Parker Pens Toronto
we acquired a Parker from Scriptus Pen Show that went 2-3 weeks ago. I left it at the tv show with Jeffry Fridfinnson along with his partner Erin, that has a table in the tv show attempting to sell restored classic pencils. Jeffry fixed it up to go back to united states, which is why there’s been these types of a gap between your program and this post.
We’re pretty happy to suggest Jeffry when people stop by our shop with classic pens to obtain fixed. Jeffry & Erin reside in Cabbagetown, that is a stone’s throw from us in Leslieville, his rates and work tend to be reliable, and advantage, we kind of exactly like him and Erin both 🙂 Plus, Jon is always admiring Jeffry’s moustache.
In fact, we first found Jeffry through his father-in-law, Erin’s father, back when we had been at 906 Dundas western. Glenn must be certainly one of my favourite customers, while he lives out in Winnipeg, so we just see him when in a blue moon. Glenn sort of has actually a gruff exterior, so when he first said he had been getting some pens to deliver to their son-in-law, I became over delighted to take part in the thing I thought ended up being some of those rites-of-passage-trials-by-fire for a son-in-law wanting to meet with the approval associated with the new dad. “Son-in-law must now imagine to use water fountain pens constantly in order to ‘share’ hobby” type thing.
But in fact, Glenn is actually a huge softie in your mind, a heap of mush. Actually, he when pulled aside a pen for me personally to create with this had Iroshizuku Kosu-Mosu, a pink ink, with it.
Therefore turns out, Jeffry is clearly an actual pen man!
That is perfect, given that it implied he might take a good look at this Parker Lucky Curve for me personally.
In the pen show, Jon and I also have been making the rounds, nonetheless it was busy and crowded in the greatest method, so we had however to locate a pen that was calling out to myself. Finally, in a desperate make an effort to get a hold of a pen therefore I wouldn’t have to keep the pen show empty-handed and broken-hearted, we were able to find a table of classic pencils in a large part that has beenn’t also crowded, so we took a look around.
Of all the pencils, it was the sole pen that i must say i liked the appearance of, but once you understand absolutely nothing about the vintage Parkers, I became mainly purchasing it because I liked exactly how it seemed. I have constantly liked the design of the Parker Duofold, but I’m not really one for big pens, so this ended up being a pleasant, smaller-version from it, with a few great blue-cream-grey striations across the barrel and cap, its ‘True Blue’ flavour.
It’s an option filler, therefore you unscrew the rear of the pen to eliminate the cap, therefore push on “button” to compress and launch the sac inside, filling the sac with ink. In the place of a Vacumatic, in which you pull-out the compressor and press it back, with this pen whenever you push on down on the option, it pushes on a side club that compresses the sac over the period of the barrel. The sac really holds a reasonably substantial level of ink.
The best part of this pen is that it's built in Toronto! I do believe once I saw the inscription on pen, i simply needed it. I didn’t grow up in Toronto, nonetheless it’s my home today, and achieving a pen made the following is only perfect. I have since discovered that the fortunate Curve ended up being built in the 1920s, from the success of the Duofold, even though it it self had not been nearly so effective.
Jon performed some half-hearted haggling and got the price lowered a notch, but of course, we however performedn’t know what we had been getting ourselves into. Jon gave me his patent eyeball-to-eyeball appearance and said, “i am hoping you actually like this one, Liz…”
We left the pen with Jeffry, and I also believe we meant to say something such as “take time along with it, no rush!” nonetheless it might have come out like “i want this pen urgently, kindly bump off everybody else on your own record.”
Jeffry said however take a look at the insides, buff up the human body, tune up the nib, etc. I becamen’t yes that which was or wasn’t incorrect utilizing the pen, so Jeffry fundamentally said however simply take an excellent look and merely fix-it all up for people.
At long last got the pen right back the other day, and I had been anticipating my stunning pen to create with a simple fine-medium range, maybe just a bit smoother than as soon as we had attempted it out in the pen program. At the program, it had been a bit harsh, and I also could start to see the tines had been misaligned, but I wasn’t thinking way too much above that.
To my excitement and pleasure, take a look at what Jeffry has actually coaxed this nib into!
A beautiful, vintage pen! With a flex nib! It’s flexy, but’s perhaps not super flexy. I don’t realize i'd describe this as a wet noodle. I do believe the term ‘wet noodle’ is a fairly subjective term whatever the case, however it’s not really the softest or perhaps the widest flex nib among classic flex, and undoubtedly with an excessive amount of stress discover a risk of springing the nib (whenever tines are completely flexed out and don’t return to the center once more).
It’s a tremendously damp pen, therefore the circulation keeps up with the flexing no issue.
Here’s several shots without flexing.
The ink is Sailor Jentle Blue-black. This ink does not get a lot of interest, but it really provides Iroshizuku Shin Kai a run for the money. The sheen! This ink in addition shades very well, even though this pen is on wet side, and that means you don’t see the maximum amount of shading.