First Time Buyers Guide to Fountain Pens

Why do I need a Fountain Pen

(Editor’s note: This post was written by Tyler Dahl, a fountain pen restorer with extensive knowledge of these classic writing instruments. It was originally written as a 3 part series but has been edited into a single post for your convenience.)

Hello to all of you who are reading this article! My goal here today with The First Time Buyers Guide to Fountain pens is to help you in picking out your first fountain pen! It’s a difficult decision, and selecting the right one can be difficult. There are so many options, and with all the great articles and reviews out there, it can be mind-boggling to a beginner.

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The 10 Best Fountain Pens Costing Less than £20.00

10 Best Fountain Pens Under 20.00


Angie Thistelewood a keen fountain pen enthusiast has kindly sent us her review of what she believes are the best fountain pens that are under £20.00 to purchase. She has given a full review of the 10 best fountain pens which include writing performance, nib sizes, and cost of ownership.

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Why I Don’t Use Fountain Pens

Fountain Pen Distracts

OK, I’m going to just come out and say it: I don’t like using fountain pens.

I like looking at beautifully made fountain pens. I like handling them. And I love the idea of using fountain pens. But when it actually comes time to put ink on paper, I’ll take a good gel or rollerball pen every time. Heck, even a ballpoint, if it comes to that.

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