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Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review 653

No Life Club Posts: 3,209
Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« on: December 05, 2018, 08:49:22 AM »
Another Sad Retail Therapy Story
by
Gerhard Gerber
 :facepalm:
Twas a day like any other, except that a rather large amount of money, a severance payment, hit my bank account, and I needed to buy something.

My black BIC at work was privatized a while ago, just used the red one on the odd occasion I needed to write something, but that set me thinking that perhaps I should get a better pen.....

The Parker Jotter came to mind because my dad always had one, and I drive past a billboard advertising them every day.....

Then I had a thought - since I'd given up on the idea of a knife for self defense, a pen could work for quick access and stabbing out eyes during a confrontation  :duel:

I purchased a thin black refill as well, and it's been in my pocket about 2 weeks.

Ended up in the laundry basket a few times, but I realized this morning that it's gone.

I don't have a large place, many shirts or multiple laundry baskets.......pretty sure I'm back to BIC  :whistle:

 :facepalm:   


Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,670 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 09:42:06 AM »
I feel the pain, Gerhard. :ahhh

Anytime I carry a good pen/pen-based knife/tool, it seems to walk away or disappear. :rant:
Started carrying cheap Pilot G-7 Gel pens at work and have had the same one in my shirt pocket for two years.  :facepalm:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 11:45:36 AM »
They stole my pretty purple Jotter at work. Seriously, at a precinct!!!
Now I carry a chrome Jotter to work. I just love these pens…
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,157
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 12:34:14 PM »
Sorry about your losses peeps :-\ I mainly use pencils (mechanical) but I do carry a Fisher bullet pen in case I need something more permanent :cheers: Also I carry a black Sharpie but although permanent as well doesn't nearly write as neatly as a regular pen :ahhh :D I have lost a fair share of writing utensils over the years though :facepalm:
« Last Edit: December 05, 2018, 12:35:24 PM by Poncho65 »
No Life Club Posts: 2,394
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 02:49:21 PM »
I like my Jotter, burgundy barrel with fisher med refill.  Just can not find the little sucker right now, or my camera, so no picture :facepalm:

I am sure it will turn up, hopefully not in the laundry via a unsearched  pocket.

Parker has always been a respected name and the Jotter around forever.

Do not right as  much as I did when working, but luv a good writing instrument.

Hope it turns up my friend :hatsoff:

If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,817
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 03:35:00 PM »
Bummer.  My pens/pencils are secured in a Maxpedition 3x5 pad holder.  Not lost one yet.  I tried to pocket carry a pen but no go for me.  My manager serves as my "just in case" writing instrument.

Esse Quam Videri
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,848
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 04:13:39 PM »
I am sure it will show up, they usually do. I always shirt pocket carry my pen/pencil. I also carried the aluminum Sharpie for marking my filter changes. Another reason was it makes a great improvised Kubaton.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,858 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 05:50:37 PM »
I EDC a full metal Jotter. Very sturdy, looks better worn than a "plastic" barreled one. Awlso better for tactical use.

 8) 8)

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Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 05:52:08 PM »
That's the one I carry…
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,858 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 05:44:56 PM »
That's the one I carry…
(Image removed from quote.)

No... you carry a similar one. I'm using mine right now.

 :pok: :pok:

 :D :D

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 06:12:01 PM »

No... you carry a similar one. I'm using mine right now.

 :pok: :pok:

 :D :D
LOL :rofl:
No Life Club Posts: 2,394
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 02:16:54 PM »
Well, I did find my Jotter, in the wire spiral spine of my calendar book :facepalm: Where I keep it :oops:

Camera however is AWOL, and daughter who borrowed ( I thought) claims no knowledge :dunno:


If I start and end the day above ground, it is a good day!

Hope yours is as good!
Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 50,157
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 06:07:00 PM »
So as they get older, children don't get better apparently :ahhh Going through much similar with my 10 year old and was hoping it would get better over the years :facepalm: I hope I am not doing the same with my parents currently  :rofl:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,086 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2018, 12:48:22 AM »
Another Sad Retail Therapy Story
by
Gerhard Gerber
 :facepalm:
Twas a day like any other, except that a rather large amount of money, a severance payment, hit my bank account, and I needed to buy something.

My black BIC at work was privatized a while ago, just used the red one on the odd occasion I needed to write something, but that set me thinking that perhaps I should get a better pen.....

The Parker Jotter came to mind because my dad always had one, and I drive past a billboard advertising them every day.....

Then I had a thought - since I'd given up on the idea of a knife for self defense, a pen could work for quick access and stabbing out eyes during a confrontation  :duel:

I purchased a thin black refill as well, and it's been in my pocket about 2 weeks.

Ended up in the laundry basket a few times, but I realized this morning that it's gone.

I don't have a large place, many shirts or multiple laundry baskets.......pretty sure I'm back to BIC  :whistle:

 :facepalm:

Please tell me you didn't lose it because you tested the defence aspect on your own eyes :D



The cantankerous but occasionally useful member, formally known as 50ft-trad
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Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2019, 07:34:03 AM »
I love Parker Jotters and pay attention to the lineage that can be determined by the shape and logo design of the thumb button. I have a number of them in a few different colors

Stainless, black, blue, burgundy. I keep one in my shirt pocket and day bag always. When presented with a bill or check whenever I am out, I never use the pen left with the check. I always take mine out of my pocket and use it instead. Who wants to use a pen that a hundred other people used that day?

But my favorite was a gift to me, and it had a tiny little calendar wrapped around it where the two sections meet when opening for the refill.

Carried that one for years and lost it just before Christmas. Bummer. Now I'm on my Fisher Space Pen until I get it replaced. Frankly, I don't like the idea of having to remove a cap, and the Space Pen cap doesn't stay well affixed to the back of the pen anyway.

Long live the Parker Jotter!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 08:38:41 AM »
I wanna try my hand at one of those Parker’s, I really like the 701’s so I also thought about those zebra tacticals too, my only thing is they all have an open tip so if the ink blows up it’s going in your pocket, that and I don’t want to spend so much on a everyday carry that I can easily lose, so did some digging around and found a little something, think of it this way, a cheap imitation space pen that uses a simple bic ink cartridge..
I must say I like them, you get three for under $10, so if you lose one your not hurting the bank, that and you don’t have to hurry up and order another cause there’s 2 others floating around, somewhere..
I’ve carried mine for over a year, it’s sat in the same pocket as my mto chip, it’s smaller since it’s inclosed like a fisher, yet will open to full size, plus since it’s inclosed if it leaks it won’t do so in your pocket! Anyway here’s a few pics, what I did was take a wider bic 1.0 rather then the I think .7 ink cartridge and switched them, that and had to make it blue ink, :D
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 09:00:59 AM »
LOL, and that last post had exactly NOTHING to do with the Parker Jotter, the subject of this thread.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 09:02:04 AM »
Yes it did, I said I wanted one :P
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,858 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2019, 01:09:12 PM »
Yes it did, I said I wanted one :P
JR

Besides, it's not a MTo thread if it doesn't get derailed in page 1!

 :D :D

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

No Life Club Posts: 4,341
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2019, 01:32:08 PM »
Yes it did, I said I wanted one :P
JR

 :iagree: He mentions them in the VERY FIRST LINE of his post (see, I can use cap locks too  :tu:)... Besides, he's talking about alternatives.

No Life Club Posts: 1,630
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 01:35:16 PM »
Okay, I think I just misunderstood the fact that the topic title has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the topic. Have to remember that…
No Life Club Posts: 4,341
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 01:43:43 PM »
 :D

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2019, 04:55:15 PM »
Sorry,, :-\
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


No Life Club Posts: 4,341
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2019, 05:47:04 PM »
Sorry,, :-\
JR

Don't say sorry, I thought your post was relevant and useful.  :tu:

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,658 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2019, 05:49:52 PM »
Sorry,, :-\
JR

Don't say sorry, I thought your post was relevant and useful.  :tu:
:-\
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: Eye-stabber a.k.a. Parker Jotter review
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2019, 11:22:58 AM »
I have z stainless jotter I got after completing my poelt. Still finds its way to my pocket at work occasionally

 

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