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Italic nib, italic handwriting.

 

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Thanks for sharing that, what pen is this? I am new to this little collector's world and that is an interesting pen.

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Italic nib, italic handwriting.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7646376728_3d89bb324d_z.jpg

 

Doug

 

If anyone browses doug's blog they will see how good this guy's handwriting is

To hold a pen is to be at war

-Voltaire

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Thanks for sharing that, what pen is this? I am new to this little collector's world and that is an interesting pen.

 

Its a Lamy safari.

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Italic nib, italic handwriting.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7646376728_3d89bb324d_z.jpg

 

Doug

 

If anyone browses doug's blog they will see how good this guy's handwriting is

 

Oh no! The one photo he posted had me taking an 8 count on one knee! I rooted around looking for my Fred Eager book, but may just try to emulate the photo above. I set my alarm to 7 am, for Saturday.

You folks can raise my expectations for myself!

Jeffery

In the Irish Channel of

New Orleans, LA

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I call this my handwriting. gets the job done.

 

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I use Italic nibs by preference — and Italic handwriting always (save when specifically demonstrating any other style), with or without an Italic nib.

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I like to bring out the italic nib whenever I write a letter or note in a greeting card to someone. It just seems to make my rather mundane cursive hand writing it a little more personal and special.

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Standard cursive writing for me. Using a stub or cursive italic nib forces me to write a bit slower, which makes my writing alot more legible. The line variation further improves the legibility of my writing.

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If I'm using an italic or stub nib then I'll write with an italic style.

If I'm using a plain nib with some flex then a cursive style.

If I'm using a plain nib with no flex then it could be either style.

 

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My regular handwriting is very much based on the italic hand. I write in roughly the same style with any nib, but a stub or italic nib makes it look so much better. And even if I am in a hurry, it prevents me from writing illegibly.

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If anyone browses doug's blog they will see how good this guy's handwriting is

 

and where does one find said blog please?

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My handwriting/printing with a ball point pen is thin, scrawly/shaky, wobbles all over the place and is completely illegible even to myself. My handwriting/printing with a traditional fountain pen "ball" nib or a pointed nib is no better.

 

But I discovered that crisp italic nibs -- with their utterly flat and wide point -- steady my shaky hand upon the paper and suddenly my writing/printing no longer looks illegible, but is instead improved enough for me to garner praise from many people when they see it for the first time.

 

Will I ever improve to real italic writing? No. I no longer have the patience nor the will to do so; but I love my italic nibs just the same and pay a very high premium for them to be custom ground by the premier nibmeisters.

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I use my handwriting. I'm left-handed, and most of the traditional scripts are anywhere from more difficult to somewhat impossible for most left-writers to accomplish. Nonetheless, my stub and CI nibs lend a character to my handwriting (cursive and printing) that I find both interesting and attractive, and they make writing a very fun endeavor.

 

This goes for me too. I'm also a leftie and I can't write traditional scripts either but stub and CI nibs not only make my handwriting better, they're so much more enjoyable to write with - and that's what's it's all about for me.

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If anyone browses doug's blog they will see how good this guy's handwriting is

 

and where does one find said blog please?

 

I get a bit embarrassed when people compliment my handwriting because while I think it's on an okay path, I don't think it's all that good especially considering all the really outstanding pen virtuosi we have here at FPN.

 

Outside of FPN I write about and photograph a variety of subjects, but to try to answer the question, pics of pennish things I collect here at a Flickr site under this collection: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdoug/collections/72157627240770165/

 

And various stuff here at a tumblr of my Instagrams:

http://hdoug.tumblr.com/

 

I'm thumb typing at moment and will actually create clickable links later. In any case those who poke around may find I'm a real person with a few interests outside of pens, handwriting, inks, and paper. Just a warning!

 

Doug

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I use a mix of italic and my own style of handwriting that only works with stub/italic nibs... So I try to get all my pens with italic or stub nibs! :P

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I use edged nibs for all my writing & printing.

The wider Italic nibs (from 0.7 mm to 1.5 mm.) help to steady my questionable cursive handwriting style.

One FPN member likened these nibs to "training wheels", in a sense that Italics limit the side-to-side rolling of the grip, hence the nib on the paper.

With standard spherical-tip nibs I'd be rolling & sliding all over the place (as I do with ball-points & roller-balls).

Writing with Stubs & Cursive Italics also makes the involuntary shakes (flourishes) of my writing-hand more manageable.

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*Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14k. (factory) "H-B"

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Italic nib, italic handwriting.

 

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8292/7646376728_3d89bb324d_z.jpg

 

Doug

 

Oh Doug, this actually brought a lump to my throat - your writing is so much like my late father's. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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Yes. I prefer writing italic with a monoline nib because I can write faster than with the traditional italic nib. After reading Hensher's book I realized that the elitist factor was what holds educators back from teaching an italic method to children. I have taught an italic based method to young children for nearly 40 years. The adults whom I have taught prove the effectiveness of the method when approached from the standpoint of an easy method that conforms well to the natural movement of the hand.

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in my experience, italic handwriting is not exactly a popular one

 

Popular with me - it's the only way I've ever written, though it starts to deform if I have to write at breakneck speed. In fact, it took me a while when I joined this forum to get my head around the concept of one person having different everyday styles.

 

Not sure what I think of people using italic nibs for other purposes, though... it doesn't seem to have increased the number of pens available with italic nibs! :hmm1:

 

I've written with fountain pens ever since I learnt to write. While they have so many nice things about them, the fact I can have an italic nib makes them a necessity. A fountain pen without one is, for me, a great disappointment.

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