Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to clean the most common types of fountain pens.

Since fountain pens are refillable and reusable for many years (if not a lifetime), they do require some cleaning periodically to ensure optimal performance and longevity.

Other than running tap water and a towel, special tools are not required for routine maintenance of a fountain pen. However, there are certain circumstances where a specialized pen flush or disassembly may be advised.