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A Review Of The Parker 100


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#1 giggobuttons

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 21:06

My first review!! (about the Parker 100)

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.
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#2 bayport714

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:05

I've had a Parker 100 in my rotation for several months. I am very satisfied with it in all respects and highly recommend it.

#3 riff raff

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:08

Your photographs are not showing up for me. :blink:
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#4 Brian

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 22:47

Your photographs are not showing up for me. :blink:


Me neither. I don't think there are any.

#5 BelArgent

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:00

The body of my Parker 100 is not made of plastic. Rather, it is made of lacquered metal. It does, however, have a black plastic liner inside that is threaded for the section.

#6 amble63

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:09

I love my Parker 100. The nib is exceptionally smooth and it IS a lovely looking pen.
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#7 rx170

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:04

I bought one in February. Here is my review.

#8 arnottfigaro44

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:58

Recently I bought a Cobalt 100 is a beautiful Black NIB, and now is my favorite pen. I am using a Waterman black ink, accompanied by a translator. Before this pen, I really was not a fan hooded top. I rarely use the 51 or 21, I am more inclined to use my Visconti Stipulation or viceroy or lead my precious Yard at the end of barley. 100 feels just right and nib is perfect for me.

#9 jniforat

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 16:16

pictures, please :)

#10 andy1m

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:41

Still no pictures :)

#11 ExcaliburZ

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 09:49

Google Images
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#12 Pentangeli

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 17:00

Nope! No photos here either. Where are they? :hmm1:

#13 arnottfigaro44

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:30

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#14 dgator

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:47

I enjoy my Parker 100 filled with Waterman Florida Blue. I use it daily at work. Enjoy it 

#15 breaker

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 21:57

nice pen for every day use
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