Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen
Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

Brass Lining, Piano-Lacquer Finish

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. The cap also features a sturdy pocket clip and a Celtic pattern on the cap band. 

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of barrel color (Amber, Black, Blue, Burgundy, Canary Yellow, Clerical Purple, or Green), as well as your choice of nib size (see list in "Nib Sizes" section below). This drop has limited quantities available. 

Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen
Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen
Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

Writing Experience & Nib Options

Plated in gold, the two-tone German-made nib is adjusted, reground, adapted, polished, and dry-tested by Italix in England. It offers a wet, skip-resistant writing experience, and it comes in a variety of options. In addition to fine, medium, and broad nibs, the company offers italic, cursive stub, oblique, and italic oblique nibs. And for those in search of more line variation, the 18-karat gold nib delivers a bit of springy flex.

Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen
Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen
Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen
Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

Nib Sizes

  • Standard: Fine, Medium, or Broad
  • Italic: Fine (0.85 mm on broad stroke), Medium (1 mm on broad stroke), or Broad (1.3 mm on broad stroke)
  • Cursive Stub: Fine, Medium, or Broad
  • Italic Oblique, Right-Handed: Medium or Broad
  • Italic Oblique (Reverse), Left-Handed: Medium or Broad
  • Non-Italic Oblique, Right-Handed: Medium or Broad
  • Non-Italic Oblique (Reverse), Left-Handed: Medium or Broad
  • 18K Gold, Non-Italic: Medium (+ $55)

Note: If you search online, you may find conflicting descriptions about these nib types. Some of these are based on a misunderstanding, because the nib in such cases is being viewed from the back. We show the nib from the front. If you look at the back of the nib where the feed is, a left oblique will slant downwards from left to right, as is meant for right-handed people, while the right oblique will slant downwards from right to left, and is meant for left-handed people.

Italix Parson's Essential Fountain Pen

Specs

  • Italix
  • Schmidt converter or standard cartridge
  • Nib: Gold-plated, German-made, two-tone
  • Brass lining
  • Diameter: 0.4 in (1.1 cm)
  • Length, capped: 5.5 in (14 cm)
  • Length, uncapped: 4.7 in (12 cm)
  • Length, posted: 6.3 in (16 cm)
  • Weight: 1.2 oz (35 g)

Included

  • Gift box
  • Converter

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 16, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.