The Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

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

RRP £59. £55.00 inc.VAT.

Choose only a single nib option to go with your pen

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  (out of stock)
  • 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.
  • 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 indestructible 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.
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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

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