Guest post: Comparison of 3 Parker Vectors

So, the Parker Vector has been around for a long time. A long-lived pen. But did they remain the same throughout the years? We shall see: We compare vectors made from the USA, UK and France. Presumably, the American Vector is likely the first and oldest batch, the UK version the intermediate batch and the French one the last and newest batch. First the overall look from bottom to top: USA, UK and France, in this order. Nothing seems much different. Differences starts to appear.…

Parker Sonnet (Ciselé Sterling Silver) fountain pen with gold trims

I don’t use Parker pens very often, and I guess the pen that I’m going to talk about today is one of the rare Parker pens that I have. It was a gift! An ex-colleague was quite a little into fountain pens and Aurora inks, and this is one the prized fountain pens that he owned. One day, he thought that he was absolutely too busy to play around with fountain pens and to keep them well-maintained, that when he…

Top 10 Bestselling fountain pens on Amazon (Oct 2014)

If you’re like me, you probably love online shopping on places like Amazon.com. Have you ever wondered which fountain pens are the bestselling fountain pens on Amazon? Here I put together a list of the top 10, and I’m happy to know that I have already got reviews of some of them! Top 10 bestselling fountain pens on Amazon 10. Lamy AL-Star I have the review of the AL-Star right here, and it’s being compared with the Lamy Vista fountain…

My top 10 pens of 2012

Hello there, dear readers. Busy as I am, I have managed to squeeze time on the eve of New Year’s to scribble a final blog post of the year. And what could be more fitting than a summary of my best pens of the year! Upon updating my pen list a few days ago, I have realised that 2/3 of my pens have been acquired this year. That is to say, my pen population had seen an increase of about…

Does this filling mechanism exist?

Yesterday was Friday the 13th – a day which is to some people unlucky, to others lucky, and to some more others, just another day. I had thought I would fall into the “just another day” category, when I received a tweet from @PilotPenUSA that I had won their Twitter contest, and I would receive a Pilot Pen Pack from them! I still don’t know what’s inside the pen pack, though, but I’ll blog it out when I receive the…

Parker Urban fountain pen

I hereby announce an excellent pen I have finally decided to unbox and try out: *drumroll* All hail the Parker Urban fountain pen, complete with muted lacquered black finish and gold plated trimmings! Such a beautiful pen was a gift from Mum for my birthday this year. I am only reviewing it now because I had wanted it to be only a display pen instead of contaminating the insides with ink. But curiosity got the better of me and I…