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To celebrate the act of writing, here are photo reviews of two 'slim' pens (under 10 mm around at the grip). Notice that, with slip-on caps, 'threads' at the grip are not an issue, so the pens are equally smooth to hold. Also, though the pens may vary in size and shape, they are all about the same in girth, so the feeling of control as one grips the pen is about the same. Performance in this case it seems to me is in the nib itself. Both pens are aging beauties but are still manufactured (the Hastil) or available (the Fashion). The pangrams used are courtesy of Wits 'n Wisecracks: 251 Pang
My signature was never exceptional but devolved over the years into illegible chicken scratch. In the past year or so, I've gotten it back to something neat and legible but nothing noteworthy. If any of you have nice penmanship and are so inclined, I'd love to see my name in signature (cursive) format to get some ideas on how I might adapt it to make it more distinctive and aesthetically pleasing. It needs to be a style/format that can be done without a flex nib and doesn't take a hour of calligraphy! Something pleasant yet functional. My name (aka the raw material for your artistic endea
I just opened an on-line store for vintage (pre-1960's) European fountain pens that have been repaired/restored. After posting the site on several forums sites (including this one) I received several messages regarding writing samples (which I previously had not included on the site, I have since uploaded a sample for each pen). I was curious as to why people find this important. I did an experiment with my wife and her parents where my wife and I each wrote a sentence with different pens and asked her parents to pair the samples to the pen. They were unable to do so, being as the writing samp
I've goofed around a bit finding my own preferred method of keeping an ink journal -- something I never considered or had even heard of doing, before I discovered all the other fp nuts out there. here. And I've been reading back threads about ink journals, and getting some great ideas. My own efforts are pretty simple, unscientific and very personal. But earlier this year I got an idea for something else to do, and I now add this below the Q-tip swab sample at the bottom of each ink sample page. I have always admired the sentence-that-uses-every-letter samples I have read, but thoug