Fountain pens do not need to be intimidating. The barrier to entry is lower than it has ever been and the writing performance of even the simplest ones can be phenomenal. Let our selection guide help you get started, then hop on over to our Guide to Choosing a Fountain Pen article to learn more about nib sizes, filling mechanisms, and why fine nib fountain pens are great for note-taking.
If you are a complete novice when it comes to fountain pens the Platinum Preppy is the perfect entry point. It is a low-cost, disposable pen that will give you a good idea of what it is like to write with a nib.
When your appetite has been whetted by a disposable fountain pen a cartridge model is the next logical step. The Lamy Safari is loved by beginners and experts alike for its low cost, ease of use, and superior quality. Everybody should own one.
The colorful and fun Sailor Clear Candy line was recently introduced for the company's 100th anniversary. The fifteen barrel colors and eight ink choices give you many options when purchasing your first fountain pen.