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Parker Duofold Centennial Pinstripe - Navy

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#1 Jerkeejoe



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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:44

I picked this up from another member recently and thought I'd post a couple pictures and a brief review.

The pen came in an outstanding wood display box that is capable of holding 4 pens. I don't have pictures of the box because it is sitting on my desk at work.

The pen itself is very nice. The Navy acrylic with light gray and white pinstripes look very nice with the platinum accents. The centennial size is perfect for my grip and writing style. I typically don't post the cap when I write as the balance typically gets terribly screwed up (for me) when a cap is posted. This pen is not near as bad as some, but for me, when the cap is posted, the balance shifts too far back and writing becomes a little awkward. Without the cap posted though, the pen balances amazingly.

The pen came with a Medium stub nib ground by Mike Masuyama. This is the first Mike-it-work nib I've owned, but it certainly won't be the last. The pen is tuned perfectly, writes fairly wet with great line variation, and is butter smooth. I can't say enough how much I love this nib!

Overall, I give this pen a 9/10 and it will be my new everyday pen. If the pen balanced well with the cap posted it would be a 10/10.

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#2 drgoretex


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Posted 25 February 2012 - 23:03

This pen is at the top of my 'want' list. What a beauty.


#3 guilhermejf



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Posted 26 February 2012 - 00:14

THAT is a really nice set of blues! :puddle:

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:24

When you thought you had your future 5 years purchases programmed, up comes a new beauty.
No this is a really nice pen!!!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 00:15

Stunning pen! Congrats
Rhodium trim only please

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:46

Very classy. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:57

Mike is a master at re-working a nib. I've sent 12 pens to Mike, and each one writes perfectly after his mastery. Enjoy the pen. It's beautiful.

#8 ArchiMark


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:32

Excellent pen and review!


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:33

very nice indeed.

#10 SamCapote


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:02

That looks so stunning, plus I love Centennials.....I had to just get one.
With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

#11 dickydotcom


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:46

That's a beautiful pen.
If I had one then I'd have to go to the tailor and get a matching suit.
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#12 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:12

nice centennial :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

#13 lewis


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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:48

Fountain pens aren't a collection, it's an insatiable obsession!

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 13:35

Love this pen! Thanks for the review.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 20:17

This is a beautiful pen and a great performer.
I own an Chocolate Pinstripe Centennial with a standard Medium nib which I ground to a Fine stub.
At the moment it's filled up with Penman mocca Ink.

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