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A Review Of The Parker 100
Posted 24 June 2010 - 21:06
The Parker 100 is an amazing pen--it completely shows the amazing craftsmanship of Parker and is a daily writer for me. When I received this pen from my
friend "jakelogan" (a member on FPN), I was astounded. The avant-garde design was beautiful! I got this pen in the cobalt black design. The most eye-catching feature on the pen is the cap.
The Cap of the Pen
The cap is a titanium-coated graphite nib with 23ct gold trimming on it. The brushed metal gives this pen a professional look and features the trademark Parker clip. However, the body just reads to me cheapness. I give this section a 10/10. Bravo, Parker!
The Body of the pen
The body is lightweight for a Parker pen and is made of reflective plastic that attracts smudges like a magnet attracts metal. On the very bottom of the body, there is a gold-trimmed ring. Overall, the body of the pen deserves a 7/10. It's low quality for the expectations of Parker.
Nib quality and smoothness
When I first picked up this pen and wrote with it, it was an absolutely pleasurable and smooth writing experience! The nib is an 18ct solid gold hooded nib. I like the hooded design and I think it benefits to the design of the pen itself. I rate the nib quality a 9.5/10, not a 10/10 because sometimes you can get off of the sweet spot easily.
Durability and Sturdiness
This pen overall is a very sturdy pen. I have heard complaints about the cap getting loose, but it has not happened to me. The mechanism that holds the cap and body together is located on two opposite sides on the grip. The mechanism is too small to interfere with writing usage. I award Parker a 9/10 on this.
Overall, this is a big step for modern pens for Parker, and I would give this pen a rating of 9.5/10 for having an amazing nib, design, sturdiness, cap, but a terrible body.
Something that delight those ears
Sick of all the insincere
I'm gonna give all my secrets away
Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:05
Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:08
"...Madness takes its toll."
"Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." – J.R.R. Tolkien
Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:47
Your photographs are not showing up for me.
Me neither. I don't think there are any.
Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:00
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