Apr 14, 2017 03:01 PM EDT
A fountain pen is a nib pen that, unlike its predecessor, the dip pen, has an internal reservoir of liquid ink. The pen draws ink from the reservoir through a feed to the nib and deposits it on paper via a combination of gravity and capillary action.
Filling the reservoir with ink can be done manually, via the use of a Pasteur pipette (eyedropper) or syringe, or via an internal filling mechanism which creates suction (for example, through a piston mechanism) to transfer ink directly through the nib into the reservoir. Some pens employ removable reservoirs in the form of pre-filled ink cartridges.
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Sterling silver, Celluloid
18k Gold Medium NIB
The strikingly different square shape of this pen is. Sublime in the hand, you can feel the inspiration flowing from its charismatic lines.
A lavishly crafted rhodium-plated 18K solid gold nib is the defining symbol of WATERMAN's open spirit and unparalleled expertise.
The unique guilloche-engraved platinum and deep rich black lacquer create an indisputable presence and modern appeal.
Skilfully made in France, every WATERMAN pen echoes the genius of founder Lewis Edson WATERMAN, inventor of the first reliable fountain pen in 1883.
Comes with a 3-year international warranty, which may be extended to 5 years with registration.
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