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.
Requirements:
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!!!!
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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