I've been asked many times over the years to make a titanium fountain pen ...but I've never taken the time to look into them.
But then something happened...
I bought a fountain pen at a local stationary store. It was not a high-end fountain pen (it was plastic) - but it was a fountain pen.
Long story short:
I had no idea fountain pens were so smooth to write with. How come no one told me this?!
Not only that but...
I had expected fountain pens to be messy and there to be ink everywhere. This was a wrong assumption on my part. And, if I'm totally honest, this was probably the main thing that kept me away from trying a fountain pen for so long. My obsessive-compulsive tendencies went into overdrive imagining ink getting everywhere (yeah, I know, I'm flawed).
The crazy thing is:
For the last little while I've noticed myself grabbing the fountain pen first without thinking - it has naturally become my "go to" pen right now (but hey, this could change).
As I mentioned to you above ...the fountain pen I first bought was plastic. Which, of course, is the first thing that needed to be changed. Time for a titanium fountain pen.
Now, here's the thing...
I've searched the entire internet (yes, the whole damn thing!). There seems to be this thing where all fountain pens are decorative, ornate, colorful, and so on. Hell, even the titanium ones I saw were not just simple shape.
So, time to roll-up my sleeves (again)...
With total confidence (because I'm the maker of the now legendary Titanium "Click" Pen and "Bolty" pen) I set out to design the ultimate minimalist Titanium Fountain Pen.
Here's the strict criteria I gave myself:
-- 100% Grade 5 Titanium
-- Minimalist Design
-- Ultra-Functional Pocket-Clip
-- No Visible Screws
It took some time to get the design right - but after many hours and a lot of tweaking. The "Founty™" - Titanium Fountain Pen was ready. Here's the no-holds-barred, flagship version in FULL Titanium Damascus: