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Rare Modern Duofolds

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#1 freakman

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 09:34

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Two rare Duofold LEs.

The first one is made for Maruzen shop for its 135th Anniversary. Blue duofold with engraved wave patterns. Exclusive color with exclusive design.

The second one is red DNA for London Writing Equipment Show. The diffusion bonding resin is later used on China 60th LE.

There's also a bumble bee Duofold and an orange one made for Akkerman. Are there any other modern LE Duofolds made for special events?

Please post yours.

 



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#2 Buzz_130

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:10

Those are two amazing pens!  The photos are excellent, and the red one has a very appealing design.  

 

I don't have a single modern Duofold (LE or not), but I do enjoy using my Big Red from the 20s.

 

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#3 mitto

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:31

Beautiful Duofolds. I really like the blue one.
Enjoy your pens.
Khan M. Ilyas

#4 Inkfillet

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:36

Top shelf design award from me. 


 "Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others."  - H. Jackson Brown, Jr


#5 mitto

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 12:38

Granted.
Khan M. Ilyas

#6 Amberjack

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 04:20

Beautiful the both of them.

The modern Duofold is a classic design that clearly lends itself to materials and design variations without losing its identity.

Love my black and pearl international but would enjoy picking up a nontraditional Centennial.

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#7 da vinci

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 09:11

Those duofolds are fantastic.

This thread may help..

http://www.fountainp...-1#entry1986186

#8 freakman

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 11:26

Those duofolds are fantastic.

This thread may help..

http://www.fountainp...-1#entry1986186

Thank you, this post helps a lot!



#9 da vinci

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Posted 01 November 2015 - 11:50

Thank you, this post helps a lot!

No problem.

Your post and the post I linked to are rather inspiring. Wondering why I have so many MB's!! :)

Looking forward to more pictures to persuade me to start a new collection. Already watching a "China" pen on the bay!

Edited by da vinci, 01 November 2015 - 11:52.


#10 freakman

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:48

No problem.

Your post and the post I linked to are rather inspiring. Wondering why I have so many MB's!! :)

Looking forward to more pictures to persuade me to start a new collection. Already watching a "China" pen on the bay!

 

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Here you go.

Parker old pine tree and young pine tree.

Both 70 LE.



#11 freakman

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:54

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Parker Big Red China 1100 LE

But it's actually orange...



#12 freakman

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:55

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Parker Pen of Peace 500 numbered edition.

International size with band nib and crown.



#13 freakman

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:57

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Lucky 8. The resin is very dark marble pattern resin.

And the pen has 8 facets.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:58

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Brown Senior Duofold. LE 500.



#15 freakman

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:59

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Bamboo forest in 2001.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:02

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88 LE double dragon. Made by Ryukyu Tsuikin method.



#17 da vinci

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 22:20

Freakman you have a magnificent collection :) :thumbup:

I would love to own the Double Dragon or the Bamboo pens in particular.

Thank you for posting your wonderful pictures :)

#18 Keyless Works

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 23:01

Really great thread...I have never used a modern Duofold.  How are they to write with? 



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:28

Really great thread...I have never used a modern Duofold.  How are they to write with? 

Smooth with feedback, average flow, stiff nib.

But the heart nib is different. It's smoother and wetter.I think the feedback of the heart nib is not so good comparing to arrow and band nibs.


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#20 richardandtracy

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 11:41

My P&B Centennial Ace of Spades 95 nib (BI) had a burr left on it & was really scratchy when I got it. It smoothed off nicely with a bit of micromesh, but it shouldn't have been necessary.

 

The Banner arrow 95 nib (BI) I got with my P&B International is rather dry - which I gather is typical.

 

The International BI nib is 0.8mm wide, the Centennial BI nib is 1.1mm wide.

 

Regards,

 

Richard.







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