A good pen shouldn’t have to break the bank. Whether your bank account is looking sparse after the festive season or you’re saving up for something big, being on a budget doesn’t mean you should miss out on some top quality stationery.
When you’re searching for a pen that writes well, you’ll want to be looking for a number of things.
There’s the smoothness of the writing; be it from nib or tip, you’ll want a clean, consistent line of ink flowing from your pen.
There’s the craftsmanship of both the pen and any mechanism inside; you’ll want this pen to last for many years to come.
And you’ll want your writing instrument to be a joy to use every day.
Many times pens are made more expensive by the materials they are made from. Unusual and rare materials, like precious metals or wood, are used to craft the barrel and cap sections. Sometimes gemstones are embedded into the pen itself. These may make the writing instrument look impressive, but ultimately they do not affect the writing itself.
We’ve compiled a list of go-to writing instruments where their budget price certainly hasn’t compromised on the craftsmanship. All under £30, but all write like they cost hundreds.