A Day for the Fountain Pen
The fountain pen: a symbol of elegance, refinement, and ink-stained hands.
Historically, the fountain pen was a marvel, effectively combining the dip pen and its inkwell. While there is evidence that versions of the fountain pen may have appeared during the Renaissance — and maybe even in Medieval Egypt — the fountain pen gained popularity in 17th and 18th century Europe. These early fountain pens were somewhat unreliable and leaky, and had to be refilled via eyedropper in an arduous and often messy process.
Today, however, cartridges and converters make fountain pens easy to use and (mostly) spill free. Plus, all kinds of innovations have expanded the limits of what a fountain pen can be. In celebration of National Fountain Pen Day, explore our fountain pen collection below.