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Parker Jotter

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Bond receives the Parker Jotter from Q in GoldenEye.
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At the time of the film, the Parker Jotter was available in a special box.
photo © J. Newton

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The Parker Jotter gets a good close-up in the film when Boris Grishenko holds the pen.
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Before using the Parker Jotter Pen, Boris Grishenko holds a blue Bic Cristal pen.
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Omega Seamaster 300m 2451.80, Parker Jotter and Bic Cristal
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In Goldeneye (1995) Q-Branch supplies James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) with a Parker Jotter pen that is a C4 grenade.

A classic pen made since 1954, still widely available.

Maybe the most useful and affordable James Bond gadget around! The Jotter has a stainless steel cap, barrel and button with chrome-coloured trim. At the time of the movie, a special edition of this Parker Jotter was available in a unique 007 gift box, see the photo on the left.

Bond gets the pen from Q, who presents it to Bond: "A pen. This is a class-4 grenade. Three clicks arms the four-second fuse, another three disarms it."

James Bond carries the pen during the raid on Alec Trevelyan's satellite dish lair at the Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico.

Boris Grishenko (Alan Cumming) is first fidgeting with a blue Bic Cristal pen, an iconic pen since the 1950s, and the best-selling pen in the world (also still widely available in the same shape).

When Bond is captured, Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) finds Bond's Parker Jotter pen. The pen falls on the ground when Natalya Simonova (Izabella Scorupco) attacks Boris Grishenko, who then by accident picks up the Parker pen and starts fiddling with it and clicking the button. Bond is keeping track of the amount of clicks, so he knows when the pen will explode. When it explodes, it gives Bond a chance to escape.

The Parker Jotter can still be easily found, for example on Amazon or eBay.

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Update 2021: Parker seems to have updated the 'arrow' design on the pen clip recently. Make sure to get the most accurate version which has the arrow with more lines (pictured on the left below).

Parker Jotter Pen arrow comparison

The more screen-accurate version is the one pictured on the left.

In SkyFall (2012) other Parker pens are used by M (Judi Dench).

It looks like Largo (Adolfo Celi) uses a black and steel Parker Jotter during the SPECTRE meeting in the movie Thunderball (1965) but the pen is barely seen.

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Summer Essentials 2024


click 3 times bryan

So this is a c4 grenade?

very nice pen actually, even though its not really a grenade of any class. Great pen, very durable for military service.

Good pen. Smooth ink. isn't as dark as I'd like it to be. It is a little small, and it gets slippery, so it is not Ideal for in class essays.

Great pen I use mine everyday and have for years even before GE came out. Someone posted that they were no longer going to make the all stainless version, I stocked up on some and like keeping a few extra around.

I have a few, they're good, but what else can you really say about a pen? The $10 store models don't contain C4 but I guess the upside to this is you can get them on planes. Buy it.

they're all I write with now, love 'em. I recommend the Gel ink refills, they're a lot smoother.

My mate trick or treated me on halloween and i pulled out the parker. 3 clicks and he was away leaving his stash with me.
Great pen. the pen truly is mightier than the sword. Ha Ha

The Parker Jotter is a very good pen, I have a half plastic, half stainless steel Jotter and I have it for ages. The Parker ink is the best I have ever wrotten.
If you buy one you would never get dissapointed with it.
I love Parker pens.

The Parker Jotter now on sale is very slightly different to the models available in 1995. The steel button used to have a flat top with a very small ridge but now has a slightly rounded top. It's a very minor difference though (and an improvement)
Great pen, although I like the aftermarket gel refill better than the Parker brand refill. Parker Gels fail my wash test, and aren't always as smooth. Still Parker Jotters are a great pen, though I liked the flat cap better. In younger days, I could make my Jotter stand up on the flat cap while traveling on the high speed rails of France and Germany. Real cosmopolitan memories.
I have mine for about 4 years. Always using the Parker original Black Thin Refill. Very good writing, very smooth. My pen of choice for my life, My best friend used it for signing his marriage certificate.
My bf had one but someone at his school stole it. Does someone know where i could buy one ?
While this is not only an easily acquired prop, but it’s also a great pen! And while it’s a great pen for those who are into the tactical pens this is a top choice self defense. I came across this article a while ago, so I’ll share it here
It is 2023 and I still rock this exact model as my daily pen!

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