Parker Fountain Pens

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I have always been a fan of fountain pens since I was kid. They hearken back to a time in our past when men wrote documents by candle light and life was just a little less crazy and faced paced, a quieter simpler time that we have forgotten. However, it is possible to recapture a little bit of that time once again with this special pen. The Parker 45 fountain pen embodies style grace and durability all in a nice compact package. How the pen got its name is very interesting. It is actually names after the famous Colt 45 revolver, the gun the tamed the old American west. A brilliant designer by the name of Don Doman designed the pen. 

The design of the cartridge was so innovative and original it has not been changed in decades. The Parker 45 is truly a case of, “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it.”  When Don first designed and tested the re-filler system it was a smash success with distributors and customers alike. Companies all over the world could not wait to get their hands on it. The first models of the Parker 45 had both a plastic and metal types. Both sold equally well with companies and consumers. Inspired by the initial sales and success of the pen, several different models were then put into production. With varying designs and colors.

Some models even included gold plating. Don Doman new that true perfection and beauty is timeless, and this was his feeling on the Parker 45 Fountain Pen collection. Mr. Dorman released the pen back in nineteen sixties and fortunately the general look, design and feel of the pen stayed unchanged for the past fifty years. The brand new models of the twenty first century do have a couple of minor changes. The creators decided to ad a nice arrowed type feathered clip. Probably the biggest single design change of the pen was an addition of a black crowned jewel.

Only the brand new model Parker 45’s have this on the pen. There also was some upgrading in the cap design, using more efficient and modern day materials. This causes the pen to feel a tad bit lighter then the originals. But the general design and functionality are all still the same. When you hold a Parker 45, even one designed today people know it. As far as color goes the Parker comes in any color you want, as long as it is black. All joking aside there is some talk that the company will start creating other colors designs for the pen. So I’m definitely looking forward to that.

The pen’s nib is truly exceptional. Being that it is a fountain pen, if it were any other designer it would have tendency to create blotches with too much ink, but not the Parker 45. Even with a modern design of the nib the pen is as smooth as the original from fifty years ago. So if you are looking for that pen that truly shows you have class and poise, then please do not hesitate to check out the one of a kind Parker 45 fountain pen, and enjoy the class that comes with a perfectly crafted writing instrument.

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Lex Alwyn has been a fan of Parker Fountain Pens and memorabilia for years. His website at Parker Fountain Pens provides a breakdown of his favorite pens like the Parker Sonnet He update the site often so check in.

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This article was published on 2012/02/14