There are many great copper fountain pens on the market today, so how do
you choose the right one? Three of our favorites at Goulet Pens are the Karas Kustoms Ink, the Tactile Turn Gist, and the Montegrappa Fortuna Copper Mule.
All three are very striking workhorse pens that will look great for any writing project. Did you know that when left unpolished over a long period of time, a copper pen forms a patina from skin oils on the writer’s hands? Brian outlines defining specs and features that make these pens unique and shares why he’d recommend any of them for someone looking to pick up a copper pen in the Goulet Q&A slice below. Read on or check out the video to learn more!
This pen is very solid and weighs in at 118g overall. At 137.3mm long with a 9.5mm grip diameter, it is a substantial sized pen. Available for $200, the Karas Kustoms Ink is a great size if you have larger hands. It may not, however, be super comfortable for long writing because of the size and weight. The design of the pen is quite streamlined and sleek, so it will patina nicely and evenly. The Copper Fountain K ($130) is a great alternative that Brian prefers.
The compact, textured Tactile Turn Gist is a great pocket pen with an intriguing design and comfortable grip that’s not slippery at all. The Copper Gist weighs in at 75.6g overall and is 128.5mm closed, but extends to a comfortable 152.6mm when posted to write. It features a continuous spiral cut throughout the body and cap of the pen that offers a visually appealing design element to the pen. At $139, it is also the most affordable option in this group of copper pens. However, the Gist is harder to polish because of the ribbed texture and is not quite as shiny as the other pens on this list to begin with due to the texture. Though what it lacks in shine, it makes up for in panache!
The Montegrappa Fortuna Copper Mule is definitely the showstopper among these copper pens. It features the most elegant design of the three pens on this list, offering a copper body enhanced with brushed stainless steel accents. This lovely two-tone look really appeals to Brian personally. The Copper Mule is the lightest of these pens, weighing in at just 53g for the entire pen. The Fortuna will develop a beautiful patina over time unless the included cloth is used for polishing. This pen may not be the best choice for someone on a budget and at $375, it tips the scales as the most expensive pen on our list. The brushed stainless steel accents could prove problematic for someone looking for that all-copper look as well, as they are pretty noticeable and break up the copper body. But for someone looking to splurge a bit on a show-stopping copper pen, the Copper Mule is the one for you. It also comes with a free copper mug!
Which copper pen catches your eye and captures your heart? Leave us a comment below.
The Goulet Pen Company Team