Quill with ink powder
Authenic Goose Quill with powdered writing ink.
Quill pens came into use as early as the seventh century and remained the writing instrument for most of the western world for over a thousand years. This instrument was used to pen great works of literature, books, daily correspondence, and historical documents that changed the world, such as the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independeence, and our Constitution. The best pens were from the flight feathers of geese. The word pen comes form the Latin word "penna" which means feather.