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SO the fight for learning left handed (sinister) ways of doing things continues - this time with Parallel Pens. As one who would dearly like to do a clear and even pretty Gothic lettering style, but who hates dip pens I have gravitated to the Pilot Parallel Pen with its flat blade-like nib at 90 degrees to the paper, tilting some for flow and pull, using the edge of the blade for thin lines and sometimes even the corners of the blade I am sure works for most. But as a lefty with wrists and grips that "do not work that way" I spotted an offering of reground Parallels with left oblique angl
zenshrink posted a topic in Of Nibs & TinesI just bought a Montblanc 146 size silver fountain pen with chevron engraving, mother of pearl star, and diamond in the clip. The one I purchased has a Fine nib and I can exchange the nib within 6 weeks. I basically like Broad and Double Broad nibs and never Fines. Oddly, I am very attracted to this nib and it writes like no Fine I've written with. It is a very smooth, wide writer, and very wet. It writes almost a medium line. I love line variation and have many stubs and cursive italics. This pen doesn't have much line variation but has some odd "personality" that I enjoy. I keep thinking