10 Most Popular Among Readers

You’ve probably seen my favorite fountain pens by price and by brand. Now I’m revealing the most popular among my readers, (based upon what they’ve been buying this year).

This list isn’t dominated by one brand, and there’s a surprise reader pick in here!  Here are the favorites, a mixture of fountain pens, notebooks and inks.

Fountain Pens:

The Lamy Safari was hugely popular this year, especially in the charcoal finish. Cheap pen, triangular grip,  great starter pen.




The Pilot Metropolitan in Black with Croc accents was the most popular but I had to showcase the photo of the white with tiger accents because it’s such a cool and cheap gift!



Not surprising, the Nemosine Fission (also listed in my Top 5) came out a winner for the year as well.




One of my all time favorites, the Parker Sonnet made the list. The most purchased finish was Black and Gold finish. Surprisingly (to me) the most sold nib size on this baby was a Fine.




The Pilot Vanishing Point was a strong seller too, in the Blue Carbonesque finish.  I reviewed a purple version, but this blue looks spectacular.



And the reason I do these lists! I LOVE these surprises. Readers have purchased a lot of pens, but they’re spread pretty well across brands. The Pelikan M200 is a fountain pen I’ve never used or reviewed but it landed on my most popular list because so many people bought it, how fun! A goal for next year!



The Rhodia Webbie notebook in dot was THE most popular notebook or journal this year by a landslide. Great taste, this is a winner!




The Midori notebook was a close second, showing up in the passport size option.




Pelikan 4001 was the most popular ink this year, the Royal Blue color by a landslide. The Turquoise was second  and Brilliant Brown was third in the most popular of the Pelikan inks among readers.


Pilot Iroshizuku was another popular ink, with the Deep Blue Turquoise taking the most popular spot. The next most popular shade was Bamboo Charcoal, (black) and another surprise taking the third most popular spot was a 3-color set! So fun!


Bonus Pick:

This is the three color set that was extremely popular among readers this year, despite the fact I’ve never linked to it. You can get it on Amazon Prime for your own stocking for less than $30 🙂