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Pen of choice for today

Posted: 28 September, 2009 in Pen & Paper
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The Parker 45 Coronet.

This pen has not seen any action for the past month, if I recall correctly. Since today is the first official working day after the Eid’ one week holiday, I pick out this pen as part ot today’s working arsenal.

And the ink of choice for the pen this time around is the Sailor Red Brown. Really complimenting the colour of the pen itself.


Inspired by the blog post and photos of inkyjournal’s White Lamy Safari fountain pen, I thought I’d show off one of my favourite pens … A 1969 Parker 45.


I bought the 45 off ebay and paid $8.00 for it. The good part about the purchase was that the pen came with the original box, complete with the instruction manual. On the manual there was this fine print “1969” making me to believe that this pen was produced in that year. The pen is fitted with an extra fine nib point. There’s an “X’ mark at the bottom rear of the nib collar. The extra fine is just right for me … not too fine … not too thick. It’s just right. (Goldilocks, don’t sue me :D)

The Parker 45 is loaded with a custom mix green ink. A 2:1 mixture of Pelikan Brilliant Black and Pelikan Green. The colour is a dark shade of green almost like the Private Reserve Sherwood Green. I’ve been using this ink mix for this pen for a couple of years now.



These photos were taken with my Nokia E71 … Not as sharp as I would like it to be.

I have another Parker 45 fountain pen. It’s an early 70’s Matte Red Parker 45 Coronet. I’ll write and post a few photos of the pen some other time.

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I have white Lamay Safari as well … In fact I have both the Black and White Summer 2007 Limited Edition. And I like them both.

I have the black filled with Pelikan Black for ‘official’ use, and the white is loaded with Private Reserve Fiesta Red. That’s for my moleskine journal.

I like how inkyjournal place the pen on flower bushes and a couple of blossoms to accentuate the photograph, making the pen look more classy than it really is …

from inkyjournal;

Review Lamy Safari White (limited edition)

via Inkyjournal – reviews of ink, fountain pens, notebooks, moleskine on 8/27/09

In my search for all the Lamy Safari’s Limited Editions I like, this white one, was one of the last pen’s I wanted besides the Lamy Safari Lime. I bought this pen at Writer’s Bloc. The pen was shipped fast (with some Rhodia stuff I also ordered). The pen came without converter. That was a little bummer because Pen Gallery put those things in the box also. But my daughter had a spare one left, wich I was allowed to use.
Lamy Safari White LE

Reviews on Lamy Safari are online available just google it. I wanted you to show the beauty of this pen. You can also read my review on the Lamy Safari Pink and Orange.

This pen did not come in a cardboard box but in a plastic one. Also a nice box I think that suites this pen very well.
Lamy Safari White LE
Lamy Safari White LE

My pen has a fine nib that writes great. I filled this pen with Aurora Blue. The nib makes the ink swing on the paper.
Lamy Safari White LE

This cap has a crosshairknob at the top. The Orange and the Pink one don’t have that. So they must have changed the model a little bit.
Lamy Safari White LE

Lamy has a great winner with the Safari-line. The company is good enough to exploit the Safari long years ahead. But it is a great design. Many say it is the best pen under the $ 100,=
Lamy Safari White LE

Lamy is an independent family-owned enterprise which was established in 1930 by C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The LAMY brand has existed since 1952 and proved its innovative prowess in the very first year with the completely novel LAMY 27 fountain pen series. And in 1966 the distinctive style of Lamy Design was born with the LAMY 2000.


It was not the first time that this had happened to me. Someone asked me what was I doing during a meeting last Saturday.

A gentleman next to me tapped on my shoulders and asked me what was I doodling while an executive was giving a presentation.

“Taking notes”, I replied.

“Notes …” he said “I am sure you were drawing or sketching something of sorts.”

“I was taking notes”, he added, while showing a piece of paper with some words scribbled on it.

“Okay, I was taking notes … and doodling at the same time”, I admitted to him, and showed him my note book.

The last response I got from him was a small nod and “Ooo .. I see”.

I have a short attention span, especially listening to something new and something I don’t really have interest in. In this case, I am not interested in the topic, but needed to jot down some important points for work purposes and reference. When it’s not interesting to me, facts, figures and procedures usually won’t stick in the glob of white mass between my ears. I hear, but I was not really listening … so, I take notes to remember.

But sometimes, my mind still wanders around and I’ll be thingking of a different thing altogether. I usually doodle or draw what is related to the topic at hand so that it keeps my mind attached to the topic and catch important items put forth in the meeting or briefing.


This is a page out of my moleskine with scribbles of notes and doodles I scribbled during that meeting on Saturday that attracted one man’s attention.

What do you think?

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I had to go to office this morning …. yeah, on a Sunday!

I was supposed to meet someone but he was late. While waiting, I took some photos of another one of my pen …. a LABAN, Ring Collection.

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Daddy dearest handed down to me two of his Parkers he found while doing his Spring (it's almost autumn now ) cleaning. After a 2 day internet search I found out the two Parkers to be …
Parker 45 Coronet (metallic red/burgundy barrel)
Parker 180 or Ms. Parker (Gold plated)
**links above go to images on

He, (my dad), remembered the 45 was a gift in 1970. And he received the
Ms. Parker, also as a gift when he was transferred from Kelantan to
Sarawak in 1980.

The dates checked out when I referred to this site These are 2 oldest pen I have, currently.

Both pens were clogged up with dried ink. The Parker 45 was quite easy
to clean. I just unscrew the nib, immerse the nib and the nib section
in the ultrasonic cleaner for a few minutes. A few hours later I was
using the pen already. The pen has been my daily writer for a couple of
days now, filled with Pelikan Brilliant Brown, and I liiiikeee it!!!!

Ms. Parker is giving me a little bit of a problem. I can't remove the
nib so I put the whole nib section in the ultrasonic cleaner. This pen
got the same treatment as the 45 but I can't get the parker 108 to
write as good as the 45. The nib is still good and smooth, just that
the ink skips intermittently … like the ink flow is blocked or
something. Maybe I'll try another cycle of ultrasonic cleaner with a
few drops of dish detergent ….

Some pix …

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I let these 2 images do the talking first ….


After taking a 15 minutes "bath" …..

I can still make out the words made by the Pelikan Brilliant Black, and
maybe a little of the PR Tanzanite. The other 2 colours were almost
completely washed out.

The Hero ink did not wash out much …. I was impressed, and glad with
this discovery (I wanted to get the bulletproof noodlers but the
shipping cost made me use the cheaper inks available here in KL).
Perhaps I don't need the bulletproof Noodler's after all … hehehehe

Yeah right!

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