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Need a nice fountain pen

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ladybird69 Mon 17-Nov-14 23:08:26

I need a nice fountain pen for a gift. She liked a nice chunky/heavy one but I can't find anything as I've only got a small budget any ideas? TIA

IsItMeOr Mon 17-Nov-14 23:14:42

Cult pens have a very wide range of pens.

PurpleWithRed Mon 17-Nov-14 23:16:36

I was about to say too. I have a pilot capless fountain pen, love it.

ladybird69 Mon 17-Nov-14 23:52:49

Thank you grin I'll take a look

Chinateacup Tue 18-Nov-14 00:00:29

How have I never heard of this before?!

ladybird69 Tue 18-Nov-14 00:12:03

Omg...... £3000 for a pen wink
The pilot is v nice but bit over budget. Found a nice Faber Castel IT has a choice of nibs tho how do I know? She has very fluid loopy writing any advice? Thanks

ladybird69 Tue 18-Nov-14 00:13:55

Would it be naughty to put one on my Christmas list too? They're lovely. We still love writing letters!!!

IsItMeOr Tue 18-Nov-14 08:18:08

I think I might have originally found cult pens via a Mumsnet recommendation. Or certainly after one of the stationery threads (present and correct is one I got from there).

Anyway...nib width is quite personal, unfortunately. I am a little ashamed to admit that I have hardly used the Mont Blanc pen my parents kindly gave me for my 18th birthday, because it has a medium nib, which is really a bit too wide for me. As you have to replace half the pen to change the nib, I've never been able to justify the cost.

A fine nib is possibly a safer bet? Could you sneakily try to ask what they prefer without giving away your plan?

ladybird69 Tue 18-Nov-14 15:32:00

Isit she does tend to use a thicker nib like the gel pens and biro rather than the fine ones. It is such a personal thing I'd hate for her to not use it. Perhaps I should go for the medium and play it safe.

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