Hadn't heard of TWSBI before. Just went to their site. Nice stuff. Lamy makes a workmanlike product, too. Do you visit Farney's often?

A Creative Director and mentor I worked under in Boston and NYC for years turned me on to fountain pens. But he was an extreme user. His collection included Mont Blanc, Caran D'Ache, and Conklin pens, some of which were in the 5-figure price range! shocked That handmade pen cost a wee bit over $300 and that's my limit.