The 9 Best Quill Pens
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in July of 2019. Though not very common today, the quill was the primary writing instrument from the 6th to the 19th century and was used to create countless historical documents. If you like to write letters by hand or practice calligraphy, one of these pens will add some flair to the process, and they're also great for signing guest books at special events or simply as a decorative accent for your desk. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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Whether you plan to actually use your quill pen on a regular basis, or just think it would look cool on your desk, there's an option to suit your needs. Our list includes a variety of styles ranging from functional to ornate.
Simple, but attractive, the Featty Gifts 12-Piece includes a long birchwood pen in addition to the quill pen, with five interchangeable tips that work with both. It also comes with five different ink colors, so it's a good set for those who are just getting started. The KenTaur European has a minimalist look and includes six stainless steel nibs. It comes with high-quality Austrian ink and is quite budget-friendly at less than $15.
For something flashier, consider the Vanilla Uncle Vintage, which is available in several feather designs, including peacock, night owl, and white pheasant. The Featty Gifts Dip Set has an elegant metal stem with wispy white feathers around its base, making it perfect for dressing up the entryway for special occasions. The EC Vision Antique makes a great gift for a Harry Potter fan, but it's a little shorter than many others, so adults with large hands may find it uncomfortable to hold.