The Wonderful World of Waterman


If you know fine pens, you know Waterman. Poetry, movement, and design define the Waterman brand, and those concepts are evident in each piece produced from the pen powerhouse. These fine writing instruments are skillfully made in France and creatively echo the genius of the brand’s founder, Lewis Edson Waterman. Waterman invented the world’s first […]

Ink Spotlight: Private Reserve

Last week, I wrote about one of the most vexing problems for new fountain pen users–feathering. Feathering is an indistinct or fuzzy line caused by ink seeping into the paper fibers. Often feathering will look like tiny little lines branching off of your letters. Bad feathering may make it impossible to read your own handwriting. […]

Fountain Pen Basics: Feathering

When I bought my first fountain pen twelve years ago, I was plunging into a completely new world of writing. Because I’d only used ballpoint pens before, I encountered problems for which I had no names. Fountain Pen Basics are posts for new fountain pen users who are learning the ropes of their pens. […]