Samantha's Top Entry Level Fountain Pens
I went to a school where regulation knickers but more importantly fountain pens were compulsory. Rollerballs and ballpoint pens were considered to be the work of the devil. So as soon as I left school my head was turned by the newfangled rollerball and I never looked back. My husband always uses a beautiful fountain pen I bought him when he qualified as a solicitor but I have never fancied one. Until now, nearly forty years later. I started working with Danielle and it is like being a kid in a sweetie shop! I am left-handed with short plump fingers which makes things a trifle difficult but I am slowly but surely trying out the pens that we stock here in The Rowan Room. We has lots of entry-level pens with a great selection of funky colours.
Recently I have been drooling over Kaweco’s Perkeo pen in the Breezy Teal colour. I borrowed Danielle’s pen which has a fine nib and found it a little scratchy ( probably because I am left-handed) so I plumped for the medium nib and I am in love. Mine is filled with Summer Purple ink and it is a joy to write with. It is a more traditional looking pen than the Stabilos. It is substantial but is also lightweight.The Lamy Safari pen screams beautiful 1980s styling to me. They offer a left-handed nib that writes so smoothly and is a nice weight to hold in your hand. It could well be my next purchase but what colour to choose?