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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:48
This pen comes in a (standard) plastic case with a warranty card, a cartridge and a manual. Everything looks very basic. It is functional packaging and nothing more.
2. Appearance & Finish - (5/5)
The barrel and cap of this pen are made from laquered brass and the clip and nib are made from stainless steel (chrome trim). The grip is made from plastic. The top of the cap is flat and imprinted with the Parker "P".
3. Design/ Size/Weight- (5/5)
This 'bullet'-shaped pen looks very modern and is very well made. It is a heavy pen. It is, compared with a Parker 45 flighter or a Parker Frontier flighter slightly heavier. The Parker Urban is, compared with the Parker Frontier, also longer. It has a length of 15,5 cm (cap posted) and has a diameter of 1,3 cm (grip). The shape/design is unusual for a fountain pen but makes it comfortable to use.
4. Nib Design & Performance- (5/5)
The nib and feed on this pen are very good. This pen is fitted with a fully exposed f-nib. The nib is quite firm (these are the same nibs as fitted on the Parker Vector and the Parker IM/Profile). I have experienced no skipping or other problems at all. The Urban starts immediately, even after leaving it uncapped for some time. This pen is a fairly dry writer. Compared with a m-nib Frontier, this nib produces a nice fine line. The f-nib is smooth and suitable for left handed users.
5. The Filling System- (4/5)
This is a cartridge pen. It takes proprietary Parker cartridges. I also used this pen with a Parker converter without problems. Didn't notice any difference in performance between using cartridges (Quink Washable Blue) or bottled ink (Quink Blue).
6. Cost/Value- (3,5/5)
Bought this pen at a B&M shop for about € 32,-. For that money, the owner gets a decent, comfortable and reliable pen. In my opinion, this very nice pen is not really a bargain but is fair priced. The Urban did not come with a converter.
The Parker Urban fp is at the moment in The Netherlands only available at B&M Parker retailers. This Urban fp is available here since a couple of weeks and is in penshops not openly on display yet. The owner of the shop where I bought this pen told me that there will be an official productlaunch this summer. Until then, Parker retailers will sell the Urban fp only at request.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:03
Probably the f-nib (and feed) on the Urban is adjusted to produce a light flow of ink. I am a left handed writer and had never a problem with smudging with the f-nib.
Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:54
For starters this pen is ranked up with the Waterman Phileas in my book.
I love the curvy body and the nib on it.
Good buy for the money.
Posted 23 March 2009 - 16:20
It is indeed as good as the Waterman Phileas for everyday use and is about the same price as the Waterman Kultur. According to the seller, the Parker Urban fp is made in China or in France (probably in the same factory as where Waterman pens are made).
Edited by mr T., 23 March 2009 - 16:21.
Posted 03 June 2009 - 14:28
30€ with a parker twist converter (5€), a bunch of Pelikan blue cartridges (thrown in the package by the saleswoman), and a bottle of aurora black ink (45.ml) I paid 36€ of the bunch, so the aurora ink was just 1 €!!! .
Anyway, the pan is not too wet, but it surely isn't a dry writer. I've written 6 pages only this morning and for the first two it skipped a bit, now everithing is ok, evidently it needed time...
A fairly good an fairly heavy pen for the price, good for any starter, just be patient the first couple of pages.
Posted 18 November 2009 - 05:17
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 21:00
a fountain pen. The prices seem quite reasonable. Might just have to give them a try. ( No affiliation
with Colorado Pens.)
Posted 28 April 2010 - 21:35
Can't use it posted as the cap is quite hefty but otherwise it's a really nice pen to use. I really like the curvy shape and the hot pink colour is very pretty. Mine came with a converter and in a nice box with a cartridge as well.
I like Parker because even their inexpensive pens have performed very satisfactorily out of the box every time I've got one.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 22:10
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 21:06
39.99 on Amazon for the pen with converter, 4 cartridges and a big bottle of Parker ink.
I really really wanted a Fine point, but conceded to Medium nib due to price and availability.
Edited by dadoody, 24 June 2010 - 21:07.
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 23:23
I really liked this pen. It is solid, very well built and heavy.
I will be happy as long as it is a smooth and consistent writer. That's all I really look for.