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Left Handed Overwriter, Currently Lamy 2000, Wanting A More Classically Styled Pen.

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#21 stringsandpedals



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:26

Left overwriter here. I generally avoid EF and F nibs and that's been working pretty well for me. I do enjoy springy gold nibs when I practice underwriting, but for everyday use such as taking notes at school I'm more careful with particularly soft nibs. Personally, there is no point for me to even have a gold nib if it isn't springy, but there are plenty of stiff gold nibs around. Most notably so: the parker duofold. It was literally made to be quite stiff so it could write through two layers of paper. I, for one, am not too fond of parker pens though. 


A soft gold nib is fine to use as long as it's at least an M nib or broader. 

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:29

Not a leftie, but I think the M800 will be fine for you. I don't use mine so much because it is a nail - the M600 with its 14K nib is not flex but does have a bit more life in it. I surmise this is because the softer 18k has to be designed rigid to prevent bending whereas the 14k is more resilient.


Only other comment I would make is that you may find the M800 back heavy. The Lamy 2000 is front heavy and that seems to suit me better.

#23 sidthecat


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Posted 10 September 2016 - 16:53

In art school I used dip pens all the time...it was thought of as daring to use a medium you couldn't erase. I didn't write with them, though.

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 18:39

Left handed overwriter here with Lamy 2000, Waterman Carene and Lamy 2000. What kind of writing are you planning on doing and how much?

I do most of my writing with Waterman Carene FYI. Hard as a nail and glides smoothly along the paper when you push. Look at my user name, I live up to it :)

M800 is a WONDERFUL fountain pen but it is thick and very top heavy.

I stick with Carene and Lamy 2000 because I mostly do physics and engineering problems which means I sit there for 10 minutes banging my head on a desk feeling like an idiot before I figure out how to solve the problem. M800 would dry in that time which is not unreasonable, the Lamy and Carne do not have this problem due to their design.

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