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.

Read moreLess

Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Cisele
Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Cisele Beautiful new design from Graf von Faber-Castell
black
Only £340.00 inc VAT £283.33 ex VAT 4% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Yozakura
Graf von Faber-Castell Guilloche Fountain Pen Yozakura Celebrates the Japanese cherry blossom festival
pink
Only £340.00 inc VAT £283.33 ex VAT 4% off
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Piano Black
Lamy dialog 3 Fountain Pen Piano Black Designer twist-action retractable fountain pen
black
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
white
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
black
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
grey
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
bluegreen
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
blueredturquoise
Only £207.00 inc VAT £172.50 ex VAT 10% off
Namiki Raden Galaxy Capless Fountain Pen
Namiki Raden Galaxy Capless Fountain Pen Stunning abalone shell fragments hand-finished into this superior pen
black
Only £445.00 inc VAT £370.83 ex VAT 16% off
Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Stainless Steel
Lamy 2000 Fountain Pen Stainless Steel Steel version of the classic Bauhaus design
silver
Only £210.00 inc VAT £175.00 ex VAT 25% 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
red
Only £119.00 inc VAT £99.17 ex VAT 15% off
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
blacksilver
Only £135.00 inc VAT £112.50 ex VAT
Cross Wanderlust Fountain Pen Borneo Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Wanderlust Fountain Pen Antelope Canyon Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Wanderlust Fountain Pen Malta Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Wanderlust Fountain Pen Everest Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Bailey Fountain Pen Black Lacquer Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Bailey Fountain Pen Red Lacquer Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Bailey Fountain Pen Medalist Chrome and Gold Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Bailey Blue Lacquer Fountain Pen Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Botanica Purple Orchid Fountain Pen Free star wars journal with £40 spend
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 Free star wars journal with £40 spend
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 Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Calais Fountain Pen Blue Lacquer Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Calais Fountain Pen Polished Chrome Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Calais Fountain Pen Matt Black Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Calais Fountain Pen Satin Chrome Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Century II Fountain Pen Lustrous Chrome Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Century II Fountain Pen Lustrous Chrome Wide-bodied classic in smooth polished chrome
silver
Only £56.00 inc VAT £46.67 ex VAT 20% off
Cross Century II Fountain Pen Blue Lacquer with Rhodium Trim Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Century II Fountain Pen Black Lacquer with Rhodium Trim Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Century II Fountain Pen Black Lacquer with Gold Trim Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Classic Century Fountain Pen Black with Gold Trim Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Classic Century Fountain Pen Medalist Chrome with Gold Trim Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Classic Century Fountain Pen Black Lacquer and Chrome Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Classic Century Fountain Pen Lustrous Chrome Free star wars journal with £40 spend
Cross Classic Century Fountain Pen Blue Lacquer Free star wars journal with £40 spend
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
orange
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
navy-blue
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
red
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
turquoise
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
purple
Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Oyster Mist
Manuscript ML 1856 Fountain Pen Oyster Mist Luxury fountain pen commemorating over 150 years of Manuscript
white
Only £125.00 inc VAT £104.17 ex VAT
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Lapis Blue
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Lapis Blue Substantial, boldly-coloured American design
blue
Only £97.50 inc VAT £81.25 ex VAT
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Yellowstone
Conklin All American Fountain Pen Yellowstone Substantial, boldly-coloured American design
yellow
Only £97.50 inc VAT £81.25 ex VAT
Karas Kustoms Fountain K Customisable Fountain Pen
Karas Kustoms Fountain K Customisable Fountain Pen Customisable fountain pen in metal
blackbluegreengreyorangepinkpurplesilver
Only £75.00 inc VAT £62.50 ex VAT
Karas Kustoms Fountain K Barrel Only
Karas Kustoms Fountain K Barrel Only
blackbluebrasscoppergoldgreengreyorangepurpleredmore
Only £38.00 inc VAT £31.67 ex VAT
Karas Kustoms Ink Customisable Fountain Pen
Karas Kustoms Ink Customisable Fountain Pen Customisable fountain pen in metal
blackbluegreengreyorangepinkpurplesilver
Only £94.00 inc VAT £78.33 ex VAT 8% off
Tachikawa Comic Nib Fountain Pen
Tachikawa Comic Nib Fountain Pen Firm nibbed manga drawing fountain pen
blackbrown
Only £8.55 inc VAT £7.13 ex VAT
LOCLEN Evolution Fountain Pen Black
LOCLEN Evolution Fountain Pen Black Stylish, understated metal fountain pen
grey
Only £96.00 inc VAT £80.00 ex VAT
LOCLEN Evolution Fountain Pen Brass
LOCLEN Evolution Fountain Pen Brass Stylish, understated metal fountain pen
brass
Only £96.00 inc VAT £80.00 ex VAT
LOCLEN Evolution Fountain Pen Chrome
LOCLEN Evolution Fountain Pen Chrome Stylish, understated metal fountain pen
silver
Only £96.00 inc VAT £80.00 ex VAT
LOCLEN Tiny Fountain Pen Black
LOCLEN Tiny Fountain Pen Black Stylish, understated mini metal fountain pen
grey
Only £72.00 inc VAT £60.00 ex VAT
LOCLEN Tiny Fountain Pen Brass
LOCLEN Tiny Fountain Pen Brass Stylish, understated mini metal fountain pen
brass
Only £72.00 inc VAT £60.00 ex VAT