One day several months ago I was showing my wife all the different forums on B&B, like THE CAFE and THE NIB. She said "I'd like to have a fountain pen" and I left that thought in the back of my mind.
Fast forward to my current situation...
Mother's Day is around the corner and I bought my wife a nice English made satchel that she's been wanting. I thought I'd fill the new satchel/bag with other items including a new pen and some ink, so she is extra surprised. I looked around The Nib and was browsing WCS and saw that John had some Noodler's pens and Noodler's B&B ink. After looking at the review on WCS, reviews on Amazon, and even a YOUTUBE review. I bought the Noodler's Ahab (Pumkin) and B&B blue ink.
Here is where I need help... I've seen several postings recently that make me think this may not be the best choice for a noobie's first fountain pen. Some people just didn't seem to enjoy it or it just didn't work for them, etc. Should I consider a Lamy Safari with a converter instead? I will not return the Ahab to WCS and will keep it, but I just want her to have a good experience with her first fountain pen.
What do you think? Give her the Ahab? Get her a Lamy Safari instead?
I'm not wanting to spend a ton of money, since the bag was really the main gift. She is a great wife and mother. A stay at home mom that really works her butt off. She makes my lunch every day, loves me, makes us nice meals, etc. I could go on and on.
I usually don't have second thoughts or buyers remorse, but advise would be appreciated.
PS- Don't forget to make Mother's day special for the ladies in our lives.