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New Pen: Parker 25, Broad

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I traded off one of my Kaweco Sport pens for this Parker 25 with a broad nib. Parker pens are pretty interesting for me, and I’m happy that I got one in exchange for a pen that hardly ever gets any use. I prefer the heavier Kaweco ALSport to the plastic Sport or Classic pens. At least now that I’ve traded it, I have another pen to add to my growing Parker pen collection.

Review coming soon. 🙂

My Quiver, So Far

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L to R: Frontier (F), Sonnet (M), 45 (F), 45 Harlequin ballpoint pen, 51 (F)

So far, I am enjoying collecting Parker pens and learning about them. The entry-level pens are quite affordable and are, at the same time, really good writers. I didn’t include my jotters, I didn’t want to dig them out for the photo. 🙂 Hopefully I can get more vintage Parkers with medium nibs, someday.

Review: Parker Frontier, Fine

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I got this package in the mail yesterday. I love how my husband puts my packages beside our bed so that when I wake up, it’s like waking up to a surprise. Haha. Anyway, the package contained a Parker Frontier in matte black, with a fine nib, and a small bottle of Parker Quink.

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As I mentioned in my last entries, It looked really similar to my Parker Sonnet, like a diet or trimmed-down version of it. However, this pen is lighter, simpler, and less sophisticated. This isn’t to say that it’s a bad pen. I actually think it’s a pretty good pen for its price point. This particular pen was manufactured in the third quarter of 1993, although the line itself was discontinued in 2012, which is just two years ago.  Continue reading “Review: Parker Frontier, Fine”

Comparison: Parker Sonnet and Parker Frontier

I got a matte black Parker Frontier in the mail this morning and I can’t help but feel a distinct sense of deja vu when I saw it. It kind of reminded me of the Parker Sonnet I got a few weeks back. So I decided to take side by side photos of the pens to check out their similarities and differences.

Note: Pardon the oily finger prints on the barrel, I was snacking on some cheese when I took these photos, haha.

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Parker Sonnet’s at the top of the photo and the Frontier is at the bottom. Eeeeh, sorry for the greasy fingerprints. 🙁 Anyway, They’re about the same length, I would say. The Sonnet is a lot more svelte, though. it also has an almost uniform width around the entire barrel. The Frontier, on the other hand, looks to be a bit chubbier and has a slight bulge around the middle of the barrel. The trims are also wider and more obvious with the Sonnet.

When you hold them, the Sonnet feels heavier and more substantial. It’s really better-balanced than the Frontier. The Sonnet also posts, while the Frontier doesn’t.

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The caps look similar, though I prefer the clip holder design of the Frontier over the Sonnet.  Continue reading “Comparison: Parker Sonnet and Parker Frontier”

New Pen: Parker Frontier, Fine

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I got this in the mail this morning (it came with the bottle of Quink). Another Parker pen from a fellow pen collector. My first impression of this pen is that I love how it looks. It looks kinda similar to my Sonnet except it is slightly fatter around the middle.

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I’ve only begun my collection so I’m trying to feel my way around the different  brands that I like and I have to admit that Parker is really growing on me. I got this pen for a really, really low price (low even by eBay standards), but it writes so well! All my Parker pens have just been such solid writers. I’m hoping to make my way to vintage Parkers someday, though I’m also finding myself drawn towards vintage Watermans (Watermen? Waterpeople?).

Anyway, I’ll review this pen soon. I’m off to take it for a spin on my journals today. ^_^