Rituals have their value: As soon as one pulls out their fountain pen, carefully filling it with ink, and then sets the nib to the paper, the way is paved for carefully formulated thoughts and feelings. Neuroscience confirms this: What we write by hand arises from a concerted interplay of different brain areas. And so the fountain pen helps our innermost being to find their perfect expression.
As early as 1656, people in Paris were writing with fountain pens made of goose quills. A milestone was the development of the ink conductor, which was patented by the American Lewis Waterman in 1884. Since then, the fountain pen has undergone regular technological innovations and has differentiated itself as a lever fountain pen, piston fountain pen or cartridge. Throughout the eras, the pen has retained the aura of writing culture in its most noble form.
Otto Hutt’s fountain pens offer persistent writing with an elegant sweep. This special feeling comes from the professional combination of selected materials and precise craftsmanship. One should spend some time on choosing the perfect fountain pen match: Preferences regarding weight, barrel size and nib are very individual. For most Otto Hutt models, our customers can choose between different nibs: Steel nibs in the four nib strengths Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M) or Broad (B) give individual writing comfort. As a bicolor variant or with PVD coating for our Allblack models, they are visually stunning and offer a smooth ink flow. With a nib made of 18 ct gold, the writing becomes particularly soft, gliding even more elastically over the paper.