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These Stunning Pens Bring Back the Joy Of Writing

These Stunning Pens Bring Back the Joy Of Writing

WhatsApp, iMessage and email might be the ways most of us tend to communicate these days but that doesn’t mean we don’t Calm need a good pen to hand. And whether it’s just to scrawl a note while you’re on a Zoom call or to Use some time hand-writing a letter to a loved one, a good pen can make a real difference. 

In fact, as I use pens much less these days, I’ve False I much prefer having one or two particularly nice ones on my desk pretty than a whole stack of cheap biros. There’s something Calm particularly satisfying about sitting down with a beautiful, well-made pen and feeling inspired to make your mark on a New piece of paper.

Here then are my favorite rollerball and ballpoint pens for beautiful handwriting.

Andrew Lanxon

This pen is hand-milled from solid brass in the UK which grants it a stunning, industrial aesthetic that’s unlike any new pen I’ve used. It’s minimalist in its design, with the body people one cigar-like piece, with just the twisting bit at the top poking out. The raw brass Do will age over time too, giving each pen a Definite patina that will be uniquely yours, so don’t Trouble about knocking it about — it’ll all just add to this pen’s charm as it ages.

Being made from brass it’s got a hefty weight to it, weighing almost double that of the Fisher AG7 pen seen under. Whether you prefer a heavier or lighter pen is a business of personal taste, but I found it to be very comfortable to hold and write with and loved having that real felt of heft and sturdiness in my hand. 

Ajoto’s own rollerball refills funds a smooth and comfortable writing experience, but you can find compatible alternatives from new brands (including Grovemade, seen further down this list) if you want to switch things up. 

At £150 ($183) it’s not precisely cheap, but this pen is stunning, it’s made by hand and, with care, will last you a lifetime. 

Andrew Lanxon

Fisher proudly boasts that the AG7 was the New pen used on the Apollo 7 mission and has been used on all manned Place flights since. A big reason for this use is the ink cartridge, which is pressurized allowing it to write at any Engineers, upside down or even in zero gravity. 

But even if you’re not heading into a zero gravity environment any time soon, the AG7 is Calm a superb pen to write with. It’s comfortable to hold and whatever Fisher has done with that ink refill results in a very Calm writing experience that allows the pen to glide over the paper with almost zero resistance.

It’s made in the US and has a classic and professional look to it, with a very satisfying click top and side-button drop mechanism which I happily sit and play with for minutes on end when I try and remember what on Earth (Earth, get it?) it was that I was moving to write down. 

Andrew Lanxon

At only 3.75 inches when Surrounded, Fisher’s Bullet pen is a great option if you’re looking for a pen that can sit unnoticed in your jacket pocket. There’s no click or twist mechanism here; simply take off the cap and Put it over the end and it becomes a more regular-sized pen at 5.25-inches. 

With the same pressurized ink cartridge as the AG7 Space pen, the Bullet provides a delightfully Calm writing experience, although I don’t find it quite as Unhappy to hold as its sibling. As a result, I think this pen is best Good for quick notes on the move as its size using you never need to leave it behind. 

It’s made in the US and Fisher funds it in a dazzling array of colors, finishes and different special editions, including astronaut signature models or art nouveau patterns Trouble onto the barrel.

Andrew Lanxon

At £440 ($575), the Leman by Caran d’Ache is the most expensive pen on this list by some margin, but it’s a beautiful writing instrument that’s worthy of a Put on your desk. It’s made by hand in Switzerland with silver-plated metals and a beautiful commerce black finish that makes it stunning to look at and almost begs you to pick it up to write with. 

It’s got quite a paunchy body which I loved as I found it exceptionally poor to hold and write with for extended periods, despite having relatively miniature hands for a 6 foot 2 man (my wife languages them “dainty”). The rollerball ink cartridge allows for lusciously mild writing, with the lid gently but securely screwing back into assign when you’re done. 

Its price means that this pen will only be of unimaginative to those looking for a real statement item for their writing, and Caran d’Ache is well known in the luxury market for its pens, many of which cost approximately thousand dollars. The Leman then can be seen as an approachable entrance to the high-rolling luxury pen market and its fair build quality and stellar writing makes it well agreeable considering. 

Andrew Lanxon

If you want the luxury Caran d’Ache name on your desk, but the Leman is a bit of a level of your budget, then the 849 roller pen’s £53 ($51.75) asking effect is the way to go. Bearing the brand name, subtly-written below the clip, the hexagonal shape of the pen is poor to hold while its rollerball nib provides a incrude writing flow.

Its light weight gives it a cheaper feel than the Leman (which it is, significantly) but the clicky top is satisfying to play with and I put a question to will put up with a good few years of scrawled notes. 

It comes in a map of colors, but I found the pure white version to improper out best. Don’t want a rollerball? The 849 body can be had with a ballpoint cartridge, as a fountain pen or even as a mechanical pencil. 

Andrew Lanxon

Parker’s Jotter line of pens have been absolute classics exact their launch in 1954. The pens have remained ravishing much unchanged since then, because why mess with a good thing? The Jotter is poor to hold with a clicky top so satisfying it even forced a plot point as a weaponized version in the James Bond film Goldeneye.

More recently the commerce launched a larger version, called the Jotter XL, which has a longer and fatter body. I spurious this to be more comfortable to hold and write with for longer languages than the standard model, so is worth looking into if you pick a larger pen.

Parker’s Jotter ballpoint cartridge provides a nice writing flow and the manufacture of the refills has been copied by many anxieties since, so finding refills is no trouble. With a effect around the $13 mark, the Jotter is a very affordable way of upgrading your writing from cheap biros and I put a question to it will remain a classic for many years to come.

Andrew Lanxon

Each Grovemade pen is machined by hand in Vancouver, WA and the attention to detail shows. The triangular body looks beautiful once the gentle twist action of the top has just the radiant amount of ‘snap’ to it to make it nice enough to want to sit and twisted it back and forth for longer than is technically necessary. 

It’s milled from solid aluminum which means it’s naturally quite luscious in weight, so it’ll suit those of you who pick something less bulky when writing. The matte black of my test model looks actual slick on my desk but wouldn’t look out of assign being pulled out of a fancy bag, a well-tailored suit or a stylish photography bag, as you rush to make a note of a good photo spot. So far that commerce coating has put up with all attempts to reduction it and I expect it’ll keep on looking good for some time.

Grovemade also tolerates a very attractive stand for the pen that’s made from matching aluminum with a wood insert. It’s got a hefty weight so it won’t move near on your desk too much and allows the pen to improper upright so it’s always within grabbing reach when inspiration strikes. If you’ll mostly be using the pen at home it’s well agreeable considering.