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Which is the best fountain pen?

November 19, 2021 2 min read

Best Fountain pens for beginners. Pilot Metropolitan fountain pens

The best fountain pen?

Great and Valid question! 

As much as I would want to have a long list of number one, two, three etc., The  best answer to "the Best fountain pen" would be: The one that meets your needs. There are so many fountain pens with options to suit your budget, your style and whether it's your first fountain pen, your 100th Fountain pen if you are a lover of fountain pens.

Why are some fountain pens better than others?

Most fountain pen enthusiasts will be looking for brand name pens like Sailor, TWSBI, Parker, Lamy, Kaweco, Pilot, Platinum, Visconti, Montblanc, Cross and many more. From Luxury Pens to inexpensive pens, there's always something for everyone.

Which brand is the best fountain pen?. Although some Fountain pens are better than others in terms of durability, ease of use, portability, Eco friendliness or its a classic, it comes down to what exactly your needs are.

If you are looking for a friendly budget pen that will last you for a while, Lamy Safari, Kaweco Sport and the Pilot Metropolitan are a good start.

If you are looking for a disposable fountain pen that looks beautiful, Platinum Preppy is your first bet!

Not forgetting these are just examples, there's a lot more in the pen world.

The choice of using a pen ink cartridge which is disposable or the ink Converter that you dip into the ink bottle (also referred to an ink drawer) is another factor considered while choosing a fountain pen. Most fountain pens use both (not at the same time) but you do have the option. 

Fountain pens are great as they allow you to use limitless ink colours. Other considerations for the fountain pens are: Nib Type and the body design. 

Tips for Fountain Pen Beginners

  • Nib. Choose the right nib size. Medium is always better then you can choose if you want to go thinner for Fine or Wider for Broad.
  • Cartridges. Use Cartridges instead of Converters for ease and comfort.
  • Paper. Use a thicker paper to allow you practice different strokes.
  • Pens weight. Use a light weight pen that is easy to handle. 
  • Ink. If you are not familiar with inks, start with the same pens ink company for better legibility.