They are marketed as being v high quality