Did you notice that our fathers’ hand writing are so beautiful? In Taiwan, people who born in the 50-60’s —our parents’ generation—need to take strict calligraphy classes in elementary school. They are so serious about writing stationery. To express our gratitude to our father, who experienced so much and being a pillar of our family—what kind of fountain pen is the best choice? Gentlemen over 40 prefer to these characteristics:
Longer, heavier, and wider barrel is better for men. It brings stable weight to be hold and write easily.
Fit their hand
The palm of a man is usually bigger, and the tactile sensation of fingers could change with life habits and age. A wider and ergonomic grip section bring a comfortable feel while holding.
Fountain pen use capillary action to write. It doesn’t need to exert a force on writing. Therefore, a proper "back center of gravity" design allows light and easy manipulation when writing.
As people aging, the vision will weaken and the handwriting will become more loose and not so neat as young. A F (fine) nib or a M (medium) nib could make writing smoother and easier to recognize.
A fountain pen a.k.a. "Ten Thousand Year Pen", can be a symbol of the glorious years of fathers. While reminiscing about the beauty of the times, choose a fine pen could be a family heirloom to pass on from generation to generation. These delicate things extend the family spirits vaguely. According to these principles, you can pick a good pen for Dad! Or refer to our recommended pieces—
Beautiful metallic overlay showing off the resin underneath. Geometric lines depicting a strong and smart temperament.
Flaring aesthetic appeal of the calm amber barrel made with acrylic resin. A large, cigar-shaped pen. https://www.laban.com/product/mento-fountain-pen-ts/
Laban 325 series, the black and white color is timeless and eternity. Classical Scholar temperament. https://www.laban.com/product/cambridge-fountain-pen-bki/