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Excellent writing tool
on 12 October 2013
I have been looking for a fountain pen for a while and I knew Parker were a reliable and quality brand as I had used their fountain pens throughout my school/uni years. I haven't used a fountain pen for a couple of years and had spotted this new design in a couple of well known stationary stores but priced at £30, I had ummed and aaahed and then found it on amazon a lot cheaper so ordered it straight away.
The colour is a sort of magenta, with a slight change depending on what light you are in, girly but sophisticated. The pen istelf is quite weighty (sign of quality) and ergonomic, I find it very comfortable to use and I am determined to keep handwriting letters etc just to keep my handwriting in check. I have been carrying it around in my handbag for about a week and this hasn't resulted in any leaks or problems with writing.
The nib is a medium nib, something I have always used so I was happy with this but I understand that parker do a nib exchange should you wish to switch to a different size
The one thing I did find difficult was getting the initial ink flow going but the solution I found that worked was to touch the nib with a wet tissue (ok-I admit I used my tongue not a wet tissue but it would have the same effect).
Overall fabulous pen and so happy to be making an effort to hand write things (apart from this review sadly) in this computer based world we now live in.