Pocket Pens

A pocket pen is literally a pen that is convenient for the pocket, but also describes the method of achieving a small carrying size whilst being larger in the hand when writing.

A pocket pen has a larger than normal cap, which conceals a large part of the pen when closed. On removing the cap it is placed on the back of the pen and thus creates a much longer barrel ready for writing. The two largest ranges of pocket pens are the Kaweco Sport (known in earlier years as the Kaweco Pocket pens) and the OHTO Tasche - 'tasche' being German for pocket (even though OHTO is Japanese!).

The Kaweco Sport range is determinedly retro in style, recreating a design whose origins go back to the 1930's. Their pocket range includes fountain pens in plastic and metal, plus rollerball pens and an unusual ink roller which uses fountain pen cartridges. There are also matching ballpoints and pencils, though these do not use the 'pocket' concept. Kaweco Sport pocket pens are 105mm long closed, 133mm when writing.

The more contemporary OHTO Tasche range on the other hand provides fountain pens, ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils and rollerballs, all with the same long-cap pocket design. Tasche items are around 98mm long closed and 145mm long when ready to write.

The pocket concept is one approach to making a pen compact to carry but larger to write with. The other main approach is the Telescopic Pen.

Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen Space Grey
Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen Space Grey Mini fountain pen from Cult Pens and Kaweco, with a choice of 8 nib widths
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Only £24.95 inc VAT £20.79 ex VAT 16% off
Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen Discontinued
Cult Pens Mini Fountain Pen Discontinued
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Spacetec Pocket Pen
Spacetec Pocket Pen Compact 'space pen' in the style of the classic Fisher
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Only £28.45 inc VAT £23.71 ex VAT 5% off
Spacetec Pocket Pen Pink
Spacetec Pocket Pen Pink Special edition magenta pink 'space pen'
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Only £28.45 inc VAT £23.71 ex VAT 5% off
Graf von Faber-Castell Pocket Pencil
Graf von Faber-Castell Pocket Pencil Brilliant luxury compact pencil
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Only £120.00 inc VAT £100.00 ex VAT 4% off
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Raw High Gloss
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Raw High Gloss Polished mirror-finish to this solid metal pen
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Grey
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Grey All-aluminium version of the classic design
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Black
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Black All-aluminium version of the classic design
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Silver
Kaweco AL Sport Fountain Pen Silver All-aluminium version of the classic design
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Only £58.00 inc VAT £48.33 ex VAT
Kaweco AC Sport Fountain Pen Black
Kaweco AC Sport Fountain Pen Black Cool ally and carbon compact pocket pen
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Only £92.00 inc VAT £76.67 ex VAT
Kaweco AC Sport Fountain Pen Red
Kaweco AC Sport Fountain Pen Red Cool ally and carbon compact pocket pen
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Only £92.00 inc VAT £76.67 ex VAT
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Blue
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Blue Bright and compact fountain pen
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Only £17.99 inc VAT £14.99 ex VAT 10% off
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Orange
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Orange Bright and compact fountain pen
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Only £17.99 inc VAT £14.99 ex VAT 10% off
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Pink
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Pink Translucent barrel pocket fountain pen
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Only £17.99 inc VAT £14.99 ex VAT 10% off
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Red
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Red Bright and compact fountain pen
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Only £17.99 inc VAT £14.99 ex VAT 10% off
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Yellow
Kaweco Ice Sport Fountain Pen Yellow Translucent barrel pocket fountain pen
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Only £17.99 inc VAT £14.99 ex VAT 10% off
OHTO Minimo Mechanical Pencil
OHTO Minimo Mechanical Pencil Ultra compact mechanical pencil - perfect for notebooks!
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Only £7.50 inc VAT £6.25 ex VAT
OHTO Petit-B Ballpoint Pen NBP-5P5
OHTO Petit-B Ballpoint Pen NBP-5P5 Tiny slim ballpoint extends out to 13cm
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Only £6.40 inc VAT £5.33 ex VAT
OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen FF-10T
OHTO Tasche Fountain Pen FF-10T Brilliant compact fountain pen - full-size in use
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Only £15.60 inc VAT £13.00 ex VAT 4% off
OHTO Tasche Ballpoint Pen NBP-10T
OHTO Tasche Ballpoint Pen NBP-10T Brilliant compact pen expands to full size
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Only £15.60 inc VAT £13.00 ex VAT 4% off
OHTO Tasche Ceramic Rollerball Pen CB-10T
OHTO Tasche Ceramic Rollerball Pen CB-10T Rollerball version of the popular compact Tasche range
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Only £15.60 inc VAT £13.00 ex VAT 4% off
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