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Pelikan
Pelikan are the proud title holder of one of Germany's oldest trademarks with a rich history dating back to 1871. The Souverän fountain pen collection has become widely regarded as one of the finest ranges in the world.
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Graf von Faber-Castell
Prestige luxury writing instruments and desk accessories from the unmistakable Graf von Faber-Castell. Understated elegance and undeniable quality since 1761.
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Kaweco Frosted Sport
German manufacturer Kaweco tell us the light colours and fresh names of their Frosted Sport range were inspired by the feeling of summer. Opaque ice-like barrels in six fruit-inspired pastel colours are complemented by silver accents.
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Pencils
Pencils have come a long way since 1761. We have all types, from traditional woodcase pencils to the mechanical variety using clutch or propelling mechanisms. Faber-Castell have taken the pencil to the next level with the 'Perfect Pencil' complete with extender, concealed sharpener and eraser.
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Leather Goods
Fine leather accessories including pen cases, key rings, purses, wallets and desk accessories from world leading manufacturers including Mywalit and Graf von Faber-Castell.
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Bottled Ink
Choose a hue from our extensive range of fountain pen inks, including new colours from Graf von Faber-Castell. If you like to keep a varied selection British ink maker Diamine have added new 30ml bottles to their offering with over one hundred to choose from.
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Welcome to The Pen Company

We are an independent, family-run business aiming to provide our knowledge of writing instruments and associated products to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Our website is an ever evolving stationery shop and we appreciate your feedback.

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Free Engraving service

We offer a free engraving service. If you see our 'free laser engraving' symbol on a product, you have the opportunity to personalise the item with a bespoke name or message. Perfect for a gift, to add professional branding or simply to make sure nobody pinches your favourite pen.

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Sailor Pens
Sailor Pens

Revered by those in the know, The Sailor Pen Company produce some of the finest fountain pens available. Founded in Japan in 1911, Sailor have been producing high quality pens ever since.

Diamine Inks
Diamine Inks

Established in 1864 Diamine continue to manufacture fountain pen inks in Liverpool UK. These high quality inks are available in 111 colours in bottles & also 25 colours in convenient international standard cartridges.

Fountain Pens
Fountain Pens

Once the staple pen for all & now viewed more as luxury pens - they don't have to be - whilst we stock limited edition pens for collectors we also carry fountain pens suitable for everyday use and budgets.

School Pens
School Pens

Learning to write is an essential life skill learnt in School and used for a lifetime.We stock a wide selection of pens and pencils suitable for novice writers forming their first letters to competent essayists sitting...

Last Reviews
Excellent pen, excellent service
By Marv.
A substantial, smooth writing pen at an attractive price. The 1000 is comparable to the Montblanc 149 in every respect. The Pelikan 1000 fine nib looks to be approximate to the Montblanc medium nib
Classic pen for an affordable price
By Matthias Meckel.
Over the years I have started to appreciate the classic look and high quality of the CdA 849 more and more. The Metal-X line is a great way of getting a more fancy version of this classic pen for a very affordable price.
A wonderful waterproof ink
By Agnes Leung.
Great colour and quality ink.
Excellent!
By Linda A Jones.
I have bought Diamine ink from the Pen Company previously. This time I needed regular ink, but I wanted to try the Diamine Shimmer ink. The shimmer ink is stunning! I can use it for multiple projects, or just for writing, the inks are fabulous!
The service I have had from the Pen Company on th...
Great pen.
By Stuart Simpson.
Used Sheaffer many years ago and it was a great pen. Purchased this fountain pen and it writes wonderfully, doesn't scratch the paper like other pens, writes so smooth. Used other fountain pens and this is far superior. I've just ordered a Sheaffer 300 Rollerball and will be ordering the Ballpoint t...
Have been using these for 20 years
By Mikester MD.
Love these pens...
Great grip and tremendously writable when it hits my legal pad!
Sailor pen
By Amrik Singh.
Amazing pen...has a 21 carat gold nib. One of the very few pens which has that nib. Very smooth flow and a pen which gives immense writing pleasure.
Super Fast Delivery, excellent quality
By Steve.
Received the engraved pen the day after placing the order, with engraving on both the clip and the top of the pen. The engraving quality is excellent and looks really really good. I don't know how they can do that and deliver the next day!
Love it.
By Dr. Lou.
Love this pen! Black and beautiful!
Wow
By J.
Incredible, beautiful pen. Worth every penny. 5⭐️.
refill working fine
By roger padfield.
refills are an excellent quality for easy writing
Grail Pen
By T8.
This was a grail pen for me. I finally pulled the trigger and purchased it. It was out of stock at the time, but thepencompany team kept me updated all along the way. I finally recieved it in August. I am writing this review in February. It has been one of my main pens since then. It hasn't had a br...
Diamine inks
By Becky.
Great inks, lovely colours, flow really nicely. Amazing service, arrived really quickly and nicely packed. Would absolutely order from here again!
Diamine Bilberry Cartridges
By Joy Christopher.
Wow. I can't believe the speed with which this arrived. Ordered one evening and here by lunchtime the next day. I ordered several colours but only tried Diamine Bilberry so far. Lovely colour and great quality as you'd expect from Diamine inks. Fast drying and glides over the paper. But going back t...
Can't Get Enough off this Pen
By Mrs C.
It's strange how things pann out in the pen world. I bought one of these as I come under the bracket of 'Dog' in the Chinese Zodiac. I'd never tried a Cross pen before. I wondered if it would bring me luck. I was expecting to be underwhelmed and have no sound reason for that. But hey ... happy endin...
A truly elegant, significant pen!
By Guy Devyatkin.
I have had my PELIKAN SOUVERÄN M805 (blue-black with a fine nib) for about a year, and, in this time, I have only come to admire its qualities even more. These features fall into several categories: appearance, feel, mechanism, operation, and durability. The M805 is beautiful, especially with the...
Diplomat Traveller Ballpoint Pen Excellent
By Kathy.
The Diplomat Traveller Ballpoint Pen was delivered inside a day and it was engraved as well. Excellent service and a lovely pen. Thankyou
Solid!
By Daryl.
What a solid pen it is! Fair weight distribution
A fine heirloom delivered by even finer retailers!
By LH.
I was initially turned off by the poor quality control of Pelikan's 18k nib, many warnings and advice that to buy a Souverän is to also pay a nibmeister to get it right. I probably annoyed the service team by stressing this many times but it arrived with elegant packaging and , yes, smooth, wet and...
Graceful & Elegant like a Rolls Royce
By Daryl.
It sure is a small pulchritude pen.
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