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What's A Cursive Hand That Looks Good With Modern "flex Pens"?



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PrestoTenebroso

Hi all,

 

Does anyone know of a good script/lettering style that would look elegant when written small (under 8mm majuscule height) with a modern flex fountain pen such as a Noodler's Ahab, Konrad, or Serwex/Dilli?

 

These pens don't always have quick returns, but they allow the inks I use to shade to my liking. I've been using a copperplate variant, but it's just nowhere near what it needs to be to look appealing. They can't really do quick turn arounds with the hairlines/swells and it comes off just looking like lazy copperplate with too much ink.

 

Any ideas? Feel free to post pics if you think of something.

 

PT.

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Check out the lessons section of http://www.iampeth.com

 

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Randal

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My question is why do you feel you need to stay with a modern pen? There are some wonderful flex nibs out there on vintage pens and costing not that much. I recently purchased a Moore L-94 from Tommy's Vintage Pens. It has the finest hairlines, has quick return and flexes easily without being a wet noodle.

 

I have used Noodler's nib creeper, Konrad, and Ahab and they are OK, but just don't have the feel or function as well as the vintage flex nibs from the 20's and 30's.

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Have you checked out Peyton Street Pens? They offer a series of pens with vintage Eversharp flex nibs, Indian-made ebonite bodies, and Chinese-made aerometric fillers. Cost about $75.00. Look like a good deal to me.

 

Enjoy,

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Randal

From a person's actions, we may infer attitudes, beliefs, --- and values. We do not know these characteristics outright. The human dichotomies of trust and distrust, honor and duplicity, love and hate --- all depend on internal states we cannot directly experience. Isn't this what adds zest to our life?

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PrestoTenebroso

My question is why do you feel you need to stay with a modern pen? There are some wonderful flex nibs out there on vintage pens and costing not that much. I recently purchased a Moore L-94 from Tommy's Vintage Pens. It has the finest hairlines, has quick return and flexes easily without being a wet noodle.

 

I have used Noodler's nib creeper, Konrad, and Ahab and they are OK, but just don't have the feel or function as well as the vintage flex nibs from the 20's and 30's.

I'm not married to them, I'm just more interested in adapting my writing to suit what is inexpensive and easily available.

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PrestoTenebroso

Have you checked out Peyton Street Pens? They offer a series of pens with vintage Eversharp flex nibs, Indian-made ebonite bodies, and Chinese-made aerometric fillers. Cost about $75.00. Look like a good deal to me.

 

Enjoy,

Nice tip, but it doesn't quite answer my question.

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PrestoTenebroso

I don't claim to be an expert, but here's what I do. In fact, I found my Konrad to be great for this kind of writing:

 

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag32/akustyk/IMG_6738_zpsc1281166.jpg

That's a fine answer to my question! That's kind of what I've been doing, but I'm still experimenting.

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I'm not married to them, I'm just more interested in adapting my writing to suit what is inexpensive and easily available.

I'm actually allergic to ebonite so this thread was helpful to me. It's nice to know I can learn a really pretty hand with a modern pen. Thanks for the OP

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If you watch Greg Minuskins site or Tommy's Vintage Pens site you can find user grade pens with very nice flex nibs for around $60.00, not much more than you pay for a modern pen with flex. In both cases the pens have vintage nibs and the pens have been reconditioned. I've purchased pens from both sites.

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