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#1 very

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 08:23

Hello,
The parker Vector is another unique model by the great brand Parker. It is smooth to write with and comfortable to hold.
I would highly recommended it to people who like pens with roller-ball refills as well as smooth elegant writing.

Note: It comes in a few styles that might suit your needs. Please contact me for additional info.

-Very :gaah:

Edited by very, 27 June 2010 - 08:24.


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#2 calvin82

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 10:22

Yes, Parker vector is a great budget pen. I bought it as my first fountain pen because of the price which is the most inexpensive pen around. Since then, it brings me to the wonder world of fountain pen.

#3 dennisdc48

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 20:04

The Victor was my first fountain pen and I certainly have enjoyed it. Does anyone know if it will take a converter?



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Posted 27 June 2010 - 23:52

I have three Vectors FPs, two of which have converters. I think I bought the converters from Pendemonium, but can't remember. The nice thing about their cartridges is that they are easily refillable with a syringe or narrow eyedropper, so you don't really even need a converter. I keep a Vector with a cartridge refilled with Noodler's bulletproof black as my "grab and go" writer.

Update:
Yep, I just checked and Pendemonium has twist and slide converters at http://pendemonium.com/ink_parker.htm. I have the slide converters, #PKR-5648341 and have been very happy with them.

Edited by Mr. Upright, 27 June 2010 - 23:56.

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#5 tuintu

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:14

Hello everyone!

i'm looking forward to buying a Parker Vector.
has The Vector only one nib size? (because i want an F nib)

and if possible, could anyone share a couple of sentences writing sample here ?

Regards...
Verba volant, scripta manet...

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#6 Apotheosis

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:30

I own two i found in a flea market (fortunately with the converters included) a while back and they're great writers !
No start up problems, smooth writers and nibs that are tough as nails !

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I may be wrong but I think the nibs (fine to medium side in my opinion) comes in only one size (aside from vector calligraphy nibs)
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Writing samples :
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Hope this helps !
rgds
leo

Edited by Apotheosis, 28 June 2010 - 10:32.

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#7 tuintu

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 10:51

Apotheosis thank you so much.
these pictures were exactly what i was looking for. :thumbup:

Regards.
Verba volant, scripta manet...

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#8 richardandtracy

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:40

To find the nib size of a Vector look on the underside of the nib. There is a recess in the feed. Embossed on the flat at the bottom of the recess is the nib size. I have seen X (Extra Fine), F (Fine) and M (Medium). There are probably more sizes, and it's likely the other sizes are numbered with the same numbers as the Duofold Nibs.

Regards,

Richard.




#9 Apotheosis

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 11:50

owh cool..i learnt something new today !!
many thanks !
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#10 akrishna59

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:39

Hello everyone!

i'm looking forward to buying a Parker Vector.
has The Vector only one nib size? (because i want an F nib)

and if possible, could anyone share a couple of sentences writing sample here ?

Regards...


i have been using a parker vector flighter model for six yrs. now. the converter had to be replaced after three yrs. as it developed a hole in it and now the nib has become slightly worn out and does not have much grip on glossy paper. but on the whole it still is a good pen and a great writer in my opinion.

i will recommend this pen to any one.

tks.

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#11 Apotheosis

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:28

To find the nib size of a Vector look on the underside of the nib. There is a recess in the feed. Embossed on the flat at the bottom of the recess is the nib size. I have seen X (Extra Fine), F (Fine) and M (Medium). There are probably more sizes, and it's likely the other sizes are numbered with the same numbers as the Duofold Nibs.

Regards,

Richard.


FOUND IT !! :doh:
thank you Richard !
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:45

There are more attractive to feathered little more money, but this vector is the ideal niche for the ever-present in almost all industries, something that works well, at the lowest possible price. Even with a better feather me, I have provided low-cost option for certain purposes.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:46

Thanks for everyones contributions.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:54

The only bad thing about a Vector is that over time, the cap attachment loosens, resulting in loss of the cap at the wrong time...

#15 rezonatix3

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 21:37

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I really like this picture. :)

#16 Saintpaulia

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 00:08

What attracts me to the Vector is not price, or durability, or ??? I have focused upon it because of its size in diameter. It is a slim pen. My hands are small. There are very few pens that fit my hand and most of the more expensive species are not slim. When someone says of the Vector, well for a bit more money you can get a much better pen, that's not the issue. The pens they suggest as a substitute of better quality than the Vector are invariably thick pens!

In addition to the Vectors I have also been looking at the Sheaffer Targa slims. Prices not comparable! The diameters are. What else is of similar diameter to Vectors regardless of price?


#17 doggonecarl

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 15:01

What else is of similar diameter to Vectors regardless of price?


The Lamy CP1 is a slender pen, reminds me of the Vector. The Lamy Logo is another one.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:03

The Yard-O-Led Viceroy Standard is a similar diameter ( see here: http://www.thewritin...iceroy&cat=pens ). Nice, solid silver pen. Pricy though.

Regards,

Richard.

Edited by richardandtracy, 12 July 2012 - 11:24.


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:24

MontBlanc Noblesse, and its Dunhill equivalent (whose name I have forgotten) are as slim as the Vector.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 15:04

The Parker Vector was also my first fountain pen. At the time, what attracted me to it was the design. I really liked how, when capped, the diameter of the pen was the same from top to bottom. I hated the way some pens had much wider caps. It definitely comes in at least two nib sizes, fine and medium. I'm not sure if there is a broad, but if you look around on Amazon there are some different sizes.

Jonah






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