Latest in the series of “Let Me Help You Spend Your Money On Trinkets” posts comes a pointer to my favorite online pen dealer, JetPens. They now have the Pilot 78G in stock, which is the best low-cost fountain pen I know. It’s made in Japan, and has a very fine yet very smooth nib. The 78G comes with a built-in converter that lets you fill it from a bottle, but it also takes Pilot-type ink cartridges.
If you’ve been looking for something nicer than a $1.50 ballpoint from Staples, here’s a really good pen that writes great and won’t break the bank at $12 and change. I’ve ordered from JetPens many times, and they’ve always had my stuff in my mailbox two days later, even though they’re a.) on the other coast, and b.) shipping their stuff First Class. It’s magic, or something. (I don’t get a cut or any freebies for mentioning them—I’m merely a happy customer.)