Muji Fountain Pen

Aluminum MUJI Fountain Pen. $16. Purchase.

[column-group][column]UPDATE [11.17.2014] While I love the design of this pen, it has not proved to be the most useful. Let me preface by saying that I don’t know enough about fountain pens to write knowledgeably on the subject, but in my experiences the pen dried out rather quickly, not from use, but from the passing of time (evaporation due to no seal?). After replacing the cartridge and cleaning the [/column][column]head of the pen of the dried ink, it never quite wrote smoothly again. Consequently, I’ve given up on this pen and wouldn’t recommend it. Instead I’d recommend the Parker Jotter, which I’ve been happily using daily for well over a year. They’re different styles of pens and thus not exactly comparable, but if you’re looking for a minimalist EDC pen go with the Jotter.[/column][/column-group]

2 thoughts on “Muji Fountain Pen”

  1. This pen and the ink that comes with it is honestly terrible. It’s a beautiful piece of industrial design, but a LAMY offers similar looks with the heritage, quality, and functionality of a real pen maker behind it.

    Just my two cents.

    1. Hi Ian,

      Thanks for the comment. You’re absolutely right. I’ve gone ahead and added a quick review to the photos to help anyone else who comes across this post. I’ve looked into LAMY and believe you were referring to the L06, which has a similar design, if a bit less refined. Unfortunately the amazon reviews don’t inspire much confidence in this particular LAMY model. Obviously LAMY is capable of creating great pens, so it’s a little disappointing they didn’t put in the effort when it comes to the L06.
      Conducting a quick search I’m intrigued by the kickstarted Nexus Fountain Pen design, which should begin shipping Dec 31st.

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