These days, ballpoint pens are not typically recognized for their sophistication and luxury. Most people just grab the nearest pen they can find in stationery stores or grocery stores without a second thought. Although ballpoint pens are well-loved because of their convenience, they can certainly be as luxurious as other writing tools, like fountain pens. Here are some of the best luxury ballpoint pens you can try to elevate your daily writing experience.
Retro 51 Tornado
Kicking off our list with a well-priced yet luxurious pen is the Retro 51 Tornado ballpoint. It is a very good-looking and ruggedly-built ballpoint pen that is entirely made of metal. This is perfect for writers looking for a bit of heft and weight to their writing tools. As with any ballpoint pen, the writing quality is a function of its refill, and the refill that comes with the Retro 51 Tornado by default is superb. It also comes with a knurled section at the top, which allows the pen to retract and extend with slow and precise movement, giving the Tornado a wonderful and luxurious feel. The pen does not have a specific section and grip, but it is tapered and comfortable to hold nevertheless. If you’re looking for a high-quality ballpoint pen for a fair price, then this is definitely one to try.
Pelikan’s Souveran line is known for its versatility, and the same goes for their ballpoint pen models. The Souveran comes in a wide array of color combinations, all of which have a beautiful, elegant, and glossy finish, so there’s definitely something for everyone. You can choose ballpoint pens from the 400 or 405 collection, the 600 or 605 collection, and the 800 or 805 collection. Each collection offers different sizes and styles to fit your personal preferences. No matter which one you choose, you’ll be guaranteed an expertly crafted pen that writes beautifully and consistently.
Montblanc Meisterstück Le Grand
When it comes to Montblanc, the Meisterstück immediately comes to mind. The LeGrand is a model from this line that is an excellent addition to your luxury ballpoint collection. This pen is incredibly well-made, using a precious resin and a very expensive material called “laurocerasus” which is often used for making exclusive and expensive furniture. The LeGrand is very easy and comfortable to hold and features a platinum-coated writing system to make your handwriting better. It writes incredibly smoothly and can even rival some of the best fountain pens on the market in terms of writing experience.
Parker Duofold Classic Centennial
The Duofold is Parker’s most distinguished pen model. The ballpoint version comes with an 18-carat gold nib and is detailed with precious metal finishes that make it a fine writing instrument indeed. The golden nib gives the pen a softer bounce when it comes into contact with paper, providing a more luxurious feel when you write. Along with the restyled nib, the pen also comes with a wide three-ring band, black resin end caps, and a streamlined metal tassie for a classic yet standout look. The Duofold Classic Centennial ballpoint pen comes in bold black and red colors, both of which make a statement with the rest of the pen’s design.
Pilot Custom Urushi
Similar to the Parker Duofold in that it comes in a bright, regal red and a sleek, elegant black, the Custom Urushi from Pilot is one of the most luxurious ballpoint pens you can use. Its body is made from ebonite and covered with urushi, which is a precious Japanese lacquer that creates a protective surface and resists corrosion. This material gives the pen a more comfortable feel when compared to regular acrylic pens. The Custom Urushi is a large pen, but it is well-balanced and can be easily held by most hand sizes. It features a medium-tip (1.0) nib and oil-based ink that allows for easy and smooth writing, also thanks to its beautifully engineered design.
There are many advantages to writing with a ballpoint pen, and luxury ballpoint pens are in a league of their own when it comes to performance and feel. It is not just in the smoothness and ease of use of the nib but in the balance and comfort of the pen. Whether you use it for jotting down quick notes or writing letters and journal entries, having a ballpoint pen of this caliber can truly elevate your writing experience.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting