I've just seen yet another prediction signalling the end of the fountain pen. While Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO told ABC News he doesn't think they will be around in 10 years time, reports suggest that sales of these age old writing instruments is rising, only time will tell the outcome.
Fountain Pens don't need to be expensive, there are so many on offer to suit the beginner or those that just want something cheap & cheerful for everyday use for fear of losing something high end.
Here at Tiger Pens we stock a wide range of pens, whether you're looking for something from the highly respected German brand Lamy, Japans oldest pen manufacture Pilot or a disposable fountain pen all budgets are catered for.
Here are 3 Popular Fountain Pens Under £20
Pilot V-Pen V4 Disposable Fountain Pen
This disposable pen has a medium nib & is available in 7 different colours including violet, light green & blue. The liquid ink is delivered through a steel nib via a V-System controller ensuring a smooth writing experience.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen – Yellow
This popular pen has a strong plastic barrel, comfortable triangular shaped grip & metal pocket clip. There is a handy window to view the ink level just below the grip section, supplied with an ink cartridge the Safari can also be filled using a converter. This is one of Lamy's best sellers & is available in a choice of fine, medium, broad or left handed nibs.
Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen Black
Based on an original 1930's design this octagonal shaped pocket sized pen is just 10.5cm long when capped. Made from a tough yet lightweight plastic the cap displays branding & Kaweco's characteristic logo. It has a strong gold plated/iridium nib that is available in 5 sizes. The Classic Sport uses short international cartridges but an optional converter is available. A pocket clip with a gold or chrome finish can be purchased separately. This fountain pen is available in other colours.
A lot of people still prefer writing by hand on paper over using a stylus on a touch screen. While there are folk that love the distinctive writing experience that a fountain pen offers I've no doubt there will be pen makers to equip them.