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I really like the looks of Parker Vector fountain pens. They are very austere looking and (the older models) are very well built. The nib is more than plain (that's positivewink) and the clip design is great.

But I always have issue's with the metal grip; it is too small and too slipepry IMHO.

What are your thoughts?

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The Vector, Rialto and Vendome 88 are all prety much the same pen, each wearing a slightly fancier dress than the one before it. All are rock solid pens & each a good value & great writers.

IMHO, if you like the Vector, but have an issue with the section, step up to a Rialto or V-88.

Hit ebay and you'll find the Rialto's going for $50-90 which is total BS.
I spotted this one with a GREAT BIN. Dont know the seller but the price is definitely right.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PARKER-RIALTO-BLACK-MATTE-FOUNTAIN-PEN-IN-BOX_W0QQitemZ260401034937QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca11c76b9



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I also owned 88's and Rialto's, but the section is as slim as on the Vector. The 88 is more simple than the Rialto; this later pen has some decoration on the nibno

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you cant do much about the section, but dropping a plain vector nib in a rialto or 88 is an easy swap.

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I like the Vector esthetically, but it's just too slim for extended writing with my big hands. I swapped the F nib and feed for the M nib and feed from a Reflex and am a bit happier with both pens.

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You should try the Parker Profile then. Has the same "feel" of the Vector (unfortunately even the drawbacks, like the poor assembly and the "I hope I'll be lucky" nib) but in a bigger body. 

Ok, another thing that is not going to change is the metal section. But at least it has a wider girth.


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That's what the old Reflex is for.

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Bu the Reflex has a very prominent rubberized grip, which is not everyone's taste.
BTW, It lookes like a sexual device you can buy in those shady storesbiggrin

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Lets hear it for the shady shops..


Er h I mean...Those places are bad. mmmm-kay.

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Less is More wrote:

Bu the Reflex has a very prominent rubberized grip, which is not everyone's taste.
BTW, It lookes like a sexual device you can buy in those shady storesbiggrin



But better than the rubberized bit on a Sheaffer Viewpoint; that thing literally stinks!

And I have seen quite a few pens that fit *that* description rather better than a Reflex. <G>

 



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Thursday 5th of November 2009 05:30:56 PM

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Good solid everyday workhorse pens.

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