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The Parson's Essential

Our best selling fountain Pen

Exclusive to MrPen. Beautifully made fountain pen, deep black piano lacquer on brass. Quality nib made on German machinery and Schmidt convertor. If this pen had been created by a premier name you could expect to pay £80. From MrPen for just £39 inc.VAT.

A lifetime choice.

The Parson's and the Churchman's pens are commissioned from the Far East and on receipt in the UK are adapted by MrPen. The finishing process requires the disassembling of the pen down to its component parts, nibs are adjusted, reground and adapted. The nib tip is polished and dry tested. The branding, gift case, instruction leaflet are all completed in our workshops.

Italix Limited, MrPen Limited are companies registered to P. J. Ford & Associates Ltd.

Note: Customers in the USA and all 'long haul' overseas locations should be cautious when ordering ink cartridges or bottled ink. Such containers can leak in transit.

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Nibs the definitive

Customers sometimes dispute our nib descriptions.

  • No.1 is an oblique, sometimes called a left foot
  • No. 2 is a reverse oblique, sometimes called a right foot. 
  • No. 3 A straight for people who can hold the nib at a constant angle.
  • Standard nib with a rounded pellet for use by everyone.
  • A cursive nib has a rounded tip (not shown) and will give an italic effect but is less likely to dig the paper, however the thick line will be reduced in comparison to a straight.

Important: If you Google this subject you will get all kinds of conflicting descriptions. Some of these are based on a misunderstanding, because the nib in such cases is being viewed from the back.

Many years ago a knowledgeable lady at Sheaffer wrote to me the definitive:

"You should look at the back of the nib where the feed is. A left oblique will slant downwards from left to right and is for the right handed person.

A right oblique will slant downwards from right to left and is for a left handed person."

Oblique slants can also be a feature of a conventional nib with a pellet. Just to confuse the issue even further, we tend to sell a lot of reverse oblique nibs for the left handed because this can often apply more nib surface to the paper. Cursive nibs can also be useful, this is where the nib point is rounded at the edges but the italic effect will be reduced. If you want advice just telephone 01895 672537, or use 'Online Help'. You have a thirty day free nib exchange with MrPen so if you make the wrong choice it will not prove to be a problem.

IMPORTANT
There is no standard for nib widths, they vary from maker to maker and model to model. Ink flow, type of paper and brand of ink used, can alter the line width characteristics on the paper.

The Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

 'The Parson's Essential' a truly classical fountain pen from Italix.

RRP £55. £39.00 inc.VAT. In set with matching ballpoint just £58.94 (special price)

If you are looking for a quality fountain pen for yourself, a student son or daughter or a truly lasting gift for someone special, this the 'Parson's Essential' is the thoughtful choice. Truly classical in appearance with the style of the 1950's. An undeniable statement of the pen maker's art.

IMPORTANT : Engraving can have a gold fill or can be left without a fill. When there is no filling the engraving will be very subtle but can be seen clearly when the pen is turned to the light. Engraving without a fill is recommended as it retains the quality of the piano lacquer. The gold fill engraving is bolder but will not hold the gold appearance for very long and will quickly fade to the appearance of an engraving without a fill.

  • Polished black lacquer barrel and cap.  This is piano lacquer and makes this pen scratch resistant.
  • Brass liner for weight and durability,
  • weighs 35g.
  • 12 cm long with cap off. 14 cm long with cap on. 16 cm with cap posted. 1.1 cm in diameter.
  • Screw cap for security, no more inky pockets.
  • Quality  two tone gold plated nib
  • Skip resistant, very free flowing ink delivery.
  • Cap and barrel made in Far East
  • Hand finished in England
  • With option of matching ballpoint
  • Sturdy clip, will grip even a shirt pocket.
  • Italic or conventional nib options.
  • Medium italic 1 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.85 mm on the broad stroke. The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • Italic Oblique nib options. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Oblique standard. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Cursive Stub Nibs, do not give such a pronounced italic effect but because the tip of the nib is rounded it is less likely to dig the paper.
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • NEW! Option of 18k solid gold nib, medium non italic only.
  • Comes complete with branded Schmidt Euro converter (not an extra as with premium brands)
  • Takes standard Euro cartridges
  • The writing characteristic of this pen: Wet
  • Made to last for a lifetime, almost indestructable in normal use.
  • We can engrave a name or initials on the cap, lettering has a gold effect. Note this is not a deep engraving, the gold colour will fade but actual engraved letters are very durable.
  • If this model was made by a premier name it would be priced at £80
  • Over one thousand sold worldwide.
  • Click on 'More Images' below main image above.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

See the legions of testimonials to this classical writing instrument, you can see more on the pen enthusiasts website www.fountain pennetwork.com.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Fountain Pen Purple

Clerical Purple Edition, blue/purple

'The Parson's Essential' a truly classical fountain pen from Italix.

RRP £59. £42.95 inc.VAT

If you are looking for a quality fountain pen for yourself, a student son or daughter or a truly lasting gift for someone special, this the 'Parson's Essential' is the thoughtful choice. Truly classical in appearance with the style of the 1950's. An undeniable statement of the pen maker's art.

  • Polished Purple/blue Lacquer barrel and cap.  This is piano lacquer and makes this pen scratch resistant.
  • Brass liner for weight and durability, weighs 35g.
  • 12 cm long with cap off. 14 cm long with cap on. 16 cm with cap posted. 1.1 cm in diameter.
  • Screw cap for security, no more inky pockets.
  • Quality  two tone gold plated nib
  • Skip resistant, very free flowing ink delivery.
  • Cap and barrel made in Far East
  • Hand finished in England
  • Sturdy clip, will grip even a shirt pocket.
  • Italic or conventional nib options (Note Broad and fine Italic is created from a medium nib blank and is marked 'M')
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • Medium italic 1.0 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.75 mm on the broad stroke . The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • Italic Oblique nib options. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Oblique standard. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • NEW! Option of 18k solid gold nib, medium non italic only.
  • Comes complete with branded Schmidt Euro converter (not an extra as with premium brands)
  • Takes standard Euro cartridges
  • Made to last for a lifetime, almost indestructable in normal use.
  • Engraving is not recommended.
  • If this model was made by a premier name it would be priced at £80
  • Over one thousand sold worldwide.
  • Click on 'More Images' below main image above.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

See the legions of testimonials to this classical writing instrument, you can see more on the pen enthusiasts website www.fountain pennetwork.com.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

 

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Fountain Pen Canary

Canary Yellow

'The Parson's Essential' a truly classical fountain pen from Italix.

RRP £59. £42.95 inc.VAT

If you are looking for a quality fountain pen for yourself, a student son or daughter or a truly lasting gift for someone special, this the 'Parson's Essential' is the thoughtful choice. Truly classical in appearance with the style of the 1950's. An undeniable statement of the pen maker's art.

  • Polished Canary Yellow Lacquer barrel and cap.  This is piano lacquer and makes this pen scratch resistant.
  • Brass liner for weight and durability, weighs 35g.
  • 12 cm long with cap off. 14 cm long with cap on. 16 cm with cap posted. 1.1 cm in diameter.
  • Screw cap for security, no more inky pockets.
  • Quality  two tone gold plated nib
  • Skip resistant, very free flowing ink delivery.
  • Cap and barrel made in Far East
  • Hand finished in England
  • Sturdy clip, will grip even a shirt pocket.
  • Italic or conventional nib options (Note Broad and fine Italic is created from a medium nib blank and is marked 'M')
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • Medium italic 1.0 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.75 mm on the broad stroke . The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • Italic Oblique nib options. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Oblique standard. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • NEW! Option of 18k solid gold nib, medium non italic only.
  • Comes complete with branded Schmidt Euro converter (not an extra as with premium brands)
  • Takes standard Euro cartridges
  • Made to last for a lifetime, almost indestructable in normal use.
  • Engraving is not recommended.
  • If this model was made by a premier name it would be priced at £80
  • Over one thousand sold worldwide.
  • Click on 'More Images' below main image above.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

See the legions of testimonials to this classical writing instrument, you can see more on the pen enthusiasts website www.fountain pennetwork.com.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

 

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Fountain Pen Burgundy

Burgundy Edition

'The Parson's Essential' a truly classical fountain pen from Italix.

RRP £59. £39.00 inc.VAT. In set with matching ballpoint just £62.89 (special price)

If you are looking for a quality fountain pe

RRP £55. £39.00 inc.VAT. In set with matching ballpoint just £58.94 (special price)

n for yourself, a student son or daughter or a truly lasting gift for someone special, this the 'Parson's Essential' is the thoughtful choice. Truly classical in appearance with the style of the 1950's. An undeniable statement of the pen maker's art.

  • Polished Burgundy Lacquer barrel and cap.  This is piano lacquer and makes this pen scratch resistant.
  • Brass liner for weight and durability, weighs 35g.
  • 12 cm long with cap off. 14 cm long with cap on. 16 cm with cap posted. 1.1 cm in diameter.
  • Screw cap for security, no more inky pockets.
  • Quality  two tone gold plated nib
  • Skip resistant, very free flowing ink delivery.
  • Cap and barrel made in Far East
  • Hand finished in England
  • Sturdy clip, will grip even a shirt pocket.
  • Italic or conventional nib options (Note Broad and fine Italic is created from a medium nib blank and is marked 'M')
  • Medium italic 1.0 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.85 mm on the broad stroke also  The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • Italic Oblique nib options. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Oblique standard. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • NEW! Option of 18k solid gold nib, medium non italic only.
  • Comes complete with branded Schmidt Euro converter (not an extra as with premium brands)
  • Takes standard Euro cartridges
  • Made to last for a lifetime, almost indestructable in normal use.
  • Engraving is not recommended.
  • If this model was made by a premier name it would be priced at £80
  • Over one thousand sold worldwide.
  • Click on 'More Images' below main image above.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

See the legions of testimonials to this classical writing instrument, you can see more on the pen enthusiasts website www.fountain pennetwork.com.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

 

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Fountain Pen Green

Green Edition

'The Parson's Essential' a truly classical fountain pen from Italix.

RRP £59. £42.95 inc.VAT

If you are looking for a quality fountain pen for yourself, a student son or daughter or a truly lasting gift for someone special, this the 'Parson's Essential' is the thoughtful choice. Truly classical in appearance with the style of the 1950's. An undeniable statement of the pen maker's art.

  • Polished Green Lacquer barrel and cap.  This is piano lacquer and makes this pen scratch resistant.
  • Brass liner for weight and durability, weighs 35g.
  • 12 cm long with cap off. 14 cm long with cap on. 16 cm with cap posted. 1.1 cm in diameter.
  • Screw cap for security, no more inky pockets.
  • Quality  two tone gold plated nib
  • Skip resistant, very free flowing ink delivery.
  • Cap and barrel made in Far East
  • Hand finished in England
  • Sturdy clip, will grip even a shirt pocket.
  • Italic or conventional nib options (Note Broad and fine Italic is created from a medium nib blank and is marked 'M')
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • Medium italic 1.0 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.75 mm on the broad stroke . The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • Italic Oblique nib options. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Oblique standard. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • NEW! Option of 18k solid gold nib, medium non italic only.
  • Comes complete with branded Schmidt Euro converter (not an extra as with premium brands)
  • Takes standard Euro cartridges
  • Made to last for a lifetime, almost indestructable in normal use.
  • Engraving is not recommended.
  • If this model was made by a premier name it would be priced at £80
  • Over one thousand sold worldwide.
  • Click on 'More Images' below main image above.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

See the legions of testimonials to this classical writing instrument, you can see more on the pen enthusiasts website www.fountain pennetwork.com.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

 

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Fountain Pen Amber

AMBER Edition

'The Parson's Essential' a truly classical fountain pen from Italix.

RRP £59. £42.95 inc.VAT

If you are looking for a quality fountain pen for yourself, a student son or daughter or a truly lasting gift for someone special, this the 'Parson's Essential' is the thoughtful choice. Truly classical in appearance with the style of the 1950's. An undeniable statement of the pen maker's art.

  • Polished Amber Marble Lacquer barrel and cap.  This is piano lacquer and makes this pen scratch resistant.
  • Brass liner for weight and durability, weighs 35g.
  • 12 cm long with cap off. 14 cm long with cap on. 16 cm with cap posted. 1.1 cm in diameter.
  • Screw cap for security, no more inky pockets.
  • Quality  two tone gold plated nib
  • Skip resistant, very free flowing ink delivery.
  • Cap and barrel made in Far East
  • Hand finished in England
  • Sturdy clip, will grip even a shirt pocket.
  • Italic or conventional nib options (Note Broad and fine Italic is created from a medium nib blank and is marked 'M')
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • Medium italic 1.0 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.75 mm on the broad stroke. The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • Italic Oblique nib options. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Oblique standard. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • NEW! Option of 18k solid gold nib, medium non italic only.
  • Comes complete with branded Schmidt Euro converter (not an extra as with premium brands)
  • Takes standard Euro cartridges
  • Made to last for a lifetime, almost indestructable in normal use.
  • Engraving is not recommended.
  • If this model was made by a premier name it would be priced at £80
  • Over one thousand sold worldwide.
  • Click on 'More Images' below main image above.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

See the legions of testimonials to this classical writing instrument, you can see more on the pen enthusiasts website www.fountain pennetwork.com.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

 

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Fountain Pen Blue

Blue Edition

'The Parson's Essential' a truly classical fountain pen from Italix.

RRP £59. £42.95 inc.VAT

If you are looking for a quality fountain pen for yourself, a student son or daughter or a truly lasting gift for someone special, this the 'Parson's Essential' is the thoughtful choice. Truly classical in appearance with the style of the 1950's. An undeniable statement of the pen maker's art.

  • Polished Blue Marble Lacquer barrel and cap.  This is piano lacquer and makes this pen scratch resistant.
  • Brass liner for weight and durability, weighs 35g.
  • 12 cm long with cap off. 14 cm long with cap on. 16 cm with cap posted. 1.1 cm in diameter.
  • Screw cap for security, no more inky pockets.
  • Quality  two tone gold plated nib
  • Skip resistant, very free flowing ink delivery.
  • Cap and barrel made in Far East
  • Hand finished in England
  • Sturdy clip, will grip even a shirt pocket.
  • Italic or conventional nib options (Note Broad and fine Italic is created from a medium nib blank and is marked 'M')
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • Medium italic 1.0 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.75 mm on the broad stroke. The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • Italic Oblique nib options. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • Oblique standard. These are not always needed so please ask if you have doubts (01895 630361)
  • NEW! Option of 18k solid gold nib, medium non italic only.
  • Comes complete with branded Schmidt Euro converter (not an extra as with premium brands)
  • Takes standard Euro cartridges
  • Made to last for a lifetime, almost indestructable in normal use.
  • Engraving is not recommended. 
  • If this model was made by a premier name it would be priced at £80
  • Over one thousand sold worldwide.
  • Click on 'More Images' below main image above.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

See the legions of testimonials to this classical writing instrument, you can see more on the pen enthusiasts website www.fountain pennetwork.com.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Three

Trio of fountain pens, with nibs of your choice. Packed in a single gift case. £110 inc.VAT

  • Three Parsons at a discount price.
  • Choose nib type for each pen.
  • In quality trio gift case.
  • Engraving on black pen only.

Do not like our choice of colours? You can choose an alternative from our range, just complete the boxes above.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Nibs left or right handed?

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Ballpoint

 Not any ordinary ballpoint but the finest engineered ballpoint you will ever find at any price. £25.95 inc.VAT. Choose your refill from a choice of 22 different types.

  • Twist action with brass gearing.
  • Takes standard Parker, Faber or Pelikan refills, available everywhere
  • Takes Parker Gel refills or any G2 Compatible, we fit Schneider (German), note if out of stock will substitute another quality brand of refill.
  • Choose your refill from a selection of twenty two, fine to broad, standard ballpoint, rollerball type (Smooth) or gel.
  • Quality gift case
  • Matches the Parson's Essential fountain pen.

Italix is unique in giving you a choice of refill type for your Parson's ballpoint. In the drop down selection box the first nine are conventional quality long lasting ballpoint refills, in fine, medium or broad. The follow on four are gel refills, dense in colour smooth to use but not so long lasting as the conventional refill. The remaining Slider 755 are 'wet' refills of the rollerball type, again very smooth but not as long lasting as the conventional ballpoint type.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Price excludes VAT and delivery

Parson's Essential Ballpoint Burgundy

 Not any ordinary ballpoint but the finest engineered ballpoint you will ever find at any price. £25.95 inc.VAT

  • Twist action with brass gearing.
  • Takes standard Parker, Schneider, Faber or Pelikan refills, available everywhere
  • Takes Parker Gel refills or any G2 Compatible, we fit Schneider (German), note if out of stock will substitute another quality brand of refill.
  • Choose your refill from a selection of twenty two, fine to broad, standard ballpoint, rollerball type (Smooth) or gel.
  • Quality gift case
  • Matches the Parson's Essential fountain pen.

Italix is unique in giving you a choice of refill type for your Parson's ballpoint. In the drop down selection box the first nine are conventional quality long lasting ballpoint refills, in fine, medium or broad. The follow on four are gel refills, dense in colour smooth to use but not so long lasting as the conventional refill. The remaining Slider 755 are 'wet' refills of the rollerball type, again very smooth but not as long lasting as the conventional ballpoint type.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Price excludes VAT and delivery

The Parson's Essential Rollerball

 The Brand New Italix Parson's Essential Rollerball £29.95 inc.VAT

IMPORTANT : Engraving can have a gold fill or can be left without a fill. When there is no filling the engraving will be very subtle but can be seen clearly when the pen is turned to the light. Engraving without a fill is recommended as it retains the quality of the piano lacquer. The gold fill engraving is bolder but will not hold the gold appearance for very long and will quickly fade to the appearance of an engraving without a fill.

  • Takes standard Euro Rollerball Refill, produced by Faber Castell, Pelikan, Caran d'Ache and many others. Accepts Sheaffer slimline rollerball refills..
  • Screw cap with gold plated fittings.
  • Complete with gift box or Gift Case.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

Price excludes VAT and delivery

The Churchman's Prescriptor

Just £49 inc.VAT
A quality fountain pen finished in black lacquer with gold plated clip and cap band.

This model now comes with the options of Standard Fine (Non Italic) and Standard Broad (Non Italic). We also offer Medium Non Italic with solid 18K Gold nib for £197.80 inc.VAT

 IMPORTANT : Engraving can have a gold fill or can be left without a fill. When there is no filling the engraving will be very subtle but can be seen clearly when the pen is turned to the light. Engraving without a fill is recommended as it retains the quality of the piano lacquer. The gold fill engraving is bolder but will not hold the gold appearance for very long and will quickly fade to the appearance of an engraving without a fill.

  • A substantial pen, piano lacquer on brass base.
  • Weighs 45 g.
  • 15 cms long with cap posted, 12.5 cms long with cap off.
  • 1.5 cms diameter across widest point of the barrel.
  • Screw cap.
  • Italic or conventional nib options.
  • Medium italic 1.1 mm approx on the broad stroke, Broad italic 1.3mm approx on the broad stroke.  We now offer a fine italic at about 0.85 mm on the broad stroke. The Fine Italic is slightly cursive as it is cut at the tip of the pellet.
  • Cursive Stub Nibs, do not give such a pronounced italic effect but because the tip of the nib is rounded it is less likely to dig the paper.
  • We have now added 'Extra Fine' non italic option, this is a 25% reduction on the standard fine.
  • Takes standard euro cartridges or fill from a bottle with converter supplied.
  • Large plated two tone nib housed in short nib unit to enable grip on barrel section.
  • We can engrave a name or initials on the cap, lettering has a gold effect. Note this is not a deep engraving, the gold colour will fade but actual engraved letters are very durable.
  • We now offer up to three initials engraved on the gold button on the cap end, a charge of £10 plus VAT is made for this optional service.

Note: Nib choices, most people are content to use a standard medium or medium italic. Oblique nibs can be helpful when the writer needs a corrective slant to the nib tip. Be cautious when selected these adapted nibs, if you need advice just call us on 01895 630361, remember you have thirty days after purchase to exchange your nib. Please note the finer the italic the less obvious is the thick and thin line definition. Our fine italic only shows a marginal difference between the thick and thin strokes.

Leather Pen Case?

Bottle of Ink or refills?

Enhance your gift with an engraved plate on the gift case.

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Do I need an oblique nib?

Some people can find that an oblique nib can help the writing process. How do you know if you need an oblique?

When buying a pen from an expert, they will often ask to see you writing before offering advice as to a suitable nib choice. Many customers assume that they are looking at the actual writing and because of that assumption we are often sent writing samples, these are useless as they do not tell much about the grip used. This is how you can tell whether an oblique nib will assist you.

  • Write a line of script, watch the end of the pen (the opposite end to the nib), if using an italic and your down line is usually the thin line, then observe whether the end of the pen leans towards the writer, if yes, you need a left foot oblique. If the pen leans away from you, a right foot oblique.
  • If the thin line is your cross stroke, then if the tip leans to the right, you need a right foot oblique, if it leans to the left then a left foot oblique should be chosen.
  • Non italic oblique is more of a grey area, as a standard ball tip medium, broad or fine should accommodate most writers. However if the grip leans to the extreme, an oblique slant to the tip may assist.

Should an oblique be used in all cases shown above, the answer has to be no. Many people change their grip rather than making the pen adapt to their existing grip.

Italix brand pens have a thirty day nib exchange, so all is not lost if your initial choice proves incorrect.