Dad's Pen - The Parker Jotter
Invented in 1954, and perfected in 1957, this iconic pen has a textured tungsten ball bearing to deliver ink without skipping. The Jotter has become the de-facto standard by which all ball pens are measured. This was my dad's pen. He was an aesthete who favored sensible things that work well. This pen hits all those notes.
- Stainless steel body
- A retro sized 5 inches long
- Black medium point. Exceptionally smooth and consistent writing.
- Retractible with a hardy, satisfying click.
- Made in France
Thoughtfully made, no parade
Sustainability the old fashioned way: buy less, buy better, use forever.
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