Can Left-Handers Use Fountain Pens?

Yes! Lefties Love Fountain Pens!

There is a common misconception that fountain pens are problematic for left-handers. The truth is that lefties love fountain pens. In fact, left-handers tend to own fountain pens at a higher rate than their percentage of the population might otherwise indicate.

One Major Challenge

There is still one significant issue facing most left-handed fountain pen users. When you're writing from left to right, such as with the English language, left-handed writers need to avoid dragging their hand through the drying ink. Lefties are clever and tend to avoid this instinctively. It doesn't even cross their mind that they've developed a strategy to get along in a predominantly right-handed world. Our Left-Handed Writers page illustrates many of the various writing styles utilized by lefties.

More Guidance Available

Knowing what kind of left-handed writer you are helps us when we are tuning a pen for your individual writing preferences and characteristics - some seemingly small adjustments can help insure that any writer, left or right handed, can get the best possible performance from her or his pen. Have questions? Need more information? Don't hesitate to contact us at info@nibs.com or at (323) 655-2641.

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