Quote: Yeah, but the price is . I went out today scounting for Pilot / Waterman / Sceaffer and was amazed at the price. Probably because its become a rich man's hobby, no one bothers to make cheaper fountain pens anymore (except maybe Lamy, but they aren't exactly cheap either). Maybe because there are no buyers for cheap fountain pens anymore. At first I was apprehensive about entering this shop, but after making an effort, I found these: Lamy Al-Star Pearl special editon And this, T-52 Blue-Black ink. Blue Black has been my favourite color so far. I also found the Pilot Iroshizuku ink in some really nice colors, but I couldn't bring myself to ask the price. Now I feel I won't be able to go any further than the Lamys. They're just too expensive, and pretty thick compared to the Lamys .