Fountain Pen Basics

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Introduction to Fountain Pens

What is a fountain pen? How is it different from a dip pen or a ballpoint?
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What kind of ink supply systems do most fountain pens use? What is the difference between a cartridge, a converter, and a piston-filler?
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What kind of ink should I use in my fountain pen?
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Which ink cartridges are compatible with which fountain pens?
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Can left-handers use fountain pens?
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