Moore Safety with Wahl #2 nib

This subtle beauty of a flex pen comes straight from the website of the illustrious Greg Minuskin. This was my first fountain pen that got me into vintage flex pens and Copperplate calligraphy.

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Pen: Moore Safety with Wahl #2 nib by Greg Minuskin
Ink: J. Herbin Perle Noir

This pen is an absolute joy to use. The Wahl nib is especially responsive making anything from hairlines to bold downward strokes a breeze. It took me a little while to get the feel of the pen, but it became progressively easier. I found it easy because I used to always write in cursive as a kid. The stroke order and flowing motions was something that we had to practice back in my preschool in India.

Was my first time dealing with a lever filler.  Pretty easy and convenient to fill.

Was my first time dealing with a lever filler. Pretty easy and convenient to fill.

I did a bit of research on how lever fillers work after I first used this pen. I found plenty of diagrams about how the lever pushes a sac inside the pen that when you snap the lever back into position, the ink is sucked up into the feed and fills the sac. The best analogy I can think of is a filling a dropper. (I’ve been taking Chemistry classes over summer)

Sorry for the poor lighting.

Sorry for the poor lighting.

Here’s another picture of the main section of the pen. The entire body is BCHR (black chased hard rubber). The ripples on the pen cap look really nice under the proper light. One thing I possibly found a problem was with my grip, which was hard to properly maintain for long writing sessions. The only thing that was somewhat securing my grip were the cap threads.

Had to post the cap, otherwise the pen is too small for my hand.

Had to post the cap, otherwise the pen is too small for my hand.

DISCLAIMER: I am no way affiliated with Greg Minuskin, and was not compensated in any way for this review. I am just another happy custmomer. πŸ™‚

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