The Best Fountain Pens for a Beginner

Finding the Best Beginner Fountain Pen

Fountain Pens are making a comeback. Debating buying one? Here is a link that can help with your decision, outlining the advantages and benefits of owning one. Here at Buchan's Kerrisdale Stationery Shop, we have compiled a list of the best beginner fountain pens to help you enter the fountain pen market.

LAMY Safari Fountain Pen

LAMY Safari Fountain Pen I recently reviewed the LAMY Safari Fountain Pen, and as I use it more, it has quickly become my favorite fountain pen I've owned. While I do believe it is one of the premier fountain pens on the market, it's attributes make it a perfect pen for beginners. The features I look for that will suit novices best are feeling, smoothness, weight, and grip. The grip for the Safari is A+, by far one of the most comfortable pens I've owned. Added that with its balanced weight, the feeling you get with this pen is fantastic. The different options of nibs allow this pen to be suitable for any writer with any level of skill. The writing is quite smooth and is difficult to smudge. There is a wide variety of color options for both ink and pen, which can help those looking to collect. I would definitely recommend this pen to all beginners looking to enter the fountain pen market. Purchase the Safari Fountain Pen by LAMY at Buchan's Kerrisdale Stationery Shop in Vancouver, Canada.


PLATINUM PLAISIR Fountain Pen I really enjoyed the texture of the PLATINUM Plaisir Fountain Pen. It's grippy, which makes it fingerprint resistant, giving it a sleek, aluminum look. The cap prevents does a great job preventing the nib from drying, allowing for maximum smoothness with your writing; furthermore, the minimum skipping allows for a truly enjoyable writing experience. This is quite a reliable pen and a perfect starter kit for beginners. While the color selection is less than the LAMY, this pen packs a punch for its price, leading to a fantastic experience for users of all levels. This is by far my favorite PLATINUM pen, and I would highly recommend it to any user, but especially novices. You can purchase the PLATINUM Plaisir Fountain Pen at Buchan's Kerrisdale Stationery shop as well.


The Best Beginner Fountain Pens Overall, these are the two best fountain pens for beginners. If you are in the market for a pen but don't know where to start. I would highly recommend choosing one of these to start off with. Their combination of affordability, feeling, and writing style will suit the needs of any novice who wishes to embark on their journey of fountain pen ownership.