If you’re like me, you probably love online shopping on places like Amazon.com. Have you ever wondered which fountain pens are the bestselling fountain pens on Amazon? Here I put together a list of the top 10, and I’m happy to know that I have already got reviews of some of them! Top 10 bestselling fountain pens on Amazon 10. Lamy AL-Star I have the review of the AL-Star right here, and it’s being compared with the Lamy Vista fountain pen, which is in a similar family as the Lamy Safari and the Lamy Vista. Often a little more expensive than the Lamy Safari, I suppose it’s why it ranks 10th this time. Personally, I like how the aluminium body feels, but probably due to the price, it seems that this is a less preferred option than the Safari. 9. Jinhao X450 I haven’t seen this pen before, but it looks just like a classic cigar-type fountain pen. I am guessing that people like this pen because it looks a little bit like a Mont Blanc or a Sailor pen (but I could be wrong). It seems to be a nice pen, and Jinhaos are rather popular for being well-built […]
Thanks to a colleague who has recently been to China for a work trip, I am now the happy owner of a new Hero fountain pen: the 1382. Here’s a pic of it that I took with my phone’s camera — it’s kind of overexposed and blurry but should do fine: Being a left-handed creative prodigy (just kidding), it’s quite difficult to find a suitable fountain pen which wouldn’t scratch or dig up fibres from paper when writing. Or let’s put it this way: I’m currently not able nor willing to spend a diamond on a good fountain pen, so it’s not very easy to get the best of both worlds in terms of price and “left-hand-ability” for a fountain pen. But this pen costs only 98 RMB (approx. 18-19 SGD) and writes like an angel for me. The pen is about 13.5cm capped and 15.5cm posted. When uncapped it rests well between my thumb and index finger and to me it’s quite well-balanced in terms of weight. The body is lacquered black and there is a picture of a hawk on the clip side of the pen cap. On the other side of the cap it simply says “1382”. The Hero 1382’s nib […]
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