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Just in time for the Holidays, leftyslefthanded.com introduces calligraphy sets for left-handers.
TOKYO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. begins in October 2009 the overseas sale of a new fountain pen model highly popular in Japan for its nib that gives a feel of genuinely smooth writing despite its super-low price.
Unlike its predecessor, the dip pen, the fountain pen holds its ink in a internal reservoir which is drawn through a feed to the nib by way of gravity and capillary action. Due to its way of operating the fountain pen requires little to no pressure to write. The ink in the reservoir may be re-filled manually via an internal "filler mechanism or through use of removable reservoirs of pre-filled ink. The first known recorded use of the fountain pen dates back to the 10th century....
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