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  1. jandrews

    Hello And A Question

    hello all. very excited to start my fountain pen adventures here. i've been reading these boards a lot to help in my initial decisions, so thank you very much for the help you have already provided! I am a left handed side-writer, which seems to be the worst of the worst when it comes to pens and penmanship but I'm having a great time regardless and getting more and more comfortable moving my hand underneath the action to give myself a more diverse set of options. From the side, I get some (exciting to me, probably strange for others) nice line variation using an italic nib held perpendicu
  2. Hi all, I just joined and have a question. A while ago I found again my pen case. I lost track of it after we moved to a to be renovated house. What I discovered: my fountain pens were still working (after cleaning of course) all of the pencils were still working 😉 none of the ball points were working The consequences: I now use my fountain pens every day I decided never to accept another disposable pen again I also discovered that of two pens (which still write perfectly) the cap doesn't hold anymore. These are both Parker Vectors. This is not completely
  3. DeborahMakarios

    Kia Ora From New Zealand!

    Hullo everyone! I am a Lower Hutt left-handed author who likes to write her first drafts long-hand - with fountain pens, of course. The 158,840 word first draft of Restoration Day, my recently released fantasy novel, was written with Diamine Majestic Purple in an old green piston-filling Faber-Castell. (Are there any phrases in the English language more mellifluous than 'piston-filling fountain pen'?) Being left-handed, it was a revelation to find that fountain pens leave my hands unsmudged where ballpoints lavish them with ink. I have a small collection of inks (mostly Diamine), but my e
  4. I'm left handed sidewriter, few days ago I got a regular Lamy Vista with Fine nib w/ an original Lamy Z26. Lamy Vista is sure a good pen, but I'm having a small problem using it. Depending how I'm using it, the lines become as thick as a Parker 45 (not sure the nib size) but never as fine as my broken Yiren 3239 (cheap plastic section broke, I used to like that pen) and I have a problem when I try to make fine lines. I'm not sure if the ink is the problem, but the inks I'm using are Sheaffer black (bought like 10 years ago) and Pelikan 4001 Torquoise, Green and Light Brown. Newbie question,
  5. I really do like sheen, I think that it and shading are the two most beautiful properties you can have in an ink, but after some research, it looks like the best way to get sheen is to use an ink resistant paper. Now, that wouldn't be a problem, but I'm left-handed! What kind of papers should I use to get sheen while not letting my hand blot the ink everywhere and ending up with a blue/purple/red left hand? If it helps, when I write, the pen will usually be about 3-4 cm away from my hand, long fingers (this might help with allowing a little more dry time). Thanks!
  6. Hello, I´ve been using fountain pens daily for a couple of years. First I had a Montblanc 592. A flea market find that wrote like a dream and got me into FP´s. Later I found an ST Dupont, gilt sterling silver one (I don´t know the model name) that also worked very well. The first pen I bought new was a Lamy 2000. I´ve used it daily for 2-3 years and it is a great pen for me. It has never ever failed to put ink on a paper when I want it to. Not once. Being a left handed overwriter, I use a lot of push writing and I´ve found that some nibs work better than others for me. For instance I owned a
  7. Mister John

    Lamy Nexx

    I recently picked up a Lamy Nexx while traveling through the Netherlands. The Nexx seems to a a substitute for those who do not like the Safari. It costs about the same and has, perhaps, a slightly younger vibe to it. Two things led me to buy it. First, it had a bright orange cap, the official color of the Netherlands, so I thought it would be a nice memory. Second, it features a left handed nib and, being a lefty, I'm a sucker for such things. The pen has the usual solid Lamy construction. The body of the pen features brushed aluminum. It looks like the same material as the Al Star. Whil
  8. Here's a question, maybe observation, that I thought I would pose. One of my challenges in trying to get a nib set right is the fact that I'm left-handed. I'm careful not to bias my tuning, but I have found something along the way. If I run into a nice, delicate nib, I can find a little grab in the nib at some angles. Specifically, as a leftie, I am frequently "pushing" the nib across the page, rather than dragging it with my hand as I write. Has anyone noticed this? I have a couple of older pens with what I call fine, brittle nibs. They write beautifully, until I start pushing, and th
  9. intentionalist

    Lefty Problems

    Hello, all! This is my first post; please direct me to a relevant thread if this topic has been covered already. So, I'm a lefty. I'm coming back to my fountain pen (Waterman Expert 2, fine nib) after two years of absence. I have two issues: first, the Waterman "intense black" is anything but--more of a light grey. Second, I'm left handed, which, apparently, is something of a disadvantage, especially when using a fine nib (or at least that's my experience). So I'm wondering if anyone can recommend some good tips for lefties, or at least a true-black ink that's known to be friendly with the

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