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Parker Duofold Or Parker Premier

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#41 Tancred


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 21:59

That pink gold Premier is breathtakingly beautiful!  I'm just drooling over it.  :puddle:


The current Duofold is not the pen it was - I'm not even talking about the 1920s/30s type but the flat top 1988-94 type.  The modern flat top Duofold, with the simple 'arrow' nib was one the most iconic and beautiful pen designs of the late 20th century, along with the Waterman Man 100/Patrician, Montblanc 146/149 and the Sheaffer Connaisseur.  Great pens all of them. The current Duofold is a boring single tone colour piece of acrylic with a gold nib on the end.  No interesting marbled colours, no sterling silver or gold plated styles, nothing remotely classy looking. All the Duofold designs are there to keep Newell Rubbermaid's costs down and their profits up.  


At least the Premier feels solid in the hand - a nice metal pen for those who appreciate heft.  Those who say it looks Chinese obviously need more assistance with their vision; the finish on the Premier is streets ahead of anything by Jinhao and the other Chinese brands.  

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