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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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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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
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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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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Schneider Ray Fountain Pen
Schneider Ray Fountain Pen Simple fountain pen with comfortable rubberised grip
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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
Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Blue
Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Blue Part of the award-winning Grip range
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Only £14.95 inc VAT £12.46 ex VAT 3% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Pink
Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Pink Part of the award-winning Grip range
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Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Turquoise
Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Turquoise Part of the award-winning Grip range
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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 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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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
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Black
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Black Part of the award-winning Grip range
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Only £19.95 inc VAT £16.63 ex VAT 3% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Blue
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Blue Part of the award-winning Grip range
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Only £19.95 inc VAT £16.63 ex VAT 3% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Silver
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Silver Part of the award-winning Grip range
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Only £19.95 inc VAT £16.63 ex VAT 3% off
Manuscript Calligraphy Project Set
Manuscript Calligraphy Project Set Everything you need to begin calligraphy, available in both left- and right-handed versions
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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
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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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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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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LAMY AL-star Fountain Pen Black
LAMY AL-star Fountain Pen Black AL-star in matt black finish - stealthy!
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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 £28.00 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
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TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen White
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen White Competitively-priced, clear-barrelled fountain pen
Only £30.00 inc VAT £25.00 ex VAT 9% off
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Pink
TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Pink Competitively-priced, clear-barrelled fountain pen
Only £30.00 inc VAT £25.00 ex VAT 9% off