Letter: Pen pain

Sir: You get signer's hand or exam marker's elbow (Letter from the Editor, 27 September) because you grip a narrow pen very tightly. To avoid it, take a strip of cloth, wind it firmly round the pen and tape it tight so that the grip is widened to two centimetres or so.

The real question is why ball-pen manufacturers foist such badly designed objects on the public. Wider pens would not only be more comfortable to grip, they would also hold more ink.

R E CRUM

Norwich

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