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The Parker Vector

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#101 pajaro


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 18:06

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 14:16


I appreciate this exchange of apologies.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 15:02

If we cannot be civil in this most gentle of hobbies then there is no hope.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 12:57

Civility and humility are among core human values.

And tolerance as well forgiveness are the bi-products of these pristine universal human values.

And as kenlowe said, no human is infallible.

Edited by mitto, 14 August 2016 - 12:58.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 20:08

Hi, The Vector 'F' nib is a fairly rare thing, I've looked in shops in the UK over many years, at the Parker ranges, and still have never seen an 'F' nib Vector for sale.

 I believe Parker will do a nib exchange if the pen is under 30 days old, from date of purchase, with shop receipt to prove it. (I've not tested this service though.)

 The only nib width options in the Vector range are 'F' and 'M'.  I don't know how differently they write on paper.

 There were more elaborate versions of the Vector though, the '88' and Rialto, and they all can be smooth and reliable, simple pens.


That is very odd.  Most of mine are F nibs.  I think I do have one or two that are Ms, and I also have a 4 nib unit calligraphy set (ranging from F italic to XB italic).  And I'm pretty sure that *all* of mine are UK made, rather than being French or from the US.

Yup -- just checked my records.  The only Vectors I own that are NOT F nibs are the calligraphy set, what looks to be a DIY  job broad stub, and a stainless steel one with some company logo on it (which, IIRC, I may have gotten from the same dealer in the Netherlands from whom I got the three most recent pens in the Vector stash -- pink, sort of golden yellow, and olive green -- all three of which have F nibs).  Maybe that guy is going around and buying up all the F nibbed Vectors....  :rolleyes: 

In fact, I wasn't sure I'd get used to the first one *because* it wasn't a medium....  Until of course I realized just how much farther an ink cartridge went.

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#106 Mike 59

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 21:51

Hi, It's not just the Vector range either, 'M' nibs are the standard here on F.P's and in ballpoint or roller types it's 0.7, the 0.5mm versions just don't seem to get into the shops, I don't doubt it's possible to order some online, I prefer not to buy items I can't look at first.

 I've been a 'fan' of the Parker brand since the early 90s, and still never seen anything other than 'M' fountain pens for sale, and I look everywhere that sells pens.

Edited by Mike 59, 14 August 2016 - 21:52.

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