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Parker Frontier Stainless Steel Gold Trim Medium Nib Fountain Pen
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Parker Frontier GT Fountain Pen Stainless Steel with Gold-plated 23k Nib and 14k Trim. Delivered in Parker Frontier gift box as illustrated, complete with single cartridge.
Top Customer Reviews
- Feels nice to write with (very smooth, no scratching)
- Produces nice letters - has improved the look of my writing
- Smooth feeling means you can write for long periods with this pen no problem!
- INK!! It tears through ink like there's no tomorrow! I would suggest purchasing a piston cartridge and using ink bottles...
Overall a good choice for someone with a modest budget, who simply wants a small improvement in their handwriting and a nice pen to write with.
I enjoy using this pen, it actually makes me want to write. I Thoroughly recommend it.Parker Frontier GT Fountain Pen Stainless Steel with Gold-plated 23k Nib and 14k Trim Ref S0880810
The nib is surprisingly weak. Recently the pen rolled off of a 3ft high table onto carpet with no lid on, and the nib was bent at 90 degrees at the tip. Needle-nose pliers restored some function, and I can hardly complain at the price - but I'd be leaning toward three stars at the RRP. I'm making a point of the weak nib because Parker's website claims that the frontier's nib is "famously hard-wearing"...
Overall, worth it.
For only around £12, it is a pretty smooth pen and is pleasant enough to write with. It has a nice weight to it, not too heavy and not too light so won't give you hand cramps after long writing sessions. It is, however, a very dry pen. You won't get much shading with this pen especially with the standard Parker Quink cartridges that come with it. The Parker inks themselves aren't exactly fantastic either - they get the job done well enough but are fairly bland. The blacks aren't very black and the blues look very washed out and don't stand out. I would also not recommend trying to convert this pen to an eyedropper pen, since the barrel is made entirely out of steel and ink will rot the inside of the barrel.
The nib is a nice medium, suitable for those who have both small and large handwriting. You will not get much flex with this nib - if any at all. Press too hard and you will bend the tines of your nib and be forced to re-align then with some tweezers or a spanner - so don't try. I learned this the hard way but managed to fix it.
The nib and feed are easily removable by holding the nib and feed in a cloth or something soft while gently twisting and pulling on the grip section which eventually comes off. The nib clicks onto the feed with little tabs on either side of the nib which keeps it in line with the feed. It can be easily taken away from the feed to clean and then snapped back into place. Very easy pen to clean.
It is definitely a good starter fountain pen though, a gentle introduction into the world of fountain pens and certainly pushes you towards buying a converter and trying out bottled ink. Very happy with this pen considering it was less than £15.
At half-price it was well worth the money spent.
A fantastic pen, you can not go wrong with this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My mum loved it, as she has been a fan of Parker pens all her life. Was a little expensive for me, but it was worth it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Thomas Brown
Used for marriage registration. Never failed, even full of indelible registrar's ink.Published on 9 Nov. 2014 by T. Williamson
This pen never really performed well. The ink was slow, After somew frustration using it I discarded it and bought a vector fountain pen which has been excellent.Published on 9 April 2014 by Dr A O Kane
Still using this newly acquired elegant tool to practice cursive script
and write personalised notes to friends etc. Read more