What are your thoughts on Sailor Promenade?
EDIT: I've made my choice, my next expensive (by my standards) pen will be Sailor 1911L. Thank you everyone who contributed in the comments :)Hi!
I need some help or maybe just validation :)
I'm new to the "modern" fountain pen, although I do have some childhood experience with Soviet made pens, both refillable and dippers.
I like the writing/stationary industry and tools, and for some time now I've been looking to get a nice fountain pen for myself. The main usage will be - daily note-taking, writing in my RPG GM notebook and such.
After several agonizing weeks of getting acquainted with the market and the multitude of options, I've finally found Sailor Promenade which seems to tick all of my boxes.
I would also add that my buying habits can be ironically described as cheapskate elitist, which basically means, that
I'm shopping for a fountain pen under US $100 but I want it to be high quality, comfortable, beautiful and its brand should be recognizable as something more related to fountain pens than anything else, the latter effectively eliminated Pilot from the competition (yeah, I know, don't throw rocks at me :D)
Oh, and for some weird reason I tend to lean towards Japanese and German brands.
Although I do prefer international standard converters/cartridges to fit, it is not essential as long as there is a converter that does.
That brings me to Sailor Promenade (14k F or MF nib). I absolutely love the color.
What would be your thoughts, suggestions?(Edited)