Greek Calligraphy with a Flexible Nib Pen: Do Greeks Use it?

There's this guy with the name of S. B. R. E. Brown who reviews flexible nib pens. I haven't heard of Greek using this type of pen.
Greek users, is his work legit for you guys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1hCGPTMZM

In many calligraphic books, I see Greek only using a broadnib pen.

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As in most of the rest of Europe, the flexible split nib was a typical tool for Greek handwriting in the 18th and 19th Centuries, and even into the first half of the 20th Century. Modern fashions in calligraphy have tended to focus on the broad nib, although this is changing a bit now for Latin script, with recent interest in traditional pointed pen scripts and related lettering and ornamentation styles. I don't know whether this trend has reached Greek calligraphy.

The style of Greek lettering shown in the video seems to me neither one thing nor the other. The shapes are quite basic and not representative of the Greek writing styles of the 18th and 19th Centuries that are associated with this kind of pen.

See also: http://typophile.com/node/32859

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