Four Fountain Pens Under $50 For Beginners

Four Top Fountain PEns

Much as I want to preach the amazing qualities of a Staedtler fountain pen with its intensely smooth nib, heavy barrel and well above average writing experience to first time buyers, I have to remember that most of our new customers are not as enthusiastic as I might be on spending $260 for their first purchase. … Read more

The Parker Premium IM In Matte Black

Parker Premium Matte Black M FP

The name Parker has been synonymous with fountain pens for 125 years. The Parker Pen Company was founded in 1888 after George Parker became unhappy with the reliability of the products he sold. His unhappiness led to the redesign of the humble fountain pen and paved the way for years of design and innovation. And … Read more

Six Steps To Choosing The Right Fountain Pen Paper

Choosing paper for your fountain pen can be a bother until you find the one that really hits the spot! But do you know exactly what to look for in a notepad? Not all paper is created equally and oil based inks found in ball point pens allow more leeway when shopping for paper. Water-based fountain pen … Read more

Converters For Beginners: The Piston Converter

The one thing that ball point pens, roller balls and even pencils have in common is that they come conveniently pre-loaded with ink (or lead). Fountain pens usually do not. You open the box and take the gleaming barrel out. Then wonder how to fill and use your beautiful new pen. You might receive a starter cartridge, pre-filled with … Read more

How To Choose Your First Fountain Pen

A common question I receive from friends, family, and prospective customers is how to choose their first fountain pen. Those not familiar with fountain pens aren’t conversant with the intricacies of converters, nib sizes, line widths and inks. The length of the barrel, the cap, the manufacturing material, the size of your hand and whether you are … Read more