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PARKER IM Fountain Pen, Black, Fine Nib with Blue Ink Refill (1931644) $38.95 + Del. ($0 with Prime over $49) @ Amazon UK via AU

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At once smart, polished and professional, the PARKER IM Fountain Pen is an ideal partner with unlimited potential. The sleek tapered shape pairs seamlessly with innovative designs to make a striking statement. Crafted with an intense black lacquer body accented in striking chrome trim, this PARKER pen makes a memorable gift. The nib is made from durable stainless steel and shaped to provide the optimal writing angle. For use with QUINK ink cartridges or convertible to ink bottle filling. Every detail is refined to deliver a writing experience that is at once dependable and faithful to over 125 years of PARKER brand heritage.
Features & details
Smart, polished and established designs meet a modern, tapered silhouette
Glossy black lacquer finish complemented by eye-catching chrome trim and the signature PARKER arrow clip
Durable stainless steel fine nib delivers a writing experience that’s both reliable and personal
A comfortable and ergonomic shape is paired with superior PARKER craftsmanship to evoke the brand’s rich heritage
An affordable yet sophisticated gift, your fountain pen is presented in a PARKER gift box with a long blue QUINK ink cartridge
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  • Are fancy pens even a thing in 2020?

    • I love using mine when I go to the meetings and take notes. Looks much better and sleeker than those throwaway pens that we have in the stationary cabinet.

      • Looks much better

        So it's all about others perception. I guess they are still relevant then.

        • I love the feel of cool ink from a leaking fountain pen soaking through my shirt pocket, as I sit back relaxing to the sound of pops from my turntable…. oh, hang on. Nope. Don't miss it at all. ;-)

          Seriously, if you do still write on paper then it is easier to write with a good fountain pen than most roller ball type pens. It is a skill though, and ideally using cursive (flowing 'joined together') writing. So yes, it's still out there but yes is also very much getting rarer.

        • Looks and "feels" much better. Couldn't care much about "other's" perception but it's more about how I feel using a pen. I still like writing on a piece of paper with a nice pen rather than taking my laptop everywhere to type notes.

        • yes other wise you look like casual staff from the agency.

    • Yes. I confess to having several 'fancy' pens and I don't give a damn what others think about them. I like them because they write nicely and I feel a good quality fountain pen helps me to improve my writing, due to the way I need to hold them and not rush like I tend to do with a ballpoint. I have everything from a vintage 1940's Parker 51 Vacumatic to a couple of modern Lamy Safaris, and I also like how they all have their own moods and quirks. It's very much a personal thing. Some folks are happy with a disposable ballpoint, others prefer something different.

      • Cool. I just rarely see people using pens anymore.

      • Parkers can't really be considered a fancy pen and is very entry level. You need at the least a Mont Blanc to make the cut. Montegrappa is also very popular among collectors.

    • I use them simply as an ideal partner with unlimited potential. For me it's personal, the sleek tapered shape pairs seamlessly with innovative designs to make a striking statement.

    • Fountain pens and mechanical watches have become the "in" collectibles.

      I've tried fountain pens but have gone back to ball pens. Parker is reliable & Waterman make a nice upmarket pen.

      Pelikan is a good brand too.

      Pens with lacquer are a hot selling item too.

  • I've got one of these and it's a nice shape with a bit of weight in the barrel. I tend to write with the cap unposted because IMO it's a little too heavy when posted. Judging from some of the reviews the feed can be a little dodgy so will likely need some TLC before use*. I was disappointed to see they don't include a converter with it any more, so if you want to dip into the ink scene (pun definitely intended!) then include one of those with your order, too. There's a syringe-style or a screw plunger style which seem to be close to the same price. The former is the one they used to include with the pens, but I feel the latter is better converter.

    We have a couple of excellent ink makers right here in Australia, Van Deimen's Inks and Robert Oster Australia, and both of them make very good quality product. Check them out and support local!

    *When fountain pens are manufactured there's usually a light oil used in the process and this can remain in the feed or on the nib. Fountain pen inks are water-based, and since water and oil don't mix this can lead to feeding issues. A good idea is to flush the pen with a weak solution of lukewarm water and ordinary dish soap (only needs a couple of drops into a glass full). This is much easier if you have a converter as well, just draw in the soapy water and expel it several times, then rinse thoroughly with clean water. If you want to use it immediately then loosely wrap the gripping section in some kitchen paper and shake it vigorously with the nib facing outward to help remove remaining water. If you're patient, just lean the section on a vertical surface facing downwards with the nib standing standing on the kitchen paper and the gravity will draw all the water out in about a 1/2 hr or so. When using bottled inks it's also a good idea to flush the pen between colour changes (not necessary if you're using the same ink) because the compounds they use to create the colours can vary quite a bit in pH; some inks are slightly acidic whereas others might be highly alkaline. Mixing them is not a good idea so it's safest to flush to avoid damage.

    • can you suggest some cheaper ones please ? just normal writing

      • If you're just starting out with fountain pens and you're an Ozbargainer, the Chinese brand Jinhao makes tons of models that can be bought dirt cheap on AliExpress or eBay.
        I'd suggest a Jinhao X450 if you want a heavy thick pen or a 601 if you prefer something slimmer. They all take the standard international ink cartridges. Depending on the seller, they might also come with a converter for bottled ink.

      • If you're worried that a Chinese pen might be made with slave-labour, David Jones has a sale:
        Parker (UK) Jotter for $20 https://www.davidjones.com/Product/22039490/Jotter-Kensingto...
        Lamy (Germany) Safari for $30 https://www.davidjones.com//20296596/Safari-FP-M.html

        • ordering uber eats and having people without permanent residency and so can't get welfare benefits in australia deliver my food cheap has set the baseline.

          Does anybody tip uber eats delivery people or you'd rather keep the money ?

      • If all you want is 'cheap' then check out the Pilot V-Pen disposable, which kind of flies in the face of the whole 'fancy refillable pen' idea but they're actually reasonably capable writers; I find they can be a quite scratchy until you get used to them, so YMMV. (Fun fact: the V-Pen can be refilled if you're careful. It's great if you get into making your own ink or mixing ink recipes, because you're not potentially filling an expensive pen with something that may end up eating it from the inside out.)

        If you want something that looks nicer but is still cheap then hit up eBay where you'll find all manner of knock-offs of Lamy and Parker pens for less than $10. Having said that, quality will be hit & miss so you may end up with a bad experience if you get a crap writer. If you want to go down that path then I'd suggest looking for the Hero brand, which is made in China but has a reasonable reputation for making OK quality when you spend a bit more (e.g. $20 or so).

        Surprisingly, Officeworks has a Faber-Castell for $13.60, a Pilot for $19.20, an Online for $27.74 (yes, the brand name is 'Online'), and a Parker Jotter for $29.95. While none of these are brilliant they are all solid brands and will give you a good idea of what a fountain pen will feel like. They're all stainless steel nibs so will be firm and possibly start out scratchy, but with use will start to feel a lot smoother. A good idea is to get a brown paper bag and draw endless figure-8 loops all over it; by the time you've done both sides the rougher paper of the bag will have helped to smooth off any microscopic imperfections.

        Anyway, I hope that helps. There's a whole world of pens and ink once you get into it. And, yes, there is a big difference between a cheap pen and an expensive one, especially when you start comparing the different nibs and materials used to make them. Send me a PM if you're interested.

      • +1 vote

        Pilot metropolitan is another well-reviewed and reliable entry level pen that you may like, usually ~$30-40

        https://www.amazon.com.au/PILOT-Fountain-Charcoal-91492-Crim...

  • Sorry to say but what's the fun to get it delivered from UK when you can find lesser price from Amazon Au parker store with free delivery
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Parker-Brushed-Metal-Gold-Fountain...

    Also
    PARKER IM Fountain Pen, Brushed Metal, Medium Nib with Blue Ink Refill (1975549)
    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LYP5XO1/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp...

    • Good point, but the one you linked to is slightly more expensive - it's showing as nearly $43.58 for me. The only one I can see that's close to the OP's price is the Light Blue Grey trim at $38.51.

      • but you are not considering delivery cost in total it is cheaper and this one from Parker Au store and will reach faster

  • Writing with fountain pen is a Meditation itself.

  • Better options for writing: TWSBI Eco, PILOT Metro, LAMY whatever. If you just want to impress a client get a jinhao 159 instead of a tupperware parker… .02

  • I use one of my KAWECO Sport's for one week and one of my LAMY's for the next. All with different colours of ink.
    To sign official documents I use a Parker goldplated one which my wife gave me more than 30 years ago.