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#1 nibl

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:37

Which pens currently in production would you recommend from Parker?

A local place announced a sale on Parkers. Don't know which pens will be available yet though. I'd like to be informed on what to look out for when the sale starts.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:46

Which pens currently in production would you recommend from Parker?

Duofold.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:57

I am not sure the Duofolds would be on sale.
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 13:03

Its more likely to be the mid price range.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 14:47

If I am interested in modern Duofolds I would go after used Newhaven Duofolds and not the current production.
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 14:55

Well, I can dis-recommend Urbans. :angry: 

The only other "recent" Parkers I have experience with other than that are the UK-made and US-made Vectors.  I absolutely love mine, but they are skinny pens, and some people don't like metal sections.

Oh, and my first FPs were a couple of Parker Reflexes (from back in the late 1990s or early 2000s) -- where the rubberized grip disintegrated after a couple of years.  I think those went into a "pick a prize" raffle to get them out of the house....  B) 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 14:56

OTOH i like my newhaven duofolds and also the current duofold centennials. Lovely pens.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 17:35

OTOH i like my newhaven duofolds and also the current duofold centennials. Lovely pens.


A bank officer friend of mine has received two Centenniels in ivory as gifts from his rich relatives in Dubai and he was selling both. Boxed, uninked and with paperwork. I purchased one for &200. Is that a good price? Shall I buy the other one for the same price?
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Posted 04 December 2017 - 21:32

My only experience with modern Parker pens is the IM, and my luck has not been good. Both write well when they write, but have a tendency to be hard starters.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 22:09

I rate my Urban very highly. NEVER had a dry start on its entire life no matter how long Ive ignored it. Snap cap makes it ideal for quick notes and the pen, like its nib, is solid as a rock.

Bargain too.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:35

Frontier.  At least there is little outlay.  A nice toy.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:34

A bank officer friend of mine has received two Centenniels in ivory as gifts from his rich relatives in Dubai and he was selling both. Boxed, uninked and with paperwork. I purchased one for &200. Is that a good price? Shall I buy the other one for the same price?


i think it's a very good price. congrats!
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