As a shop that sells fountain pens, the most common question we get from intrigued newbies is, "which is the best, first fountain pen?" This post should help set you on the path to find the ideal starter pen for you. As you venture into the wide world of fountain pens, you'll notice how personalized these pens can be. My idea of the perfect pen can be completely different from yours. I might love a heavy, metal-bodied pen with a wet, medium nib. You might find the light weight of a resin pen to be more comfortable. The point is, there are many options out there to explore.
The following are five of our best recommendations for your first fountain pen - including features, specifications, and thoughts on each choice. If you're feeling frisky and want to try flex writing or calligraphy, we've also included three additional pens that can bring extra excitement to writing.