It’s never too late to improve your handwriting, even if your Year 10 English Lit teacher is never going to forgive all those unreadable essays you handed in...
Whether it be legibility, consistency, or just straight up how it looks, we’ve got ten pens that could be just the thing to make you a real thrill with a quill.
The All-Time Classics...
No matter if you’re a fountain pen or pencil person, these are three great all-rounders to keep in your pencil case.
With its triangular grip the LAMY Safari is a hardy and approachable entry into the world of fountain pens, perfect for the newbie more used to ballpoints.
Delfonics Wooden Ballpoint
It won’t matter how small your writing is, with its super accurate needlepoint tip, the Delfonics Ballpoint will keep up.
Now we know it's a pencil, but it's earned a mention. From John Steinbeck to Vladimir Nabokov, from Stephen Sondheim to Hooper from Jaws, there’s a reason the Blackwing 602 is such a classic.
For The More Adventurous...
Whether scaling Mt. Everest or writing War & Peace, these are pens that’ll stick with you for the long haul.
Pilot Custom 823
The perfect meeting point of traditional and modern sensibilities. With its vacuum filling system, you’ll have a hard time running out of ink with the 823.
With its piston filling system, you can fill the entire transparent barrel with ink. Though be careful not to lose track of time watching all that Pilot Iroshizuku ink slosh around...
Able to keep on writing for upwards of 8000 metres, there aren’t many ballpoints out there that can run a marathon like the Ballograf Epoca (well… a ⅕ Marathon, at least)
Traveler’s Company Brass Fountain Pen
One of the greatest of all pocket pens. Excellently ergonomic and beautifully simple design with an accurate fine nib, just wait and see the patina.
The Final Frontier…
For when you really need to go above and beyond, these are some truly otherworldly options...
If you’re wanting to add a bit of stylistic flair to your writing but don’t want to put in the practice, the LAMY Joy’s Italic nib will have you there in no time.
Fisher Space Pen
Used by NASA since all the way back in 1968 on Apollo 7, the Fisher Space Pen writes in zero gravity, writes underwater and in extreme temperatures. To quote Seinfeld’s Jack Klompus, “Take the pen!”
Herbin’s La Perle Des Encres Set
If you want to really up your handwriting game, this dip pen set from historic ink manufacturer Herbin has everything you need to start practicing your traditional Spencerian script.
Well, we've reached the end of this list, but we've barely scratched the surface of all the pens out there.
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