Fountain Pens

Fountain pens are still considered by many to be the only proper pens. At Cult Pens we don't subscribe to such a narrow view, but we do like a nice fountain pen. There's a bewildering variety available from a few pounds to several hundred (and to several thousand pounds if you really want). Just remember that beyond around £150 you're not buying a better writing experience, you're buying additional barrel ornamentation. Most sub-£100 pens employ steel nibs, while above that they tend to use gold nibs, which can give a better feel, but don't get hung up on it. Any decent quality steel-nib pen writes perfectly smoothly. You can experience the joys of fountain pens from as little as three or four pounds - try the Platinum Preppy or the Pilot VPen - and exceptionally good pens can be had between £10 and £20 - try the Lamy safari and OHTO Tasche.

What's the best fountain pen? More than any other pen type, fountain pens are incredibly subjective. Almost any fountain pen we sell will be in someone's top ten. Some of our favourites are:

  • The Pilot Capless - a unique retractable fountain pen that's a joy to use, is a great talking point and has one of the best quality nibs at any price.
  • The Platinum #3776 is another iconic Japanese pen with extraordinary-quality nibs.
  • The Lamy 2000 is an enduring design, much-loved.

There's a wealth of information and discussion about fountain pens out there on the net, and we'd recommend browsing the Fountain Pen Network, and if you have just bought a fountain pen or are thinking of buying one our Getting Started with a Fountain Pen guide might help make things easier.

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Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Cisele 10% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Cisele Beautiful new design from Graf von Faber-Castell
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Only £340.00 inc VAT £283.33 ex VAT 4% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Fountain Pen Limited Edition Alexander 10% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Fountain Pen Limited Edition Alexander Stunning limited edition fountain pen to commemorate Ottilie and Alexander von Faber-Castell
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Only £1,395.00 inc VAT £1,162.50 ex VAT
Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Fountain Pen Limited Edition Ottilie 10% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Fountain Pen Limited Edition Ottilie Stunning limited edition fountain pen to commemorate Ottilie and Alexander von Faber-Castell
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Only £1,395.00 inc VAT £1,162.50 ex VAT
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Fountain Pen Sequin Blue 10% off
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Fountain Pen Sequin Blue Classically luxurious fountain pen to complement a classically luxurious car
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Only £350.00 inc VAT £291.67 ex VAT
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Fountain Pen Tungsten Grey 10% off
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Fountain Pen Tungsten Grey Classically luxurious fountain pen to complement a classically luxurious car
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Only £350.00 inc VAT £291.67 ex VAT
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Fountain Pen White Satin 10% off
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Fountain Pen White Satin Classically luxurious fountain pen to complement a classically luxurious car
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Only £350.00 inc VAT £291.67 ex VAT
Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Yozakura 10% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Yozakura Celebrates the Japanese cherry blossom festival
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Only £340.00 inc VAT £283.33 ex VAT 4% off
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Gryffindor Fountain Pen 10% off
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Gryffindor Fountain Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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Only £335.00 inc VAT £279.17 ex VAT
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Ravenclaw Fountain Pen 10% off
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Ravenclaw Fountain Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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Only £335.00 inc VAT £279.17 ex VAT
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Slytherin Fountain Pen 10% off
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Slytherin Fountain Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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Only £335.00 inc VAT £279.17 ex VAT
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Hufflepuff Fountain Pen 10% off
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Hufflepuff Fountain Pen Celebrates the phenomenally successful series of Harry Potter books
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Only £335.00 inc VAT £279.17 ex VAT
Pelikan Toledo M700 Fountain Pen
Pelikan Toledo M700 Fountain Pen Top-quality large-sized fountain pen with piston-filler and barrel design in hand-worked gold
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Only £699.00 inc VAT £582.50 ex VAT £1,100.00 inc VAT £916.67 ex VAT Save £401.00 inc VAT £334.17 ex VAT 36% off
Pelikan Toledo M900 Fountain Pen
Pelikan Toledo M900 Fountain Pen Top-quality large-sized fountain pen with piston-filler and barrel design with hand-worked gold
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Only £999.00 inc VAT £832.50 ex VAT £1,560.00 inc VAT £1,300.00 ex VAT Save £561.00 inc VAT £467.50 ex VAT 35% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Bourgogne with Gold Trim 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Bourgogne with Gold Trim Lovely translucent dark red edition of this superb pen
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Only £119.00 inc VAT £99.17 ex VAT 15% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Limited Edition Shiun 10% off
Platinum President Fountain Pen Black PTB-20000P 10% off
Platinum President Fountain Pen Black PTB-20000P Platinum's flagship model - a full-sized version of the classic #3776
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Only £200.00 inc VAT £166.67 ex VAT 27% off
Platinum Izumo Urushi Lacquer Fountain Pen Green 10% off
Platinum Izumo Urushi Lacquer Fountain Pen Green Elegant oriental pen in timeless handcrafted lacquer
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Only £460.00 inc VAT £383.33 ex VAT 34% off
Platinum Izumo Urushi Lacquer Fountain Pen Red 10% off
Platinum Izumo Urushi Lacquer Fountain Pen Red Elegant oriental pen in timeless handcrafted lacquer
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Only £460.00 inc VAT £383.33 ex VAT 34% off
Platinum Kanazawa-Haku Fountain Pen Goldfish 10% off
Platinum Kanazawa-Haku Fountain Pen Goldfish Stunning gold-leaf artwork and 18k nib
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Only £165.00 inc VAT £137.50 ex VAT 17% off
Platinum Kanazawa-Haku Fountain Pen Moon & Rabbit 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Music Nib Fountain Pen Gold Trim 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Music Nib Fountain Pen Gold Trim Updated 'Century' edition of Legendary twin-feed italic nib #3776
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Only £179.00 inc VAT £149.17 ex VAT
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Nice 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Nice Frosted #3776 with Rose Gold plating
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Only £179.00 inc VAT £149.17 ex VAT 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Nice Pur 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Nice Pur Translucent barrel with rhodium trim
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Only £179.00 inc VAT £149.17 ex VAT 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Music Nib Fountain Pen Chartres Blue 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Music Nib Fountain Pen Chartres Blue Stunning translucent version of the superb #3776 fountain pen
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Only £185.00 inc VAT £154.17 ex VAT
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Black Diamond with Rhodium Trim 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Black Diamond with Rhodium Trim Stunning translucent version of the superb #3776 fountain pen
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Only £135.00 inc VAT £112.50 ex VAT 22% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Chartres Blue with Rhodium Trim 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Chartres Blue with Rhodium Trim Stunning translucent version of the superb #3776 fountain pen
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Only £135.00 inc VAT £112.50 ex VAT 22% off
Platinum Izumo Matt Tagayasan Fountain Pen 10% off
Platinum Izumo Gloss Tagayasan Fountain Pen 10% off
Platinum Izumo Gloss Tagayasan Fountain Pen Beautiful wooden, Urushi-lacquered pen
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Only £420.00 inc VAT £350.00 ex VAT 30% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen 'The Prime' Limited Edition 10% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen 'The Prime' Limited Edition Stunning platinum pen to commemorate Platinum's 100th anniversary. Only 1 available in the UK
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Only £10,000.00 inc VAT £8,333.33 ex VAT
Lamy studio Fountain Pen Palladium 10% off
Lamy studio Fountain Pen Palladium Popular contemporary design in palladium with gold nib
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Only £148.50 inc VAT £123.75 ex VAT 10% off
Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Stainless Steel 10% off
Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Stainless Steel Steel version of the classic Bauhaus design
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Only £210.00 inc VAT £175.00 ex VAT 25% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Piano Black 10% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Piano Black Designer twist-action retractable fountain pen
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Only £265.50 inc VAT £221.25 ex VAT 10% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Piano White 10% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Piano White Designer twist-action retractable fountain pen
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Only £265.50 inc VAT £221.25 ex VAT 10% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Black 10% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Black Designer twist-action retractable fountain pen
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Only £238.50 inc VAT £198.75 ex VAT 10% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Palladium 10% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Palladium Designer twist-action retractable fountain pen
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Only £238.50 inc VAT £198.75 ex VAT 10% off
Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age Fountain Pen 10% off
Visconti Rembrandt Fountain Pen Black 10% off
Visconti Rembrandt Fountain Pen Blue 10% off
Visconti Rembrandt Fountain Pen Red 10% off
Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen 'Starry Night' 10% off
Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen 'Starry Night' Superb barrel design featuring colours from the Van Gogh masterpiece
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Only £207.00 inc VAT £172.50 ex VAT 10% off
Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen 'Portrait Blue' 10% off
Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen 'Portrait Blue' Stunning Van Gogh-inspired pens
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Only £207.00 inc VAT £172.50 ex VAT 10% off
Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Fountain Pen
Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Fountain Pen Stylish designs based on floral henna patterns
Only £68.00 inc VAT £56.67 ex VAT 20% off
Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine Fountain Pen
Cross Botanica Red Hummingbird Vine Fountain Pen Stylish designs based on floral henna patterns
Only £68.00 inc VAT £56.67 ex VAT 20% off
Cross Botanica Green Daylily Fountain Pen
Cross Botanica Green Daylily Fountain Pen Stylish designs based on floral henna patterns
Only £76.00 inc VAT £63.33 ex VAT 20% off
Cross Century II Fountain Pen Lustrous Chrome
Cross Century II Fountain Pen Lustrous Chrome Wide-bodied classic in smooth polished chrome
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Only £56.00 inc VAT £46.67 ex VAT 20% off
Manuscript Deluxe Calligraphy Set
Manuscript Deluxe Calligraphy Set Comprehensive selection of nibs, available in both left- and right-handed versions
Only £16.99 inc VAT £14.16 ex VAT £22.00 inc VAT £18.33 ex VAT Save £5.01 inc VAT £4.18 ex VAT 22% off
Manuscript Scribe Calligraphy 3 Nib Set
Manuscript Scribe Calligraphy 3 Nib Set Rounded nib edges offer smoother writing experience, available in both left- and right-handed versions
Only £12.49 inc VAT £10.41 ex VAT £16.99 inc VAT £14.16 ex VAT Save £4.50 inc VAT £3.75 ex VAT 26% off
Manuscript Scribe Calligraphy Pen Set
Manuscript Scribe Calligraphy Pen Set Rounded nib edges offer smoother writing experience, available in both left- and right-handed versions
Only £10.99 inc VAT £9.16 ex VAT £13.90 inc VAT £11.58 ex VAT Save £2.91 inc VAT £2.43 ex VAT 20% off
Manuscript Calligraphy Project Set
Manuscript Calligraphy Project Set Everything you need to begin calligraphy, available in both left- and right-handed versions
Only £20.99 inc VAT £17.49 ex VAT
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Molten Lava
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Molten Lava Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
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Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Northern Lights
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Northern Lights Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
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Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Red Storm
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Red Storm Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
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Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Turquoise Ocean
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Turquoise Ocean Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
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Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Purple Mist
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Purple Mist Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
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Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Midnight
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Midnight Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
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Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT 7% off
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Oyster Mist
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Oyster Mist Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
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Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Lapis Blue 10% off
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Lapis Blue Substantial, boldly-coloured American design
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Only £97.50 inc VAT £81.25 ex VAT
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Special Edition Old Glory 10% off
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Tortoiseshell 10% off
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Sunburst Orange 10% off
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Yellowstone 10% off
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Yellowstone Substantial, boldly-coloured American design
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Only £97.50 inc VAT £81.25 ex VAT
Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen Ice Blue 10% off
Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen Cracked Ice 10% off
Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen Forest Green 10% off
Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen Amber 10% off
Conklin Mark Twain Crescent Filler Fountain Pen Black Chase 10% off