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The Art And Beauty Of Writing With A Fountain Pen

The earliest historical record of a pen that used a reservoir filled with ink dated back to 10th century. It has been evolved for the next 11 centuries until today. Technologies advances lead to gold plated nibs that are smooth as glass and inks that flow as fast or faster than one's thought.

Writing with a fountain pen is a joy. A joy that requires attention to handling a piece of delicate writing instrument and also the care to maintain it, like a well oiled watch. Writing with a fountain pen also requires advance planning, as we are no longer able to throw it away like a ball point pen and reach for another new one. The ink needs to be filled, the pen needs to be cleaned, the body polished, the nib spotless. Unlike a ball point pen, a fountain pen needs to look as good as it writes.

A fountain pen is a delicate writing instrument. Writing with one is a joy and requires special care and attention. One cannot drop a fountain pen or manhandling it. Treat it right and it will reward you. There is nothing like writing and letting the thoughts flowed from the tip of a fountain pen nib...