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As most of you know, Parker's innovative technology and design have led to several of the most significant pens of the past century.
Whether you enjoy vintage or modern Parkers, you are in the right place!
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Hi Everyone!. Although I am new to the idea of communicating with fellow Parker lovers, I am not new to Parker ownership. My first Parker fountain pen was the venerable 45. This one ( I still cherish it ) is the all brushed metal with gold accents model. I received it as a college graduation present. Throughout college, I wrote all of my essays with a red styrene barrel Parker Jotter... Is it OK to talk about the Jotter here?
Recently I purchased a new Parker 45 with the navy blue plastic pen body and brushed steel cap. This new pen has the same medium nib as the former 45 but doesn't seem to write the same crisp line. Both pens are filled with Parker ink in cartridge form but the older 45 is loaded with that beautiful dark black Parker ink. The new pen is running the blue Parker ink and to tell you the truth, I'm not sold on that blue ink. It appears to run a bit and make a wider ink path on the same paper as I use with the black Parker ink.
I've got to admit that I own more than one Jotter these days. In fact, I own 20
but am giving 8 of them away. Aside from the pedestrian black, red and blue Jotters found in any decent stationary store, I have 9 more exotic colors including a sort of dusty rose color (10 of those, 8 to be given as gifts).
I'm saving my money for a top-of-the-line Parker fountain pen but meanwhile, I enjoy my 45's and Jotters.
I look forward to talking to you all about the joys of Parker pen ownership.