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Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

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Product Description
Made in Asia and hand-finished in England, the Parson’s Essential fountain pen is highly resistant to scratching, thanks to the piano-lacquer finish applied to its barrel. It’s lined with brass for added weight and durability, and fitted with a screw-on cap that can be posted snugly without affecting the pen’s balance Read More

Customer Reviews

(29 reviews)
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I bought this as one of my first adventures beyond F, M, B, stub. I found I don't really like oblique nibs, and now tend to favor cursive italic nibs.
Oct 27, 2020
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these turned out to be great writers
smooth and seen to be well made and a very nice price
Recommends this product? Yes
May 25, 2019
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Heavy, deep-green, looks good. Very fine M nib. My favourite i low-price pens.
Aug 8, 2019
juhrekstill my favourite
May 23, 2019
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The pen body, look, and feel are great but the nib has been terrible. I got an oblique nib and if I leave the pen capped for a full day then it’s completely dried out. I have to actually actuate the piston to get it writing again and the it immediately begins to run dry. Without the nib issues I would give this 6 stars but with them the pen is much less than I would have hoped.
Jun 11, 2021
dgibsonI had issues with mine. I had someone look at the nib who said it was fine. They suggested trying a wet ink. I used a De Atramentis ink, and it wrote well. I have KWZ Honey in it, and it writes well.
Nov 30, 2018
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I bought 4 of these, with different nibs and colors from the last drop. All recieved in perfect conditions. Smooth writing, a little bit heavier but prettier than I expected,
Nov 30, 2018
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Gold nib. This is now my favourite pen. A great weight, and it feels lovely in the hand. Better than injection-molded bodies. Even the converter feels better than most. Coupled with Pelikan ink, it's hard to remember a better writing experience. Doesn't help with spelling though. So there's that.
Nov 30, 2018
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italic nib. It puts down a fairly wet line. I am enjoying it.
Oct 11, 2018
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Got it in yellow with gold nib, it's one of the smoothest nibs I have tried. Solid and impactful feeling pen.
Sep 17, 2018
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I have to base the 1 star solely on the fact that my nib was unusable. I bought with the fine italic nib, after having a discussion with the guys at Italix online who said that it would be a smooth pen. For an italic. The pen came, and it dug like a razor blade into the paper. I couldn't write in almost any angle without it digging deep into the paper. I lowered the tip of the pen, to have a more forgiving angle, adjusted the tines ever so slightly and then, as nothing worked, I did some micro mesh - and it still writes like having a razor-blade dipped in ink. I have other stubs and italic nibs at home, and while some others are a bit scratchy - this one is by far the worst, making the dip pen nibs I have feel smooth and nice in comparison. :( There was no help to be gotten, and a spare nib costs as much as the pen - and basically - while the pen is an ok sturdy metal body with plastic grip section in a rather classic cigar-shape, you can get a a handful of Jinhao's for the same price, and a few real nibs and build better pens with. . To take contact with Italix directly, I guess I would have had the pen been more expansive to be worth the extra charge of sending it to them for a tune up. This pen is a waste of money or holder for a 'standard' nib unit size 5. Though, you might get better pens for that prize.
May 7, 2019
Thanks for the tips. Many good tips and tricks that I will look into. For me I think stubs might be the solution. Right now I have a beautiful Jowo 1.1 nib that I like. I wanted an italic to test, but this was really bad even for an italic pen. At least in my opinion.
Jun 13, 2020
F00lw0lfF00lw0lf, I've been writing with Italics for 50 years, I always expected there'd be a learning curve, the positioning of the nib in the hand has to be within a very small tolerance of "perfect" but what you get in return is delicious wide descenders, hairline horizontals, and a gorgeous look that will get your handwriting noticed. I had horrible writing thaI myself could not even read, it was due to a physical deformity, but I reasoned that if the monks in the middle ages could write Italic script all day, I could at least make mine readable. it worked - the Italic nib forces to you to write in a certain way, only that way otherwise, you'll tear the paper. See
Sep 16, 2018
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This is an exceptional pen. It’s a steel nib, but you will not find a better nib anywhere. I love this pen.
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