My TOP 5 Favorite Fountain Pens!

My TOP 5 Favorite Fountain Pens!

100 thoughts on “My TOP 5 Favorite Fountain Pens!

  1. Typical millenial video. useless Might as well sit on those pens. Or highfive the point with your head. The only way this annoying video will be interesting

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  3. One of my favorite pens in school was a hallmark wooden pen it was a ballpoint with blue ink but it wrote so smooth I loved it and it actually just recently ran out of ink so i half to buy another insert

  4. Mr Potato sat on a couch eating a baked Yukon Gold. At what point does it become too much potato.

    Also, Peter’s voice is perfect for saying the word smooth. Smooooth. The guy from ‘Happy’ would have been less creepy if a Peter narrated the story.

  5. Great. Amazing. I am Blessed whenever u post also u look really great in this i love this i love u peter ur great i make my gf watch U thank u ok

  6. Do you have a recommendation for a converter that works with the Muji? i'm getting kinda tired using a syringe on the same cartridge.

  7. QUESTION: Hi Peter – the Pilot Parallel you showed had an Orange Cap (2.4mm nib) but the bib in the Opus 88 had a blue base nib (6.0mm). Whichever one you wrote with belongs in my collection STAT. Would you please confirm if nib you used was the 6.0mm? Thank you!!

  8. Some nice pens there. I have the Muji, thanks to your review of it. Great pen!
    I won't touch the Lamy, due to my sister buying one and never getting it to work, and also having to buy Lamy cartridges only….Just bad in my opinion.

  9. If i had to choose a favorite fountain pen, which i do not..
    Pfft.
    But still if i had to choose…
    Which i do not…
    Bruh. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  10. YAY- I just love that Kaweco. When I sent that it was prob the one I was using the most, but mine is clear I think. For a bit I was worried that this was the one that got messed up. I see you still have the other one too, but I also prefer the Kaweco over the Noodler's.

  11. That Waterman 55 reminds me of the other vintage pen (the Venus something) you got from the fan who wrote on the seismograph paper. You really liked that one too 🙂
    EDIT: I own the Jinhao 250 that Peter mentions and it works great. Like no problems at all, solid, satisfying, and it is less than 10 dollars (it was 7.50 for me, including shipping)

  12. You know peter, watching your channel over the year has really taught me to appreciate the fact that my penis is 1.6" fully hard

  13. Fountain pen comparable to a dip pen you would use for hatching and drawing to get the same effect of a dip pen? Any recommendations?

  14. Really enjoy your videos. Do you have a suggested nib size for beginners? I see many with options for medium vs fine nib size etc.

  15. From another fountain pen freak. Highlight of this video for me was when you were going over the vintage Waterman with the flex nib, noting that vintage pens were for the real fountain pen enthusiast…"you'll know when you get there." I peed myself I thought that was so funny and so right on.

  16. Most underused adjective describing writing with fountain pens? "Satisfying"! I propose a satisfaction rating… Thank for all. Cheers, …N

  17. Straight up, I dont give a fuck about these pens. Mostly I just enjoy watching/hearing you draw some crazy shit while I try and fall asleep. Either way you've got good energy.

  18. I hate the kaweco sport. I had one in high school, got another later on, and then realized what I hated about it when I found the better version – the chinese delike alpha. That pen is exactly the same as the kaweco sport (but comes in brass, aluminum and acrylic for about $10-15) but is about 1cm longer, which lets it use a normal converter and lets it be used unposted. I've used one of those for years now as a paramedic, and I've even used it as a makeshift glass breaker with a rock (the brass model) and it still writes and opens just fine.

    For me, my top 5 lower priced pens are the faber castell loom ($35-40) the muji aluminum pen ($15) the delike alpha ($10-15) the wing sung 698 ($15) and the FPR himalaya ($20-40)

    If you've got $50-100, a platinum 3776 century, an osprey milano in ebonite, a pilot custom 74/91, a pelikan m205, or an 18k parker sonnet (routinely come around for $85-100)

    And if you've got $100-150, a lamy 2000, cross townsend, vintage pelikan 400 or 140 (these will have flexible 14k nibs,) a pilot custom 742 or pilot falcon, or some other nice vintage pen like a parker vacumatic or parker 51.

  19. You nailed exactly what I love about the little Kaweco fountain pens and my TWSBI. Lamy is great too! I own two and they're incredibly smooth and reliable.
    I've heard the Faber Castell ones are great! I got an aluminum one with an extrafine nib as a gift and it writes such thin lines, it's awesome.

  20. Fountain pens seem so complicated. Maybe that's why I haven't tried them before. I also wish they had cheaper ink that was waterproof like India ink.

  21. Noodler's black is bullet proof, it is waterproof, lazer proof, freaud proof, bleach proof and so on. It is an amazing company, they have a lot of different kinds of "Bullet Proof" inks, some are even freeze resistant, some are laser proof. Goulet pens has a great guide to all of Noodler's inks and each of their properties.

  22. Watched your channel for some time, and coincidentally found a fountainpen in my classroom the other day. Tried it and loved it. It's a (disposable) Pilot v-pen medium. Doodled the life out of it and fell back in love with fountain pens. Any chance you'll review one of these (not expensive because disposable) pens?

  23. Correction: Noodler’s Ink BLACK is not only waterproof it is archival and forge resistant. There are also quick drying versions of this black as well as feather resistant.

  24. Peter,
    I bought the Kaweco sport and also some Noodlers bullet proof ink. I was not impressed in the way it flowed out, it certainly did not flow like yours did on this video. Do you think it’s is the ink? Also, the nib is a fine.

  25. Fountain pens need to be cleaned, preferably every time you refill them or change the ink. Just put water on the reservoir/cartridge and let it run a few times. Not surprised at all your Lamy's are giving you issues after several years.

  26. Still have my Twsbi Eco and love it. Inspired purchase, by you, got not disappointed in 2 years of using.
    Just a fine drawing pen.

  27. I also made the mistake of using india ink in my Safari and it got gummed up for a long time and I was frustrated. Got some really great ink and flushed the pen out really good, and now it's my favorite pen. So smooth. Kaweco Sport and Eco are in my want list, hopefully I'll get to try soon

  28. Btw I don’t know why no one has picked up on the fact that you don’t need a piston converter or so forth you can just refill your normal cartridges with a seringe.

    Just a little money Saving life hack for you👍

  29. Peter, are the regular nibs of your top 5 (-1) + the honorable mention, “Medium”? If yes, have you any of those (or have you tried them… I mean, in particular the KAWECO, the TWSBI, the LAMMY and the OPUS [with a regular nib] at “Fine”? If yes, is there any substantial difference in comfort, output and overall feeling (for better, or for worse; regardless)? Thanks in advance for any reply. Cheers. George from Hellas.

  30. Waterman's 55! You LUCKY, LUCKY Dawg! There is nothing like the nib and feed union on a 1920's Waterman's. It is my favorite in my fountain pen stable, and even amongst my vintage pens. It's so good I compare every other new vintage acquisition to it, and found them all wanting. It's my everyday carry, everyday writer. I will never regret purchasing this pen. (If you ever get tired of yours, send me a message.)

  31. The Waterman's 55 is the greatest pen ever made. I have three and they're all so very different. Absolute genius design, made incredibly well by both humans and machines from durable materials, with incredible performance and ergonomics and practicality and elegance, logic and soul. And best of all, they're from the late teens and twenties – I'm immediately transported to the time… You're holding one hundred year old memories in your hand, in one perfect little personal device, and keeping it going, to tell even more stories… Forever…

  32. This is my first video of yours I've ever seen (my husband is an artist and has watched a good bit)– but I really enjoyed this video! You add some flair to a subject that can be dull sometimes. I adore fountain pens, though. Thanks for the video!

  33. I love my Lamy Safari. It's modded to be dropper fill, which makes all the difference. I use Mont Blanc black permanent ink. Can use it all week at work with no leaks, but the moment I carry it in my pocket, it leaks. So my EDC is a Moonman Mini.

  34. Yukon golds, all the way baybee
    Also, came across a channel advertising Kawecos and I commented asking if it’s pronounced with a “W” because I could have sworn I heard the lady say it with a “V” and it turns out it’s pronounced kaveco. Lol Germans.

  35. My Lami Allstar works perfectly well, no matter how long it lays down chillin' . I love it. But I certainly want to look into that see trough pen of yours.

  36. I have a Lamy Al-Star, and I haven't had any issues with it. I also have a Waterman Hemisphere, but sadly, I dropped it on a tile floor and the nib got bent so it's out of commission. I'm currently shopping around for flex-nib pen because I'm trying to learn Spencerian Script, and I'd like to be able to do the shading while I'm at it and really have it look nice. This video wasn't super helpful for that, but it's fun to watch other pen nerds geeking out on the stuff I enjoy.

    Anyway, re: inks. Noodler's Old Manhattan Blackest Black – Permanent Ink is my favorite black. It's exclusive to Fountain Pen Hospital, but when I was looking for a very black ink I tried a bunch, and now OMBB is the only black ink I buy. So…if you like your blacks good and black, give it a shot and see what you think. =)

    *No, I don't get paid for promoting it, haha.

  37. Do you use the same ink in all your pens to avoid problems ? I use only high quality Mont Blanc ink (lasts forever) mostly out of fear, lol.

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