He's in high school so any pen would preferably not be expensive. He's a good student and member of the school marching band so durability is a very high priority. Something with good writing characteristics however elegance is low on the list. I was thinking of something like a recent vintage Sheaffer Imperial with a stainless steel nib. A U. S. produced instrument is preferred.
I like medium, broad, & stub nibs but his being a left-handed writer would seem to favor a fine or medium nib owing to there being less ink being put on paper and consequently quicker drying time. Does this approach correspond to actual experience of left-handed writers?
Also, an ink question. I cleaned out a stationery story when it was closing and got something like seven bottles of Sheaffer Scrip (blue and blue/black). Is that considered a fairly fast drying ink? I personally like Noodler's and Private Reserve but those appear to me to be slower drying, especially for some colors.
I told his mother that I would try to get some information. Your advice would therefore be most appreciated.
Edited by DRP, 29 January 2006 - 05:53.