Pre-Owned Pens: Waterman Phileas

Pre-Owned Pens: 2046 Waterman Phileas
Era: 1980-present
Price: $29.99
Looking to break into fountain pens or introduce somebody else to them? A Waterman Phileas fountain pen is a good place to start. These pens are troopers that just won't quit. This green one is a little faded with time and features some wear, especially two ring lines on the black tail piece, but it is ready for plenty more action. It comes complete with a converter, but it also uses standard international cartridges--long or short. The two-tone steel nib shows a little corrosion where the nib slides into the section. However, the tip writes a very smooth, wet medium-broad line. Click the headline for close-up. 13.5cm capped.