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 3 for 2
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 3 for 2
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
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 10% off
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
Herbin Transparent Fountain Pen 10% off
Pelikan Twist Fountain Pen
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
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
Pilot Parallel Pen 3 for 2
Platinum Carbon Pen DP-800S Medium
Platinum Carbon Pen DP-800S Medium Medium nib fountain pen with very black waterproof ink
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Only £10.95 inc VAT £9.13 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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Pelikan Pelikano Junior Fountain Pen
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 Black Mist
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 10% off
Schneider Ray Fountain Pen Simple fountain pen with comfortable rubberised grip
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Lamy abc Fountain Pen Blue 10% off
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 10% off
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 10% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Pink 10% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2010 Fountain Pen Turquoise 10% off
Helix Oxford Metallics Premium Writing Set Silver Buy one get one half price
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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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 10% off
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 10% off
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
Lamy nexx Fountain Pen Lime 10% off
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
Lamy nexx Smaragd (Emerald) Fountain Pen 10% off
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 10% off
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 10% off
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
Lamy nexx Fountain Pen Anthracite 10% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Black 10% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Blue 10% off
Faber-Castell Grip 2011 Fountain Pen Silver 10% off
Monteverde Poquito Fountain Pen
Monteverde Poquito Fountain Pen Miniature fountain pen in a choice of colours
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Lamy joy AL Fountain Pen 10% off
Lamy joy AL Fountain Pen Beautiful chisel-nib fountain pen for lettering
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Lamy logo Fountain Pen Matt Stainless Steel 10% off
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 10% off
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 10% off
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 10% off
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Dark Purple 2010 special edition colour for AL-star
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Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Black 10% off
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
Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen Bluegreen 10% off
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
Lamy logo Fountain Pen Brushed Stainless Steel 10% off
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
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
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
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 10% off
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
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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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Black
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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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Sapphire
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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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Pink
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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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Orange
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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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Fluorescent Yellow
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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Caran d'Ache 849 Metal Fountain Pen Yellow Green
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 10% off
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 10% off
Lamy Lx Fountain Pen Rose Gold Stylish aluminium fountain pen
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Only £47.50 inc VAT £39.58 ex VAT
Lamy Lx Fountain Pen Gold 10% off
Lamy Lx Fountain Pen Ruthenium 10% off
Lamy Lx Fountain Pen Palladium 10% off
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Fountain Pen Orange 15% off
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 Light Blue 15% off
Diplomat Traveller Lumi Fountain Pen Green 15% off
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
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Black
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Black All-aluminium version of the classic design
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT 9% off
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Grey
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Grey All-aluminium version of the classic design
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT 9% off
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Silver
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Silver All-aluminium version of the classic design
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT 9% off
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Raw High Gloss
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Raw High Gloss Polished mirror-finish to this solid metal pen
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT 9% off
TWSBI VAC Mini Fountain Pen Clear
TWSBI VAC Mini Fountain Pen Clear Mini version of the popular vacuum filler
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Only £58.99 inc VAT £49.16 ex VAT 1% off
TWSBI VAC Mini Fountain Pen Smoke
TWSBI VAC Mini Fountain Pen Smoke Mini version of the popular vacuum filler
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Only £58.99 inc VAT £49.16 ex VAT 1% off
Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen Brass
Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen Brass Lead-free metal pocket pen
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Only £62.99 inc VAT £52.49 ex VAT 7% off
Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen Brass Wave
Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen Brass Wave Lead-free ribbed metal pocket pen
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Only £62.99 inc VAT £52.49 ex VAT 7% off