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jreese
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Feb 4, 2013
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How are these pens for lefties? I've never used a fountain pen before, but I do a lot of writing in ink and I would love a good, quality pen. I'm just worried that my sinister tendencies would damage the nub somehow, or that I wouldn't be able to write with a fountain pen as well as a ballpoint. Does anyone here have any left-handed fountain pen experience?
Feb 4, 2013
geebs
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Feb 5, 2013
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I'd imagine not so good. The ink takes a second or two to dry so you're going to probably smudge things... don't think you'll damage the nib at all though. But then again, I'm not a lefty so this is a guess! Edit: Found this: http://www.nibs.com/Left-hand%20writers.htm
Feb 5, 2013
Laike
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Feb 7, 2013
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@John if you purchase an ink that dries quickly like Noodler's Bernake series of inks and use an extra fine or fine nib, you should be ok. Lefties tend to have more problems with smearing ink than they do breaking nibs. However, there ARE specially ground nibs for lefties, but many lefties use regular fountain pen nibs just fine.
Feb 7, 2013
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