This thread inspired me (last night) to write several alphabets and attempt signing my own name properly, as I haven't done in years. It turns out my handwriting can be quite good or quite bad, depending on the pen, where I grip it, and whether I can get my hand to relax. I also have several different "typefaces" I write in, from a nearly completely-connected script to a hybrid stylized print/script to upright printing and to stylized graffiti/architecture type writing. It also makes me want to get hold of a cheapish fountain pen and some good bond paper to practice on. I do have some thank you notes that need to be written and sent. A modern Namiki fountain pen is fairly priced and the solid gold nibs are quite nicely flexed. I think you can get one for about $70.