Great selection of pens at great prices

Buying Fountain Pens

For anyone, owning and using a fountain pen is one of the great delights of life. Once relegated to public school classrooms and the tweed jacket pockets of university professors, fountain pens are now enjoying a renaissance among those who are looking for some relief from the joyless anonymity of the ballpoint pen and computer keyboard.

If you are shopping for your first fountain pen, there are a number of issues to consider. First of all, think about what you want to pay. There are fountain pens to fit every budget, but the cheaper ones tend to have steel or gold-plated nibs. These are more rigid than 14ct or 18ct gold nibs, and don’t last as long either. The price will also reflect the material used for the barrel, and any decorative embellishments.

You also need to match the size of the pen with the size your hand. Fountain pens come in a wide spectrum of lengths and thicknesses, so you should try a few different models to see how they feel in your hand. Thicker pens can be easier to hold, but it is a matter of personal preference. Remember that you will be using this pen frequently, so you need to pick one that feels comfortable.

It is also very important to pick a nib with the right point to suit your writing habits. There are different point widths that produce correspondingly varied scripts, depending also on how much pressure is exerted on them.

Naturally, you should select a fountain pen that looks attractive too. Take the time to shop around and compare a number of models and finishes. Whether you prefer a restrained, classical style or a more exuberant, brightly-coloured design, you are bound to find one that catches your eye.

Similar Posts: