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    curious about left handed pens. what do you guys use?

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    Re: what do you lefties use ?

    The fountain pens that were owned had a non-flex nib since I'm an overwrite pusher. So I've had any Parker 51 and 61, Sailor 1928 , Delta, and Graf von Faber-Castell intuition.....


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    All the regular ones - flexible nibs dont work for me, though.
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    Fine tip sharpie. Love em.
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    Re: what do you lefties use ?

    All the pens right handed writers use. My left handed style of writing allows for all of them.


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    Re: what do you lefties use ?

    I have never liked the feel of fountain pens. I prefer Parker ballpoints with a gel refill in them.
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    Re: what do you lefties use ?

    There's really no such thing as a lefty fountain pen. (The lefty pen I had as a schoolchild was identical to the righty version, except the 'put-your-fingers-here' markings were mirror images of the righty pen's markings.)

    I find, however, that a lot of lefties tend to write with an over-hook, holding their pen at a high angle. For writers like that, nibs that are polished to allow higher-angle writing tend to feel better, while extra-fine nibs or more flexible nibs tend to feel scratchy. I'm thinking of the Sailor Naginata-togi nibs or the Pilot Waverly nibs as being good for over-hook lefties. Pelikan nibs tend to be given a very round nib profile as well.
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    Re: what do you lefties use ?

    I've had good luck with Twisbi's (love Demonstrator pens). I have small hands so the "mini" versions are great. Some older Parker 51/61's work ok. With a little research you can modify any nib to work for a Lefty.

    The key for me is the super fast drying Noodler's black or blue ink. (believe there is a red now also). I can write a check as quickly as possible and not smear the ink. No other brands come close.

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    Re: what do you lefties use ?

    I have a Yoropen on order. . . if it makes my penmanship cleaner with an underwriting hold, I might invest in the "pricy" model here.

    https://www.amazon.com/Yoropen-Ergon.../dp/B00QXOHTNS

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    Re: what do you lefties use ?

    My Parker 45 has yet to fail me (I'm ambidextrous).

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