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 Heritage Fountain Pen Limited Edition Alexander
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 3% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Fountain Pen Limited Edition Ottilie
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 3% off
Graf von Faber-Castell For Bentley Fountain Pen Sequin Blue
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
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
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
Montegrappa Harry Potter House Colours Gryffindor Fountain Pen
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
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
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
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
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 25% off
Platinum President Fountain Pen Black PTB-20000P
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
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 Kanazawa-Haku Fountain Pen Goldfish
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 Red Mt.Fuji
Platinum Kanazawa-Haku Fountain Pen Red Mt.Fuji Stunning gold-leaf artwork and 18k nib
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Only £165.00 inc VAT £137.50 ex VAT 17% off
Platinum #3776 Century Fountain Pen Nice
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
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 Bourgogne
Platinum #3776 Century Music Nib Fountain Pen Bourgogne Updated 'Century' edition of Legendary twin-feed italic nib #3776
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Only £185.00 inc VAT £154.17 ex VAT
Platinum #3776 Century Music Nib Fountain Pen Chartres Blue
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
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 32% off
Platinum Izumo Gloss Tagayasan Fountain Pen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Van Gogh Fountain Pen 'Starry Night'
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'
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
Onoto Charles Dickens Fountain Pen Nickleby Limited Edition Free ink