Here are my favourite budget-priced fountain pens.
  1. Lamy Safari (£13.45/$29)
    Modernist fountain pen from Germany. Brilliantly smooth writer.
  2. Kaweco Sport (£15/$19)
    A pocket fountain pen that transforms into a full-sized pens when the cap is fitted onto the end. Excellent German quality.
  3. Jinhao fountain pens (under £10/$10)
    Chinese made fountain pens that are incredibly good value for money. Can be had in many different styles and price usually includes shipping (on eBay).
  4. Platinum Preppy (£2.79/$3.95)
    Japanese made fountain pen - that takes cartridges (although can be refilled with bottled ink)
  5. Pilot Vpen disposable fountain pen (£3.59/$3.80)
    A surprisingly good fountain pen. A great introduction to this wonderful Japanese brand.