Handcrafted, Handmade, Stunning Alumilite Fountain Pen
Both vintage and modern fountain pens are highly collectible as they subtly nod to the past and carry an unspoken connection to a bygone era. Fountain pen enthusiasts understand their many benefits, from smooth, crisp writing capabilities to their interchangeability in color, thickness, and weight. Whether you are adding to your collection of pens or using a fountain pen for the first time, be sure to explore all that these collectibles can offer when writing.
A fountain pen uses water-based liquid ink delivered through a nib. The ink flows from a reservoir through a "feed" to the nib, then through the nib, due to capillary action and gravity. The nib has no moving parts and delivers ink through a thin slit to the writing surface. A fountain pen reservoir can be refillable or disposable; the disposable type is called an ink cartridge. A pen with a refillable reservoir may have a mechanism, such as a piston, to draw ink from a bottle through the nib, or it may require refilling with an eyedropper. Refill reservoirs, also known as cartridge converters, are available for some pens which use disposable cartridges. A fountain pen can be used with permanent or non-permanent inks.