At times, you may end up using your fountain pen for more than just a few minutes. You might actually end up writing for more than an hour if you’re engrossed in an activity such as journaling or sketching. This can make writing uncomfortable, especially for long sessions. This is especially true for heavy-handed writers, who may feel discomfort after even just a few lines of writing if their pen is not designed to write for an extended period.
Here, we’ve picked out some of our favorite pens for long writing sessions. They’re balanced, excellent writers, and most importantly, comfortable.
1. Pelikan M205
The Pelikan M205 rarely disappoints, and for long writing sessions, it’s a great option. Pelikan nibs are some of the smoothest and most consistent that fountain pen writers can use. There is a noticeable flex to an M205 nibs compared to standard steel nibs that makes the writing experience easier on the hands and more enjoyable overall.
2. Sailor 1911S
The 1911 Standard model from Sailor is a dependable workhorse of a pen that simply inspires confidence. It comes with a beautiful nib that has just a touch of feedback while maintaining a smooth, easy sensation when writing. It also feels really nice in the hand, with the resin body giving just enough weight while still remaining light in the hand.
The Pilot Vanishing Point may seem like it’s much more suitable for jotting down quick small notes rather than longer writing sessions. However, it is actually more uncomfortable for situations where writers pick up and put down pens often (as is the case with quick note-taking). The cartridge and converter filling system also makes this pen a great go-to option. If the original vanishing point is too large for you, then try out the Decimo model, which is thinner and better for smaller hands.
4. LAMY Safari
Sometimes you just want a great pen at a lower price point that just works. In our experience, this has to be (once again) from LAMY. The Safari has shown time and time again that it is a great performer, even for long writing sessions. These pens are consistently good, lightweight in the hand, and ergonomically designed to let you write to your heart’s content.
5. Parker 51
The original Parker 51 was designed with daily use in mind. The newer releases of the same model have maintained the original proportions of this design, making the pen a comfortable, balanced writer, even with the cap posted on the barrel. Writers will enjoy the gold-plated stainless steel nib, which writes well immediately out of the box with no skipping or hard starts. If you like a reliably wet nib with a well-proportioned pen body, then this is the one for you.
Long writing sessions can be an enjoyable way to pass your time. Besides, there are many benefits of writing by hand that can make those long, quiet hours even more special. Having the right pen is essential to make sure you can write without fatigue. Take any of these pens, prepare your favorite tea or coffee, and get ready to settle down for a few longer moments of uninterrupted writing joy.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting