If you had asked me a year ago what a fountain pen was, I would have had a hard time coming up with anything more than, "uh, a really old pen?"
Since then, though, my world has expanded quite a bit. And yes, fountain pens are really old pens -- but they are more than that, too. Fountain pens were the earliest writing instrument we had that carried the ink inside the pen. Hence the name, because the ink flowed out of it like a fountain. Prior to fountain pens...Read More