Sometimes you need to write, and you need to write fast.  Traditional fountain pens have the screw cap- great for slowing you down and to enjoy your writing experience, but when the clock is ticking, grab a quick draw! Brian has a line up of snap cap, click-able, easy openers to help you accelerate your writing.

Monteverde Limonada – $28

  • by far the least expensive on the list
  • small body, light weight
  • posts long but still good for small hands
  • multiple colors but only nib size (Medium)
Cross Botanica Fountain Pen – $115 to $125
  • large pen but the heaviest is the cap
  • if you don’t post it, it’ll be very quick to unsnap and write
  • solid feel, solid clasp when capping
Lamy Studio – $71 to $160
  • swappable nibs with all other Lamy pens (besides 2000)
  • thin but well weighted
  • caps solidly and smoothly
  • no fuss when writing, the nibs are always reliable
  • slippery grip could be a negative

Pilot E95S Fountain Pen – $136

  • super light, semi flex
  • really small- most people need to post
  • pocket pen
  • pilot nib so sometimes a bit scratchy (especially EF)
  • gorgeous, vintage design

Pilot Prera Fountain Pen – $56

  • quick and easy snap cap
  • really satisfying to open and close
  • short, demonstrator, looks really good with bright ink inside
  • a real sharp shooter

Platinum Balance Fountain Pen – $43.20

  • you can snap and unsnap with two fingers!
  • great nib, semi flex
  • affordable at under $50
  • cap is really light, doesn’t affect balance of pen

Sheaffer Sagaris Fountain Pen –  $63

  • **UPDATE** – We no longer carry this particular pen
  • makes a solid popping sound when you open it
  • heavy cap
  • lots of colors

Pilot Vanishing Point Fountain Pen – $140 to $640

  • one hand click makes it the fastest draw
  • swappable nib unites give you a variety of nibs
  • a little pricey- you can get one ranging from $140 or $640

These are our top recommendations, but there are other great quick draw options. What is your go-to fast writing pen?


Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team