Fountain Pens

Fountain Pens

August 25, 2015 - Posted by Ryan to Guides, Fountain Pens

Guide to Choosing a Fountain Pen

For over half a century after the first modern fountain pen was created by Lewis Waterman in 1884, fountain pens were used for writing everything from grocery lists to historic treaties. Even in the age of ballpoint pens and word processors, fountain pens retain an undeniable allure. Read on to learn the important things to consider when choosing a fountain pen, or jump ahead to see our specific fountain pen recommendations.


June 10, 2013 - Posted by David to Fountain Pens

Fountain pen converters

Ink is the lifeblood of any fountain pen, and it comes in two forms: a cartridge and a bottle. The cartridge is slimmer and more portable, but lacks the color selection and size of the classic glass bottle. If you want to try strange and wonderful colors like Rouge Hematite and Peacock, or just want to find the ultimate shade of black, you'll probably need a fountain pen converter.


July 15, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Fountain Pens

A lot of you are familiar with the traditional piston-style fountain pen converters, as seen in our previous blog entry: How to Use a Fountain Pen Converter.

Pilot makes a bladder-style CON-20 converter also. Instead of twisting a knob to fill this converter with ink, you simply have to squeeze! Please keep in mind that this particular converter is only compatible with Pilot brand fountain pens.



March 12, 2008 - Posted by Lucy to Fountain Pens