The fountain pen for left-handers

It is universally recognized that the fountain pen has a unique trait in terms of expressiveness and fluidity. The quality of the stroke is mainly due to the transmission system of the ink on the sheet through the nib, which is the true soul of the fountain pen. A special nib has been designed for left-handers, which thanks to the oblique cut on the left side allows left-handers to find the right writing angle.

The characteristics of the fountain pen

The main feature of the fountain pen is the fluidity and expressiveness of the stroke. The fountain pen is able to transmit the ink homogeneously and compactly onto the sheet thanks to an innovative ink distribution system from the barrel (reservoir) to the nib. The true soul of the fountain pen is in fact the nib: built with precious materials, it allows a softness and elegance of the stroke. For this reason, fountain pens differ according to the type of nib they use, which in turn determines the style of writing. A larger type of nib corresponds to a thicker stroke, while smaller nibs are suitable for those who prefer a thinner stroke.

The left-handed fountain pen

Another key feature of the fountain pen is that it must never be used vertically. On the contrary, for an optimal flow of the ink the nib must be placed on the sheet obliquely at 45°. Of course, with traditional nibs, left-handers have enormous difficulties in keeping the right writing angle. Therefore, special nibs have been designed, which by having the oblique tip cut to the left facilitate writing for left-handers. All the other components (tube, clip, protective casing…) are based on the traditional fountain pen. So, just the nib needs to be changed.

Unfortunately, the left-handed nib does not solve the problem of fresh ink stains. That said, thanks to the design of fountain pens for left-handed people it takes much less effort to write. This is because with the traditional nib the wrist was forced to hold an unnatural and somewhat uncomfortable position. In addition, the nib with the oblique cut to the left allows a greater visibility to the writer, who can finally see clearly and effortlessly what they’re writing.