Caran d'Ache 849 Fountain Pen with Box

Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen Review & Giveaway!

Caran d’Ache has been dedicated to creating the best fine writing instruments, since 1924. This year, they have released the new Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen. The 849 Fountain Pen has been a top seller since it hit the shelves. So, we decided to test one for ourselves.

Continue reading for a chance to win the pen we used for this review!

Caran d'Ache 849 Fountain Pen

Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen


Caran d'Ache Fountain Pen Blue Logo Under Clip

Caran d’Ache Fountain Pen Blue Logo Under Clip

Designed after the Caran d’Ache 849 Ballpoint Pen, the Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen comes in a simple, but durable, red and white box. We used a Sapphire Blue 849 for this review, although there are a variety of other vibrant colors available. The barrel and cap are both hexagonal, which keeps the pen from rolling. Also, the grip section is smooth, rounded, and easy to hold. The cap comes with a firm metal clip, which increases the pen’s resistance to rolling as well.


Coming in at $52.00 USD, the Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen is very reasonably priced for the quality you get. The 849 Fountain Pen posts to approximately 7 inches by inserting the cap into the back end of the barrel. This unique method gives the pen the extra length needed for those of us with larger hands. Included with each pen is a Caran d’Ache standard international ink cartridge. If you want to use bottled inks, the Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen uses a standard international ink converter.


Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Budo Ink Drops

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Budo Ink Drops

Now for what we really care about – how does it write? The Sapphire Blue pen we used has a Western Fine nib. In this review, we paired this pen with the Iroshizuku Bottled Ink Yama-Budo, or Crimson Glory Vine. While writing, we experienced smooth writing with a great flow. The nib does not flex, so there is no line variation that you can see. This pen performs fantastically, and we would give it a 10/10.

Caran d'Ache 849 Fountain Pen Review

Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen Review


Caran d'Ache Fountain Pen Blue Finial

Caran d’Ache Fountain Pen Blue Finial

Overall, the Caran d’Ache 849 Fountain Pen is perfect for its price. It is the perfect combination of being high quality and budget friendly. If you’ve been debating buying one, buy yours now. It’s worth it.

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Patrick Tinney
6 years ago

Elegant looking slender pen, lovely.

6 years ago

You gotta love companies that giveaway fountain pens

6 years ago

Quite a nice pen! I enjoy the sharp design and beveled body.

Christine Kearns
6 years ago

Pelican blue

Pastor Ron Parish
6 years ago

It is most certainly an in interesting looking pen. I do not own any Caran d’Ache pens of any sort, so this would make a great one to start with.

6 years ago

I’d love to see a review of Kyoto TAG Yamabukiiro.

6 years ago

What a lovely pen! Would love to see a review pitting several high-shading inks against each other. 🙂

Geoff M
6 years ago

Excellent year end gift from my fav pen website!!!

Andrew J Mulnix
6 years ago

I think the Sapphire Blue pen color is my favorite.

6 years ago

What to review next? How about Kaweko Supra
Favorite Ink: Noodler’s Blue Manhattan (FPH exclusive blue-black) or Apache Sunset

6 years ago

I like the hexagonal cross section, not sure about the clip.

6 years ago

This is a lovely pen! I’d like to see a multi-ink review of Inks with “glitter” in them for the holidays.

Connor Beebe
6 years ago

The Sapphire Blue is so reserved compared to the yellow, orange and pink colorways!

6 years ago

My favorite ink changes often, but right now it’s Diamine Steel Blue (which looks more like a teal blue than a steel blue to me, but it’s quite handsome!)

Angelina Hernandez
6 years ago

OMG!!! Sucha great looking pen! I’m new to the world of fountain pens but am looking forward to adding more to grow to my 1 so far

Sara Beauvais
6 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janine Russell
6 years ago

Thanks for the great give away

6 years ago

What an elegant pen, I would love to add it to my collection

Cynthia Cortez
6 years ago

This seems like a wonderful pen! Thank you for the giveaway!

Amouki Kaayou
6 years ago

I need that peennn

Cynthia Cortez
6 years ago

My favorite ink is Lamy purple so far 🙂

6 years ago

Thank you for the review! I’ve been on the fence about whether to try out this pen, so this helps my decision.

G. B.
6 years ago

Is the circumfrance of the pen, about the same as their 849 bp?

Pens n Coffee Pat
6 years ago

What ink would I like to see reviewed? I love to see comparison reviews. Review a few orange inks next to each other. That would be awsesome!

Scott DiGello
6 years ago

Very sleek pen I hope the step down from the body to the grip isn’t too sharp.

6 years ago

I’d love for you to review Pilot Iroshizuku inks

Jenn Dee
6 years ago

My current favorite ink is Bungbox Piano Mahogany. Something about the brown just says warm and snugly by a roaring fall fire.

Talha Suleman
6 years ago

Beautiful pen. I have many of the 849 ballpoint pens. Writes beautifully. Fountain pen will certainly be better.

6 years ago

Funny pen, thank you 🙂

Dan Goldman
6 years ago

I am interested in knowing more about the Noodlers’ fluorescent or highlighting inks, so please review!

6 years ago

Robert Oster Sublime

6 years ago

What a pretty pen!

J Wilson
6 years ago

My husband so wants this pen!

6 years ago

I would love for you to review more Iroshuzuki inks.

6 years ago

Beautiful fountain pen in a beautiful color! Happy Fountain Pen Day!

6 years ago

Unique body style—love it.

6 years ago

Robert Oster Sublime, please!

Sandra Gilbert
6 years ago

Lovely looking pen.

Jennifer Shepit
6 years ago

Favourite ink right now is Diamine Sherwood 🙂

Toraaki Villalpando
6 years ago

Any Kobe ink please!

Kangyu Ng
6 years ago

interesting geometric design, but it looks good!

Randy Johnson
6 years ago

my favorite ink is Edelstein aquamarine

Maria C
6 years ago

I really enjoy how distinct this pen is from others. Sporty and sleek for sure!

Ethan Ball
6 years ago

Great pen/ink pairing. Thank you for the contest.

Beth A. Fralix
6 years ago

Anything purple!! I would also like to see the New Diamine Shimmertastics that are fixing to be released compared to the one already on the market! Thanks for another great giveaway!! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

6 years ago

Right now I am interested in brown inks.

roy c
6 years ago

This is a really nice looking pen

Gini Cooper
6 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway and adding another pen to my wish list. I’d love to see reviews of sheening inks and Robert Oster inks.

Evan Maxwell
6 years ago

I love Caran d’Ache pencils, so it’s cool to hear that their fountain pens are good too!

A review of some shimmery ink would be rad in the lead-up to the holiday season!

Penn Pantumsinchai
6 years ago

One of my favorite inks is bungbox l’amant!