[...] And, The set is left-foot oblique, but labeled "left-handed" although I am a righty. I can write with it just fine since I have a tendency to rotate my pens counterclockwise anyway, but then I get really funky lettering because the fattest part of the line is at the horizontal, and the skinniest at the vertical. You can see the result in my handwriting sample. So, if I don't rotate, the nib doesn't work at all, and if I do rotate, I get weirdness. Any suggestions?
If you think about it, what you get is the expected result. Yes, many (right-handed) people tend to let the nib "fall" counter-clockwise and, because of that, they feel comfortable with a left oblique nib when writing in their standard position -not trying calligraphy (so much so that the left oblique is the "standard" oblique and the only one you can find in common nib catalogues nowadays). But then, the result is the one you get: the width of the nib basically runs vertical to the writing direction so you will get wide horizontal lines and thin verticals, and the wider the nib, the bigger the contrast. Once you get accustomed to that, it doesn't look weird, just peculiar (oh! you'd get the same effect using an "architect" nib too).
In order to get the usual "horizontal thin / vertical wide" out of a left oblique, you "need" to be a lefty (usually, overwritter); then the nib falls proper onto the paper with the nib running on the writing direction.
If you can "rewire" a bit your brain so instead of rotating the pen towards "9 o'clock" you do it clockwise towards "12 o'clock" you could use a right-foot oblique (one cutted to the other side) and you'd naturally get what you expected. I don't know exactly why, but "right-footed" obliques have been always the exception (and today, you basically need to ask a nibmeister to regrind one out of a non-oblique for you, as I'm not aware of any en-masse builder selling them).
Edited by jmnav, 13 January 2018 - 18:43.