Lefties, we know you have it rough when it comes to finding good pens since most of them are designed to be used by right-handers. A typical right-handed person using a pen pulls it toward the right in a smooth motion, leaving a line of fresh ink untouched behind the writing hand. A left-handed person must push the pen from left to right. That requires the writer to press harder on the pen, which can be uncomfortable and can force the paper to foul the writing tip. Meanwhile, the writing hand drags over the ink and smudges it.
A left-handed pen comes with a curved barrel that allows the child more visibility while they write, thus elimination smears and uncomfortable angles while writing. The hooked neck and off-center tip allow left-handers to see what they are writing. It is usually triangular in shape with a soft anti-slip material, designed to ensure natural writing posture for left-handers. The pens are usually filled with quick drying ink, that helps prevent smears to some extent.
Does it work? Sure. Most parents seem to have noticed significant improvements in their children’s handwriting legibility and a decrease in discomfort, however they say smudging can happen if the child isn’t concentrating on not doing so.
Here are our picks for the best left-handed pens in 2020:
Best pens for a left-handed person
Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen
The EnerGel RTX offers a luxury feel and a smooth, effortless writing experience. High performance ink technology combines the best qualities of liquid and gel ink.
Fast-drying liquid gel ink is great for left handers - no smears, no smudges, no globs. The sleek and stylish barrel design features stainless steel accents for a professional look. It is available with a 0.7mm stainless steel tip writes medium lines, 1.0mm tip writes bold lines.
Sleek & stylish barrel design with stainless steel accents gives the pen a professional look.
Don't toss out your pens! Did you know that over 90% of EnerGel products are refillable? Why throw away your pen and contribute to landfills when you can replace your depleted ink cartridge with any size and/or color EnerGel refill. Help the environment while saving money!
DRYDEN Luxury Fountain Pen with Ink Refill Converter
This fresh, elegant, reliable fountain pen from our Modern Classic Collection is a true marriage of the sophistication of finer days with the latest technology of modern times. Hand assembled and checked for flawless quality, it gives high precision and exceptional writing comfort for every occasion, coupled with a gorgeous design.
The pen is suitable for left and right-handed writers and comes with a medium nib and a high-quality converter included.
Maped Visio Left-Handed Pens
The first pen to offer left-handers more visibility as they write! Ergonomic barrel and curved end angle the tip where a left-hander can see without “hooking” their wrist around. Comfortable, soft anti-slip material on the ergonomic grip guides fingers into the correct position for a natural writing motion.
Curved barrel allows left-handers to see what they are writing without hooking their wrist around. Eliminates smeared, uncomfortable angled writing!
Triangular, soft anti-slip material is ergonomically designed to ensure natural writing posture for left-handers.
Quick-dry ink is smear resistant with an ultra-smooth flow. Black, blue and red ink match the barrel.
Conical steel tip produces a 0.7mm medium line.
Pelikan Pelikano Jr. Fountain Pen
Pelikan's Pelikano Junior Fountain Pen features a modern look and is designed for left-handed use. The anti-roll cap and barrel helps to keep pen in place while the rubber grip is comfortable in your hand. Stainless steel medium nib is long lasting.
Anti-roll cap and barrel helps to keep pen in place and the stainless steel medium nib is designed with lefties in mind.
Stabilo EASY original Rollerball Pen
This EASY original ergonomic pen is praised by teachers, approved by parents and loved by kids, especially when they're learning to write.
Specially designed to help children over the age of six take their first steps towards clear, legible writing, comfort and ease is key; a grip zone made from non-slip material allows for a relaxed hold to prevent muscle fatigue.
Children and adults alike enjoy the colorful two-tone design; This pen has been specifically designed for XYZ-handed writers.
Maped Visio Left-Handed Ball Pen
Another one by Maped, the stationary staple brand. The first ergonomic pen which offers left handers more visibility - ergonomic shape and curved end.
There is a soft anti-slip material on the entire pen, which serves as grip guides but does not force finger position.
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