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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Monami Olika Fountain Pen Fine
Monami Olika Fountain Pen Fine
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Only £3.49 inc VAT £2.91 ex VAT 10% off
Monami Olika Fountain Pen Extra-Fine
Monami Olika Fountain Pen Extra-Fine
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Only £3.49 inc VAT £2.91 ex VAT 10% off
Pilot VPen (V4) Disposable Fountain Pen
Pilot VPen (V4) Disposable Fountain Pen A real Cult Pen - disposable fountain pen in 7 ink colours!
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Only £4.28 inc VAT £3.57 ex VAT £4.75 inc VAT £3.96 ex VAT Save £0.47 inc VAT £0.39 ex VAT 19% off
Pilot V-Pen Erasable Ink Fountain Pen
Pilot V-Pen Erasable Ink Fountain Pen Disposable fountain pen with eradicable ink in 8 colours
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Only £4.28 inc VAT £3.57 ex VAT £4.75 inc VAT £3.96 ex VAT Save £0.47 inc VAT £0.39 ex VAT 19% off
Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen 02 Extra-Fine Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen 02 Extra-Fine New design for the popular Preppy
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Only £4.99 inc VAT £4.16 ex VAT
Schneider Smart Fountain Pen
Schneider Smart Fountain Pen Good basic fountain pen with ergonomic grip
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Only £7.95 inc VAT £6.63 ex VAT 3% off
Tachikawa Comic Nib Fountain Pen
Tachikawa Comic Nib Fountain Pen Firm nibbed manga drawing fountain pen
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Only £8.55 inc VAT £7.13 ex VAT
Pelikan Twist Fountain Pen Free notebook with £125 spend
Pelikan Twist Fountain Pen Cool twisted barrel kids fountain pen
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Only £9.94 inc VAT £8.28 ex VAT 20% off
Platinum Desk Pen DPQ-700A Free notebook with £125 spend
STABILO beFab! Calligraphy Fountain Pen
STABILO beFab! Calligraphy Fountain Pen An everyday calligraphy pen
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Only £9.99 inc VAT £8.33 ex VAT
Platinum Carbon Pen DP-800S Extra Fine Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Carbon Pen DP-800S Medium Free notebook with £125 spend
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
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Pelikan Pelikano Junior Fountain Pen Free notebook with £125 spend
Pelikan Pelikano Junior Fountain Pen Brilliant pen for first-timers and anyone with a grip problem
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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
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Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Ice White Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Frosty Blue Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Blue Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Green Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Pink Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Purple Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Red Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Gold Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Black Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Nova Orange Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Black Mist Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen PGB-1000 Black Mist Black - the Platinum corporate colour for the 2019 Plaisir
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Only £12.95 inc VAT £10.79 ex VAT
Schneider Ray Fountain Pen
Schneider Ray Fountain Pen Simple fountain pen with comfortable rubberised grip
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Only £13.49 inc VAT £11.24 ex VAT £16.50 inc VAT £13.75 ex VAT Save £3.01 inc VAT £2.51 ex VAT 18% off
Lamy abc Fountain Pen Blue
Lamy abc Fountain Pen Blue Early-learning fountain pen in maple wood and tough plastic
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Only £14.00 inc VAT £11.67 ex VAT
Lamy abc Fountain Pen Red
Lamy abc Fountain Pen Red Early-learning fountain pen in maple wood and tough plastic
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Only £14.00 inc VAT £11.67 ex VAT
Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Old Chambray
Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Old Chambray Entry-level fountain pen from Kaweco
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Only £15.00 inc VAT £12.50 ex VAT
Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Bad Taste
Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Bad Taste Entry-level fountain pen from Kaweco
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Only £15.00 inc VAT £12.50 ex VAT
Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Indian Summer
Kaweco Perkeo Fountain Pen Indian Summer Entry-level fountain pen from Kaweco
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Only £15.00 inc VAT £12.50 ex VAT
OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen FF-10T
OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen FF-10T Brilliant compact fountain pen - full-size in use
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Only £15.60 inc VAT £13.00 ex VAT
Schneider Base Uni Fountain Pen Blue
Schneider Base Uni Fountain Pen Blue New colour in this excellent value fountain pen
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Only £15.99 inc VAT £13.33 ex VAT
Lamy nexx Fountain Pen Blue
Lamy nexx Fountain Pen Blue Simple aluminium barrel pen with rubber finger grip and coloured cap
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Only £16.90 inc VAT £14.08 ex VAT 63% off
Lamy nexx Fountain Pen Lime
Lamy nexx Fountain Pen Lime Simple aluminium barrel pen with rubber finger grip and coloured cap
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Only £16.90 inc VAT £14.08 ex VAT
OHTO Jazz Fountain Pen
OHTO Jazz Fountain Pen Matching rollerball available
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Only £16.95 inc VAT £14.13 ex VAT
Manuscript Deluxe Calligraphy Set
Manuscript Deluxe Calligraphy Set Comprehensive selection of nibs, available in both left- and right-handed versions
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Lamy joy Fountain Pen
Lamy joy Fountain Pen An elegant calligraphy fountain pen
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Only £19.90 inc VAT £16.58 ex VAT
Lamy vista Fountain Pen
Lamy vista Fountain Pen Clear plastic version of the classic Lamy design
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Only £19.90 inc VAT £16.58 ex VAT
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
Monteverde Poquito Fountain Pen
Monteverde Poquito Fountain Pen Miniature fountain pen in a choice of colours
Only £22.00 inc VAT £18.33 ex VAT
Lamy joy AL Fountain Pen
Lamy joy AL Fountain Pen Beautiful chisel-nib fountain pen for lettering
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Only £24.90 inc VAT £20.75 ex VAT
Lamy logo Fountain Pen Matt Stainless Steel
Lamy logo Fountain Pen Matt Stainless Steel Lightweight all-steel pen in simple design
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Only £24.90 inc VAT £20.75 ex VAT
OHTO Giza Fountain Pen
OHTO Giza Fountain Pen Nicely-weighted fountain pen
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Only £24.99 inc VAT £20.83 ex VAT
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Graphite
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Graphite Smart anodised aluminium version of classic Lamy design
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Only £25.90 inc VAT £21.58 ex VAT
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Ocean Blue
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Ocean Blue Smart anodised aluminium version of classic Lamy design
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Only £25.90 inc VAT £21.58 ex VAT
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Dark Purple
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Dark Purple 2010 special edition colour for AL-star
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Only £25.90 inc VAT £21.58 ex VAT
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Black
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Black AL-star in matt black finish - stealthy!
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Only £25.90 inc VAT £21.58 ex VAT
TWSBI Eco-T Fountain Pen Blue
TWSBI Eco-T Fountain Pen Blue Triangular grip for the popular TWSBI Eco fountain pen
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Only £27.99 inc VAT £23.33 ex VAT
Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen Blue
Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen Blue Mini fountain pen from Cult Pens and Kaweco, with an extensive choice of nib widths
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Only £29.95 inc VAT £24.96 ex VAT
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Black
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Black Competitively-priced, clear-barrelled fountain pen
Only £32.99 inc VAT £27.49 ex VAT
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen White
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen White Competitively-priced, clear-barrelled fountain pen
Only £32.99 inc VAT £27.49 ex VAT
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Clear
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Clear Competitively-priced, clear-barrelled fountain pen
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Only £32.99 inc VAT £27.49 ex VAT
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Pink
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Pink Competitively-priced, clear-barrelled fountain pen
Only £32.99 inc VAT £27.49 ex VAT
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Transparent Blue
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Transparent Blue Competitively-priced, clear-barrelled fountain pen
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Only £32.99 inc VAT £27.49 ex VAT
Platinum PGB-3000A Cool Fountain Pen Clear Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum PGB-3000A Cool Fountain Pen Clear Great value Platinum fountain pen with clear barrel
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Only £35.00 inc VAT £29.17 ex VAT
Platinum PGB-3000A Cool Fountain Pen Blue Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum PGB-3000A Cool Fountain Pen Blue Great value Platinum fountain pen with clear barrel
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Only £35.00 inc VAT £29.17 ex VAT
Platinum PGB-3000A Cool Fountain Pen Pink Free notebook with £125 spend
Platinum PGB-3000A Cool Fountain Pen Pink Great value Platinum fountain pen with clear barrel
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Only £35.00 inc VAT £29.17 ex VAT
Karas Kustoms Fountain K Barrel Only
Karas Kustoms Fountain K Barrel Only
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Only £38.00 inc VAT £31.67 ex VAT
Lamy joy Calligraphy Fountain Pen Gift Set
Lamy joy Calligraphy Fountain Pen Gift Set Beautiful calligraphy pen set for lettering
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Only £38.50 inc VAT £32.08 ex VAT
Worther Compact Metal Fountain Pen
Worther Compact Metal Fountain Pen Simple hexagonal all-metal fountain pen
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Only £40.00 inc VAT £33.33 ex VAT
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen Black
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen Black Solid, traditionally-styled fountain pen
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Only £42.00 inc VAT £35.00 ex VAT
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen White
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen White Solid, traditionally-styled fountain pen
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Only £42.00 inc VAT £35.00 ex VAT
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen Red
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen Red Solid, traditionally-styled fountain pen
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Only £42.00 inc VAT £35.00 ex VAT
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen Transparent
Kaweco Student Fountain Pen Transparent Solid, traditionally-styled fountain pen
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Only £42.00 inc VAT £35.00 ex VAT
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen White Free notebook with £125 spend
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen White Sleek, streamlined metal fountain pen in a range of bright colours, part of the classic 849 collection
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Only £44.95 inc VAT £37.46 ex VAT £50.00 inc VAT £41.67 ex VAT Save £5.05 inc VAT £4.21 ex VAT 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Black Free notebook with £125 spend
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Black Sleek, streamlined metal fountain pen in a range of bright colours, part of the classic 849 collection
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Only £44.95 inc VAT £37.46 ex VAT £50.00 inc VAT £41.67 ex VAT Save £5.05 inc VAT £4.21 ex VAT 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Sapphire Free notebook with £125 spend
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Sapphire Sleek, streamlined metal fountain pen in a range of bright colours, part of the classic 849 collection
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Only £44.95 inc VAT £37.46 ex VAT £50.00 inc VAT £41.67 ex VAT Save £5.05 inc VAT £4.21 ex VAT 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Pink Free notebook with £125 spend
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Pink Sleek, streamlined metal fountain pen in a range of bright colours, part of the classic 849 collection
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Only £44.95 inc VAT £37.46 ex VAT £50.00 inc VAT £41.67 ex VAT Save £5.05 inc VAT £4.21 ex VAT 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Orange Free notebook with £125 spend
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Orange Sleek, streamlined metal fountain pen in a range of bright colours, part of the classic 849 collection
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Only £44.95 inc VAT £37.46 ex VAT £50.00 inc VAT £41.67 ex VAT Save £5.05 inc VAT £4.21 ex VAT 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Yellow Free notebook with £125 spend
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Yellow Sleek, streamlined metal fountain pen in a range of bright colours, part of the classic 849 collection
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Only £44.95 inc VAT £37.46 ex VAT £50.00 inc VAT £41.67 ex VAT Save £5.05 inc VAT £4.21 ex VAT 10% off
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Yellow Green Free notebook with £125 spend
Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Yellow Green Sleek, streamlined metal fountain pen in a range of bright colours, part of the classic 849 collection
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Only £44.95 inc VAT £37.46 ex VAT £50.00 inc VAT £41.67 ex VAT Save £5.05 inc VAT £4.21 ex VAT 10% off
Lamy joy AL calligraphy set
Lamy joy AL calligraphy set Beautiful chisel-nib fountain pen for lettering
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Only £45.00 inc VAT £37.50 ex VAT
TWSBI Diamond 580 Fountain Pen Clear
TWSBI Diamond 580 Fountain Pen Clear Innovative clear-barrelled piston-filling fountain pen from TWSBI
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Only £46.99 inc VAT £39.16 ex VAT 21% off
TWSBI Diamond Mini Fountain Pen Clear
TWSBI Diamond Mini Fountain Pen Clear Pocketable clear-barrelled piston-filled fountain pen from TWSBI
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Only £46.99 inc VAT £39.16 ex VAT 21% off
TWSBI Diamond Mini Fountain Pen Classic
TWSBI Diamond Mini Fountain Pen Classic Pocketable clear-barrelled piston-filled fountain pen from TWSBI
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Only £46.99 inc VAT £39.16 ex VAT 21% off
Lamy Lx Fountain Pen Rose Gold
Lamy Lx Fountain Pen Rose Gold Stylish aluminium fountain pen
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Only £47.50 inc VAT £39.58 ex VAT
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Fountain Pen Orange
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Fountain Pen Orange Slender-barrelled pen in contemporary colours
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Only £49.00 inc VAT £40.83 ex VAT
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Fountain Pen Green
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Fountain Pen Green Slender-barrelled pen in contemporary colours
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Only £49.00 inc VAT £40.83 ex VAT
Kaweco Classic Sport Calligraphy Set
Kaweco Classic Sport Calligraphy Set Unusual and very good calligraphy fine writing set
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Only £52.00 inc VAT £43.33 ex VAT 4% off
Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Fountain Pen
Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Fountain Pen Ruler, screwdriver, stylus and fountain pen!
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Only £55.50 inc VAT £46.25 ex VAT
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
Faber-Castell Neo Slim Fountain Pen Rose Gold Matt
Faber-Castell Neo Slim Fountain Pen Rose Gold Matt Super slim and sleek pens
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