Pelikan Stola II Fountain Pen

Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen Review

This week we’re bringing you another budget friendly fountain pen for review. The Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen is great for beginners, and an overall steal for the price. Recently released by Pelikan within the last couple of years, the Pelikan Stola III is relatively new and available as both a fountain pen and rollerball pen.

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Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen Review

Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen Review

The Pelikan Stola III is available only in one color and one nib size. This shouldn’t be a deterrent, however, as the color it comes in is a classy silver with black trim. The clip is in the shape of a pelican’s bill, as usual, but is in a slightly different open style than usual. Pelikan’s logo is embossed on the top of the cap, also. Overall, it’s a simplistic design, but still very elegant.


Arguably the greatest quality about the Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen is that is is a Pelikan for less than $40 USD! Rather than taking our word for it, here is what one of our customers said about the quality of the Stola III: “A Pelikan nib for less than $40.00? Pinch me, I’m dreaming. Wow, it’s true! A friend had recommended Pelikan pens and I was looking for one that was affordable to try it out. Very nice pen. Good, solid construction. Very simple design. After the requisite flush of the new pen, it has performed flawlessly. Lays down a nice wet line without being too wet. The black outline “beak” clip is cool. The word “matte” is used in the description, but there is a glossy finish over those layers of matte silver. Lot’s of depth. Very happy with it. AND, you can never go wrong making a purchase at Pen Chalet!”


For this review, we inked the pen with Krishna Wild Cherry ink. Although the nib is a medium, it’s true the rest of the Pelikan flock. It tends to write a little more broad than your typical medium. Also, the pen writes amazingly smooth and just glides along the page on the ink. You can see in the writing samples pictured that you can even get some shading out of this nib. Definitely a great choice for beginners, or for growing your flock.


In conclusion, we highly recommend the Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen for beginners and collectors alike! You can’t get that quality Pelikan nib anywhere else for that low of a price. If you’re looking for an affordable way to get your friend to start their flock of Pelikans, this is a great place to start. Don’t forget to share this with your friends, and to subscribe to our blog! Comment below with your thoughts!

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Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen Review

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46 thoughts on “Pelikan Stola III Fountain Pen Review

  1. Rachel McNulty

    Great review! I am just starting to get in to fountain pens and inks and this looks like a really solid starting point.

  2. Shahriar Farkhan

    I have one Pelikan, an M605 White. I would like to know how well their less expensive pens write.

  3. Beth A. Fralix

    Smart looking Pen! I would love to get my hands on this lovely bird! I pray I’m lucky enough! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

  4. Angela Phillips

    Wow! I should look into Pelikan pens more. I just assumed they were all expensive.

  5. Erik

    I love my Pelikan Pura, and this looks like an equally excellent pen. I just really wish it came in an extra fine nib. Pelikan’s steel extra fine nibs are incredible.

  6. TeTurner

    I really like the look of this pen and have had it on my “get” list. Thanks for the review!

  7. Ron Parish

    Pelikan pens are always well made and easy to write with. I would like to try this one out.

    Would you write about your favorite steel nibs?

  8. Betsy

    Diamine Night Sky shimmering ink is a particular favorite and it would pair very nicely with this great pen!

  9. Veronica E

    Thanks for the giveaway. I don’t have any brown inks but I am curious to get some. Would love to read a review about some different ones. Are there any archival ones?

  10. Margot C

    I don’t know, probably you have written about these before, but I just bought the most beautiful little box of three iroshizuku inks that I just love. So far I have used the asa-go, which is what I would call a French b

  11. L M English

    I like the blue/black inks, but was pleasantly surprised at Noodler’s Air Corp Blue/Black – a dark teal – my favorite at the moment. Thanks for the review of the Pelikan. Very tempting.

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