Established in 1898, the Conklin Pen Company, founded by Roy Conklin, an innovator from Toledo, Ohio USA, is today regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instrument manufacturers from the golden era of fountain pens. More than 115 years later, today's Conklin Pen Company is striving to continue in the same spirit of bold innovation, while still providing the highest quality available in fine writing instruments throughout the world. Conklin fountain pens come fitted with converters, have good smooth nibs and are a wonderful unique writing instrument for yourself or a friend.