I recently began practicing law and I'd like to get a decent fountain pen to sign correspondence and other important documents. I don't want to go crazy, but I'm willing to spend $80-150 or so. Right now I'm leaning towards getting a Pelikan M215 or M205 with a medium nib. Any thoughts/advice? My requirements are:
- fits a large hand
- is reliable and won't leak on my shirts/suits
- has a window to see the ink level
- has a piston system to refill from bottled ink
Here's the M215 I'm leaning towards. I lean more towards the conservative/timeless design. Nothing too flashy or gaudy, please. I don't think it would be appreciated in the office setting. Any recommended retailers/vendors with good prices would also help. Thanks!
Edit: Other than the flashier appearance, is there a quality difference between the nib on an M215 or M205 and Pelikan's more expensive pens?