My name is Pierre. I'm from France and I rediscovered penmanship through my 9yo daughter who has had a calligraphy course in school.
My everyday handwriting is terrible, however, if I want to write nicely, I can turn nice letters and I discovered that I had an old Pelikan pen with a gold nib that would flex if applying huge pressure.
The result was quite nice (to me) so I decided to go hunt for a real flex nib fountain pen (or even better, a wet noodle) and recently bought a couple of pens on *bay. I am still receiving some and the result is quite nice. I will sell back those that I am unhappy with (what is nice with vintage pens is that you don't lose much by buying and selling them because their market price does not vary that much: the most I could lose is shipping price to and fro).
Meanwhile, I offered my daughter a dip pen and will present her with a nice non-flex fountain pen for her 10th birthday (pilot vanishing point) that she will be able to use during her studies (the first nice fountain pens I got were after I really needed them, so I thought that it would be better to offer my daughter a good fountain pen when she will need it most).
Then, if she really appreciates penmanship (through her dip pen & different nibs), I will offer her a nice flexible fountain pen for her to enjoy quality writing.