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Parker Pens

About Parker

Country: United States of America

Parker pen company has always been an innovative company beginning when George Parker created the Lucky Curve fountain pen. The company has continued to carry this spirit and vision throughout the more than 125 years they have been making writing instruments. With his first pen, patented in 1889, George Safford Parker created a system that returned ink into the reservoir using capillary action and reduced ink leakage.

Over the years the Parker pen company has continued to create innovative writing instruments. In 1939 the Parker 51 fountain pen marked a major achievement with it's hooded nib and a fast drying ink. Considered to be the best pen of the century.

Parker pens come with a 2 year warranty. Warranty information is included with each Parker pen. For details on a specific Parker pen fee free to ask.

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Parker Reviews

Deluxe
Very happy with purchase.
Harold
Cincinnati, OH
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Case & Sonnet
Excellent quality makes a great set with
Parker Sonnet fountain pen.
Harold
Cincinnati, OH
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Sonnet Great Expectations Special Edition
Beautiful product, beautifully presented and promptly delivered.

Ron and his team probably wrote the book on client service. OUTSTANDING!
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
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Duofold Centennial
Outstanding client service.
Brian
Wyee Point, NSW
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duofold International
This is my first Parker fountain pen. It writes like a dream--very smooth; the nib does not drag or grab the paper so the writing motion is very fluid. This is a pen I will keep inked and in use.
D Susan
Pretty Prairie, KS
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Premier
What a PEN. Definetly a head turner, the finish on the pen is top quality. The twist mechanism on it is spring action which is convenient and feels sturdy. Pen Chalet has become the place to buy my top quality luxury pens.
Victor
Santa Rosa, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sonnet
Pen Chalet gave me surprisingly fast shipping. The pen was here before I expected it, and I am enjoying using it.
John
Allison Park, PA
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Jotter
This review is for a classic stainless steel chiseled Parker Jotter ballpoint pen: This jotter pen is a sleek and a functional pen with easily recognizable iconic designs. This pen feels good when holding it due to its chiseled cap resting securely in the web space between the thumb and the index finger without much slippage. The click function works well. The weight balance seems better than the jotter pen with a plastic barrel and the steel cap when writing. Make sure that the contact point of the undersurface of the arrow clip tip is smooth enough to minimize the friction when clipping on to your shirt pocket because of the chiseled cap surface. I slid fine sandpaper underneath the clip tip to smooth it out. Since the barrels and the caps are interchangeable between any jotter ballpoint pen models, I can create my favorite combination model when desired.
Chull
Pittsburgh, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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Sonnet Great Expectations Special Edition
Extremely good quality. Writes smoothly.
Harold
Cincinnati, OH
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duofold Centennial
This review is for the lapis blue Duofold Centennial. This pen is a thing of beauty. Well-balanced, and very comfortable to hold. I could write for hours -- okay, that's an exaggeration. I write with it for extended periods of time, and still find it enjoyable. I think that's the highest praise I could give it.
Byron
Walnut, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sonnet Great Expectations Special Edition
Lovely pen, nice weight for a pen that's on the skinny side. The 18K gold nib has a bit of spring to it, which I prefer over the typical nail nibs one encounters in modern pens. A worthy successor to the legendary Parker 75.
Byron
Walnut, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Deluxe
I personally hate that some converters are not included in the pens, and this is why I gave value only 4 stars. As for the converter, the gray shaft is a little odd, but I don't really mind it. However, when twisting to fill or empty, one does find a little strain compared to other converters.
Leslie
Simi Valley, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Quink Bottled Ink(2oz)
Parker Quink is a tried and true good ink
James s
Ruffin, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Quink Bottled Ink(2oz)
An excellent ink and a wonderful back up. It has always performed excellent with me.
Charlie
Olive Hill, KY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sonnet
This review is for a matte black GT Parker Sonnet fountain pen with a medium steel nib: I was very pleased to find out how smoothly the pen nib glides over the paper. I think this old-classic pen is somewhat under-appreciated by the fountain pen lovers. The pen is well balanced with enough weight and writes very well with the cap posted or un-posted. The converter is a piston-action system (no twisting) with a small floating metal ball inside of it to facilitate the more effective re-filling maneuver. The whole length of the pen with the snap cap posted is about 51/8" and sits well in my shirt pocket. The pen looks simple but functional.
Chull
Pittsburgh, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Quink Bottled Ink(2oz)
This is probably a biased review since I have never used anything but Quink ink. It has worked well in my pens for over 30 years and I have not felt a need to change. The service at Pen Chalet was very good. Items arrived well packaged and on time.
Dewayne
Hoschton, GA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duofold
Another in a line of outstanding pens, this new Big Red duofold writes smoothly and feels very comfortable in your hand. Plus, it is a great looking pen.
Eliot
Fair Lawn, NJ
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duofold International
This pen took me a bit to warm up to....

Always liked Parker, currently own 2 others, and the Duofold just kept calling my name.

At first look, it didn't blow me away. The detail on the pen is much harder to make out than in the promotional photos. Looked kind of plain.

However, I put it against my Waterman, Pilot, and Franklin-Christoph's and it seemed to be just a touch more shiny. Just a touch more substantial than a basic 100% resin pen. Just a touch more detail on the nib, on the cap, on the clip.

Unscrewing the body and finding all metal pieces are gold and gold tone...

These little touches of fine detail make this pen one of my favorites. The parts contribute positively to the sum of the pen.

Read reviews that "Parker isn't what it used to be," but there's always going to be those people...

The Duofold is a top notch, high attention to detail, classic pen with a long heritage behind it.

One thing I don't like is that Newell Brands is very proud that they now own Parker and stamp their name in the manual, reminding you Parker isn't "what it used to be" in a sense.

Also, I wish I went for a Centennial. The International is excellent, but I'd personally wish I went for the Centennial after handling the International and getting a sense of its gravitas. If you enjoy "regular" size pens, you'd love the International.

Writing with the fine nib... it can be smooth, but not like buttery smooth. A hint of feedback to let you know you're writing.

With that said... I can whole-heartedly recommend the Duofold for those with a sense of history and classic taste. It will never compete with flashy models and swirling resins, but this pen has serious class and heritage.
Michael
Anchorage, AK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Ingenuity Large
This is a really beautiful, substantial pen. Feels great in the hand and the writing mode is unique.
Connie
Osage Beach, MO
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Sonnet
Very good quality pen.
Richard
Landisville, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Sonnet
Writes smooth, Perfect weight for daily writing and classic looking at the same time. I was a little concerned that some users at Fountain Pen Network complained about skipping, poor ink-flow, etc. None of them turned out to be true in my case. I am very happy with my purchase.

I also would like to mention that Pen Chalet's customer service has been awesome. Thank you.
J.H. JOHN
SAMMAMISH, WA
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