Our pen collection focuses on quality, value and choice. Owing to our specialisation in pen engraving, we have ensured most are suitable. Whilst we stock the major brands such as Parker and Cross, we also offer niche brands such as Otto Hut (fantastic value for sterling silver). Have you chosen your writing type? Fountain pens offer the most tactile and luxurious writing experience, whilst ballpoints pens are the practical choice. A rollerball combines the smoother writing of a fountain with the ease of a ballpen.
Ballpoint PensDurable and reliable, a ballpoint pen is the practical choice. We specialise in premium ballpoint pens that use a twist mechanism as opposed to a click. As the price rises we find they have a weightier feel, incorporate luxury materials such as sterling silver and wood, and feature added detail. The Parker Sonnet offers refined style at an affordable price, also available in a slim profile. The Fisher Space bullet pen has an iconic shape, using a pressurised refill that can write at any angle and 3 times longer.
Fountain PensA fountain pen is about the smooth flowing style, returning to a time honoured tradition. Explore our range of nibs from extra fine to broad, including those for left handers from Lamy. See our comparison of different nib widths. Go for Gold! Graf Von Faber Castell, Cross Townsend and Waterman Carene’s (among others) gold nib adjust to your handwriting over time. Choose superior quality and value with Platinum fountain pens, their unique music nib encouraging smoother ink flow. Guide to buying a fountain pen.
Rollerball PensRollerball pens combine the smooth ink flow of a fountain pen with the reliability of a ballpoint (read our post, rollerball vs ballpoint). Rollerballs also benefits from a grip and finger support, making them ideal for long periods of writing. You’re in good company if you choose the Cross Townsend, used by American presidents. Or why not try the unique Cross Edge which is capless. We love the long sweeping lines of the Waterman Carene rollerball, influenced by the shape of a yacht. Refills are available in medium or fine tip.
Pen SetsFor the connoisseur of fine stationery, a pen set is an ideal gift. All our popular brands (Parker, Cross, Waterman) are available as sets in combinations of fountain, rollerball, ballpen and pencil. If you require an impressive gift, many Parker sets feature an oversized gift box with accessory such as a pen case. For pure indulgence, the Graf von Faber Castell desk set is a thing of beauty presented in a finely ribbed Cedar Wood box. If you choose our engraving service, both pens are engraved with the same message.
Feather Quills & Dip PensDiscover the charm of simpler times with our range of feather quill and dip pens by Coles Calligraphy, handcrafted in Italy. Feather quills are made from genuine goose feather in a variety of colours, with a removeable nib. Our hand blown Venetian glass pen set makes a pretty gift, whilst the ostrich feather is for those with a flamboyant streak. Art lovers will enjoy the wood dip pen with 8 ink colours. All sets are presented in a gift box which may include a variety of nib sizes, quill stands, ink bottles, calligraphy booklet.
Multifunction PensBreathe life into your notes with a multifunction pen, ideal if you carry just one pen. Our range includes combinations of coloured ballpens, pencil, highlighter, stylus (with many including an eraser). The Cross Tech 3 is quite beefy with most of these options, whilst their Tech 2 is a lighter version with ballpen and stylus. We like Lamy multifunction pens with their functional and unique gravity selection mechanism. Take care purchasing refills, since multifunction pens take a specialised, thinner style.
PencilsAdd a sense of refinement to your note taking and doodling with a propelling pencil made from quality materials such as carbon fibre and sterling silver (the added weight gives an extra feeling of control). We stock pencils from brands such as Cross, typically with an HB lead, and a width between 0.5 and 0.9. For a truly unique writing experience try the revolutionary Yoropencil with its finger support and ergonomic grip, or the Worther if you need to draw on unusual surfaces such as wood or glass. Guide to lead sizes >
Calligraphy PensPractice the traditional art of calligraphy with sets from brands such as Lamy and Sheaffer. Sets come with different nib widths so that you can try your hand at different calligraphy techniques, and learn the basics from the booklets provided.
View AllOur pen collection focuses on quality, value and choice. Owing to our specialisation in pen engraving, we have ensured most are suitable. Whilst we stock the major brands such as Parker and Cross, we also offer niche brands such as Otto Hut (fantastic value for sterling silver). Have you chosen your writing type? Fountain pens offer the most tactile and luxurious writing experience, whilst ballpoints pens are the practical choice. A rollerball combines the smoother writing of a fountain with the ease of a ballpen.
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Pen Buyers Guide
The writing mechanisms of ballpoint pens are similar to rollerball pens but there are several differences. While a ballpoint pen uses a thick oil-based ink, the rollerball pen uses liquid ink. This key difference makes the rollerball feel smother and more liquid, giving it a more fluid action which is comparable to a fountain pen. Read More....
Fountain pens offer a smooth and luxurious writing experience, adding personality to every stroke you make. Finding the right fountain pen isn't so easy, as there is a vast array of options and choices (do you want a fine or medium nib? a converter or ink cartidge?) Follow our fountain pen buyers guide below, and you will be sure to find the right pen partner.
Writing with a fountain pen will provide you with a pleasurable experience for years to come. A fountain pen will last you for many years, perhaps even generations if it's given the right amount of care. Caring for your pen is not a particularly difficult or laborious process and will save you a lot of money on expensive nib replacements. Read more...
We're pleased to offer an engraving service to complement your purchase. We use a computerised engraving machine to engrave your pen and this provides a pinpoint-accurate finish. All the pens we're able to engrave are clearly marked with the 'can be engraved' symbol. Watch our engraving video...