I’ll be uploading about 20 pens to the sales website today, many boxed Conway Stewarts among them and quite a few flexible nibs too! Keep an eye on the site as they’ll be popping up within the hour.
I had an email from Peter Ford of the mrpen website. I had said that I believed the Parson Italix pens to be Chinese. He informed me that they are, in fact, made in a workshop in Crewe. I’ll add that as an edit to the original blog post. It’s one of those occasions when I’m delighted to be proved wrong – it’s a very good thing that we’re making these excellent pens in this country and it makes me appreciate my pen even more.
I’ve been using it quite a lot – that’s how good it is – and I’ve revised my earlier opinion. It is too heavy for long periods of writing in the posted position. Without the cap it’s fine, but I could feel the strain building up in my thumb and wrist from the leverage of the heavy cap. I always write with my pens posted but this will have to be the exception. It feels a little funny but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.