Aug 16, 2018

Suggestions for a lefty

I was born in the Eastern Block. I leaned to write on chinese fountain pens, and I will always hold the fountain pens in the highest regard.
I currently have a venerable Parker Frontier, gifted to me some 15 years ago. I have used it on and off for a while now, but - the ink flow is... not great. As such, it scratches, something fierce.
Therefore - I would like to upgrade. I am going to spend a bit, therefore my price range would be 120 - 250 USD.
1. Left handed Nib. I read in an article on this page that such things exist!!!!
2. Medium Nib/flow.
3. It must have a converter.

These are it. So... Please share and tell me what you have in mind, what you have read about, what would you suggest!!!!

Not sure this will be the most helpful comment as I have never used a left-handed nib (and I am a lefty as well); however, it appears that this is a few months old and I figured I'd give it a shot. As far as non-scratchy, larger-line pens, I currently have inked up a Pilot Prera with a 1.1mm italic nib and using Diamine Registrar Blue/Black Iron Gall ink. It writes quite well for me at various angles and the ink comes out thin and dries quickly. So far I have not had any smudging issues, even on Rhodia paper which is some of the smoothest paper that I have found. I haven't tried the pen out on super cheap paper at this point, but I expect it will dry even quicker there.
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Heh - I am learning. I like writing a lot, and since I am very Kinetic in my learning, and I am still going through a lot of learning lately, I end up using a lot a writing instrument. I have lost a bit of hope with my Parker Sonnet, but now I feel I might give it a second (or third?) chance. I will now go hunting for some Diamine inks... and then hope for the best. Funny thing - my wife just questioned my desire for a pen, since I am always on a keyboard, etc. but she doesn't see me at work... hehe - I will definitely surprise her! Well, thanks for the update, I do appreciate it!!!
Well, Hello again. I got my Pilots, and although they are cheap, they don't feel like they are. I have a medium nib, but I must say, that I might like something more thick. BUT - the nib is excellent. Very little scratching, and it flows nicely. Unfortunately, I haven't yet bought a new bottle of ink. I have a Parker Quink (that is at least 5 years old). I am thoroughly impressed with these Pilots. I might look into one, or more (more expensive) from Pilot. That's that BW. I take this opportunity to thank you again for taking time to respond, and with you awesome holidays to you and yours!!! LMC