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    Default FP Noob Asking for Recommendations

    To put it bluntly, I know close to nothing about fountain pens! I just really want to buy my best friend a nice gift, but donít trust myself completely to pick one on my own. Theyíve given me several points about what they like:

    - Japanese Pens preferably
    - Fine to Medium nibs
    - says feedback doesnít matter too much to them
    - wants something elegant-looking
    - standard length I guess (?) they said as long as itís not too tiny
    - converter as refill mechanism

    My budget is Ä50 max, since they donít want me to buy anything too expensive for them anyway. Iíve checked out Sailor, Platinum, Pilot, and Ohto and Iím pretty hesitant about Platinum since I heard it gives a lot of feedback. Pilot Metropolitans are out of the question since they own too many of those

    Thanks in advance for any replies!

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    Default Re: FP Noob Asking for Recommendations

    If you change your mind about Platinum, maybe the new Procyon would fit the bill? Here is the first review Google returned me: https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2019/...ain-pen-review

    An interesting bonus is that the caps/barrels and sections are compatible between the Procyon and the 3776 Century: https://www.reddit.com/r/fountainpen...cyon_sections/
    (I realize this may mean nothing to you, but your friend could be excited )

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    Default Re: FP Noob Asking for Recommendations

    Welcome!

    I haven't really used any Japanese pens in the 50Ä ($55) range, unfortunately. I have Metros and a Stargazer though so maybe a Pilot Prera?

    Or how about a TWSBI Classic? It's on my wish list to try out.

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