Leave it to the Germans to make a fountain pen that is compact and functional with a stylishly minimalistic appeal. Koch, Weber & Co. ("KaWeCo") was founded in the 1890s in Germany, and still makes their fine writing instruments there today. The Liliput is one of the shortest fountain pens available, making it ideally suited to tuck into a pocket or bag. Stainless steel barrel. Fine stainless steel nib. Takes standard sized ink cartridges.