Monday, April 5, 2010

A Modern Day Pen With Vintage Line Quality

In my search of flex nib pens I discovered a modern day pen that can produce similar line quality to some of my vintage flex nib pens. The pen is a Bexley Poseidon Magnum with a stub nib that actually flexes while writing. This pen has a lot of potential for fast rhythmic writing and can produce some very cool handwriting styles.

The script on top with was written with the Bexley and Vintage Flex was written with a 1930's Swan.


  1. I was wandering if you could recommend any fountain pens for beginners?

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    I have purchased pens on ebay, from pen dealers, mail order shops, and for sale posts at both of these forums:

    Pentrace and FPN are excellent web sources for a wealth of fountain pen information. It is possible to purchase a vintage pen with a flex nib for a reasonable price as many for sale threads include writing samples created with the pen. You basically have to view the for sale ads every day to find something affordable.

    An easy place to start looking for a pen is at a local writing store. I found a writing store in a nearby town and spent hours with the owner trying different pens and asking many questions. You can also talk with people at these sites to ask for advice and to find a pen for your lettering needs.

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  4. What an exciting experience!/Hilarious! Delightful! True!/wonderful stuff! thank you!
    Modern Art

  5. Thank you. I am a newbie too and I've been looking for a pen that flexes in the same way you just mentioned. At least now I know what pen to look out for.