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GabrielleDuVent

I've seen a few "is this pen the right size for me?" questions. While everyone has his/her own preferences, I heard there is some correlation between hand size and preferred pen size, and it appears that the appropriate pen size for the hand is flummoxing quite a few of the new FP users. And since some of us can't just make a dash to the nearest brick-and-mortar pen shop, I thought to compile a comparison of hands against favoured pens.

 

Here are the rules:

 

Post a picture holding the pen you write the most with (the pen you feel the most comfortable writing with).

There must be a picture of a hand, spread (this is for the purpose of comparing finger length and width to the pen ONLY).

It is advisable to also have a picture holding the pen, as you'd write.

The pen must be fairly well-known (even if your grandmother's maker-unknown pen is the best thing in the world, it'd help the rest of us if the picture had a pen we're all familiar with).

PLEASE include the manufacturer and the model of the pen!

 

If there are any characteristics to your hands for any reason (for example, my fingers curve this way and that, owing to long years of playing an instrument), please include them.

 

Here are mine...

 

Pen: Lamy Safari Demonstrator

 

http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w614/GabrielleduVent/DSC_02591_zps75699550.jpg?t=1371191408 http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w614/GabrielleduVent/DSC_02561_zps6068984c.jpg?t=1371105195

http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w614/GabrielleduVent/DSC_02572_zps94b551ce.jpg?t=1371105512

 

I'm really hoping this would catch on (otherwise I have just revealed that I have man hands to the rest of the world for no good reason).

Tes rires retroussés comme à son bord la rose,


Effacent mon dépit de ta métamorphose;


Tu t'éveilles, alors le rêve est oublié.



-Jean Cocteau, from Plaint-Chant, 1923

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rochester21

Here, i`il give you a (chubby) hand.

 

"Restored by myself" 1949 parker 51 aerometric.

 

http://i42.tinypic.com/r1g1gp.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2qvegjd.jpg

 

My hands are so wide they barely made the pictures. I hope you appreciate this, OP ! :headsmack:

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GabrielleDuVent

Here, i`il give you a (chubby) hand.

 

"Restored by myself" 1949 parker 51 aerometric.

 

My hands are so wide they barely made the pictures. I hope you appreciate this, OP ! :headsmack:

 

Indeed I do!

 

Quite frankly, I found "is this the right pen size for my hand?" impossible to answer, as we get supplied with no picture of hands most of the time. Hopefully more people will volunteer for this shame task and will be able to help out.

Tes rires retroussés comme à son bord la rose,


Effacent mon dépit de ta métamorphose;


Tu t'éveilles, alors le rêve est oublié.



-Jean Cocteau, from Plaint-Chant, 1923

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Probably most people won't be familiar with the pen I've recently become very fond of, so I'm showing two pens here. The smaller one is a Parker 75 and I find it to be right at the lower edge of my comfort zone, I really wouldn't want anything smaller than this unless it was just for short notes. The big red one is my recent favorite, it is a Classic Pens LM1 Flame Red. Being all plastic, it's only very slightly heavier than the solid silver Parker. (Later model 75s are lighter, they are just a thin silver overlay on a plastic base. This one Is, I think, a second year model.)

 

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/jYkLmMTMkjjjzj/4794670.0/org/p/Hand+Spread+Next+to+Both+LM1+and+P75.jpg

 

 

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/jYkLmMTMkjjjzj/4794669.0/org/p/Hand+Holding+P75.jpg

 

 

http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/jYkLmMTMkjjjzj/4794668.0/org/p/Hand+Holding+LM1.jpg

 

 

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JulesSilvan

Here are my wonky fingers that cannot lie flat and my odd grip, the tripod grip only feels natural if I hold a pen in my left hand. I very rarely post the cap on my pens.

 

Pens in photos are Lamy Vista and TWSBI Diamond Mini.

 

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GabrielleDuVent

Thank you to julessilvan and sexauerw for joining in this (rather unpopular) thread! Was afraid this thread would be flooded with manly hands. I'm really hoping this would cut down on "pen size" topics. Pictures are worth 1000 words, and we already have 11 photos.

Tes rires retroussés comme à son bord la rose,


Effacent mon dépit de ta métamorphose;


Tu t'éveilles, alors le rêve est oublié.



-Jean Cocteau, from Plaint-Chant, 1923

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I've seen a few "is this pen the right size for me?" questions. While everyone has his/her own preferences, I heard there is some correlation between hand size and preferred pen size, and it appears that the appropriate pen size for the hand is flummoxing quite a few of the new FP users. And since some of us can't just make a dash to the nearest brick-and-mortar pen shop, I thought to compile a comparison of hands against favoured pens.

 

Here are the rules:

 

Post a picture holding the pen you write the most with (the pen you feel the most comfortable writing with).

There must be a picture of a hand, spread (this is for the purpose of comparing finger length and width to the pen ONLY).

It is advisable to also have a picture holding the pen, as you'd write.

The pen must be fairly well-known (even if your grandmother's maker-unknown pen is the best thing in the world, it'd help the rest of us if the picture had a pen we're all familiar with).

PLEASE include the manufacturer and the model of the pen!

 

If there are any characteristics to your hands for any reason (for example, my fingers curve this way and that, owing to long years of playing an instrument), please include them.

 

Here are mine...

 

Pen: Lamy Safari Demonstrator

 

http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w614/GabrielleduVent/DSC_02591_zps75699550.jpg?t=1371191408 http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w614/GabrielleduVent/DSC_02561_zps6068984c.jpg?t=1371105195

http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w614/GabrielleduVent/DSC_02572_zps94b551ce.jpg?t=1371105512

 

I'm really hoping this would catch on (otherwise I have just revealed that I have man hands to the rest of the world for no good reason).

Do you bite your nails or are you a left handed guitar player ;-)

Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.

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GabrielleDuVent

Do you bite your nails or are you a left handed guitar player ;-)

 

I do not bite my nails. They are, however, shorn quite closely. I am a string player, my right hand holds the bow.

Tes rires retroussés comme à son bord la rose,


Effacent mon dépit de ta métamorphose;


Tu t'éveilles, alors le rêve est oublié.



-Jean Cocteau, from Plaint-Chant, 1923

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Wish I had a camera with me, but I am at work and therefore can't contribute at the moment.

 

I will jump on the bandwagon as soon as I get my hands (pun intended) on a camera.

"La charité du sage le pousse parfois à paraitre ému, fâché ou réjoui afin de ne pas blesser son entourage
par la froideur et la lucidité de sa vraie nature."


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