Fountain Pen Design

Function, Development, Construction and Fabrication


Since starting this site, I have written as memories returned to my mind.  Sometimes coherent, sometimes a bit hickle dee pickle dee.  Approximately half a year ago (2016), forums and I made our acquaintance.  With it arrived my wider understanding of what fountain pen people talk about and what they want to know.

Some topics are one-offs, but other questions have occurred repeatedly.  I also watch the titles of the forums and select technically oriented topics, in particular those which suit my site.

My plan is to collect the latter and answer them under this heading.  My hope is that you will start asking me questions directly. The topics covered are highlighted in bold.  Here is the growing list:

  • Swappable Nibs — how to tell whether a fountain pen is designed to have its nib swapped frequently.  Click on the title for more.
  • Every list starts with one single item… Confucius, or was it, Lao Tsu?
  • Another topic I will tackle soon is, gold versus SS
  • Changing ink to one different from the brand of the fountain pen

… and if you have a pet question, let me know.

Above all: Enjoy!


Amadeus W.

30 November 2016

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