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Right Writes: The 8 Best Pens for Office and Travel

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* A good fountain pen tends to leave a lasting impression
* Great to keep at the office or for use on the go
* From swanky to stylish, check out these awesome pens

Although we live in an age where we take notes on our phones and send emails through our computers, you simply can’t deny the appeal of a well-made fountain pen. Whether you save it for special occasions (think wedding guestbook or signing the contract on a big deal) or you keep it as an accessory on your desk, a good pen tends to make a statement. That’s why we’ve rounded up the eight best pens for everyday use.

1. JinHao 250 Stainless Steel Gold Trim Fountain Pen

This stainless steel fountain pen features a classic style with an above average design. Elegant gold trim mixed with the sleek metallic build create a timeless look. Plus, the refillable cartridge works with most standard inks. Note that this pen does not come with its own ink cartridge.

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2. Pilot MR Retro Pop Collection Fountain Pen

Sporting a fun, retro style, this fountain pen features a sturdy brass barrel and a stainless steel tip. Dipped in a premium matte finish, you’re able to choose from a variety of bright, popping colors to suit your needs. The refillable ink cartridge works with Pilot or Namiki brand inks.

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3. Kaizhonglai Gel Roller Pen With Gift Box

The sleek design makes this roller pen easy to grip and even easier to refill. With an aluminum and copper build, this pen has a welcome heft to it. More than that, it comes with a host of accessories, including a gift box, two refillable black ink cartridges and a flannelette bag. What more could you ask for?

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4. Drawiger Classic Stainless Steel

What sets the Drawiger apart from other pens is its elegantly designed barrel, which provides extra balance and helps you write more comfortably. Add to that the extra fine 0.5mm micro point and stainless steel barrel and you have yourself one incredibly comfy pen that’s a perfect placeholder for any occasion.

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5. Leedemore Natural Handcrafted Rosewood Fountain Pen

Each Leedemore fountain pen is beautifully handcrafted with rosewood, making it both lightweight and corrosion-resistant. Featuring an elegant 0.55mm nib and an extremely comfortable grip, this pen makes a great gift or a great centerpiece. And unlike other fountain pens, this one draws ink directly from the bottle, which helps prevent smears and smudges.

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6. Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen

This super sleek fountain pen comes in three classy colors and features an extremely high-quality stainless steel nib. With a sturdy build and an extra comfortable base, each pen comes with a Pilot ink cartridge and a Pilot Press Plate Converter. If you fancy this fountain pen, the same company also offers gel rollers and ball point pens.

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7. Wordsworth & Bläck Luxury Fountain Pen

This is one seriously suave fountain pen. The timeless design features a 0.5mm nib that sports some incredibly intricate design work. Designed for both left and right-handed writers, the pen itself was made to work smoothly on all types of paper. Each pen comes with an ink converter and stylish gift pouch.

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8. Dryden Luxury Bamboo Fountain Pen & Gift Case

Expertly handcrafted and beautifully packaged, this fountain pen is sure to leave a lasting impression. The high-quality bamboo materials mixed with gold-plated accents really help this pen pop, but where this pen really shines is in its weight distribution. Compatible with standard-sized ink cartridges, this pen also comes with a refillable ink converter.

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