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Quills were the most sophisticated writing instruments for a long time (some 15 centuries). Many large birds gave their contribution to the spreading of knowledge until metal pens replaced feathers in writing. Read more about history of quill pens.
Reed pens are one of the first more sophisticated writing tools in history. They appeared after the carving tools and styluses and practically replaced them. They were not perfect and were later replaced with quills. Read more about history of reed pens.
Gel pens are one of the most modern writing tools and are beloved for their strong lines and nice colors. They are used by both professionals and amateurs because of these characteristics. Read more about history of gel pen.
One of the things that make our human civilization what it is writing. Without it, great ideas would be forgotten, information would stay at the place where they originated and we would have to invent things a thousand times over. To write we have writing implements that changed throughout history.