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Parker Duofold Prestige Centennial - Ruthenium

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#21 adim

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 06:07

A friend asked me about the dry out issue of the Centennial. Some mentioned that the duofold nib tends to be dried out easily.  :huh:

I have just ONE duofold (hope to have more for sure...) and I leave my pen for just nearly three days in a pen case untouched.

 

This morning I try to write... and OMG... the dry out issue of the duofold nib...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... is not true to my pen!   ^_^

 

It writes immediately and I didn't notice any darker ink when comparing to my writings days before.

Ink used: Iroshizuku - Shin-Kai

 

I was the one asking and that's some great news, thank you for this!

 

Maybe just for science you will have the chance to leave the pen for at least one week without using it, but I assume that's hard and I totally understand that! :)

 

As for the breather hole, I only read it to be "underneath the clip" and expect it to be at most 1mm wide, so that would be hard to spot, indeed, especially since I'm not sure it's present in the Prestige version anyway.

 

Enjoy your pen in good health! You certainly triggered me into wanting the Burgundy Chevron version!



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#22 TeeTee

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 14:52

One week...... deal!

Seven lonely days, make one lonely week.

No problem, stay tuned next week.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 15:14

One week...... deal!

Seven lonely days, make one lonely week.

No problem, stay tuned next week.

 

Thank you for that, I really appreciate it! :)

 

You know you don't have to do it, though. I, for one, couldn't stay away one whole week from my latest acquisition, to be honest. :)

 

I'm pretty sure it will write straight away.



#24 AndyLogan

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 16:43

@TeeTee

 

I could literally feel the excitement, the affection that you have while writing the review and how much you love your pen.

 

Again, enjoy your latest acquisition.


Edited by AndyLogan, 12 April 2019 - 16:43.

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#25 Honeybadgers

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 20:39

I think the part I appreciate most is they had the brains to not polish the section. It's far too easy to make that choice and sacrifice a critical piece of form over function


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#26 ArchiMark

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 14:53

Very handsome pen!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Enjoy!


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#27 TeeTee

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:38

The test is over.

 

As promised, I keep the pen untouched in a pen case for a week to see if the pen has any hard start issue as mentioned in quite some threads.

(not easy.... really not an easy task for a new pen...LOL)

 

From Friday noon... to Saturday noon, 8 days. The result is...

Not as I expected, I thought, and actually, I accept a little hard-start... for 8 lonely days.

 

 
 
 
Anyway, for mine...
 

ZERO hard-start, NO skipping. 

it writes immediately and perfectly when touching the paper (maruman).

And also no sign of darker ink is found.

 

 

 

Lovely.  :bunny01:


Edited by TeeTee, 20 April 2019 - 02:44.


#28 adim

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 05:49

Excellent news, thank you very much for your help, much appreciated!

 

Enjoy your pen, I reckon you'll never do this again to it, never ever leave it alone for so much time! :D



#29 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:42

Had a modern Parker Duofold Centennial but it was a real nightmare to write with, so I sold it without any regret.I decided to stick with pre1950 Vacs and Duofolds which were and are higher quality products than what Parker produces now, dull pens with boring nibs, just the name remains but not the quality.


Edited by georges zaslavsky, 21 April 2019 - 07:43.

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

#30 TeeTee

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 15:45

Had a modern Parker Duofold Centennial but it was a real nightmare to write with, so I sold it without any regret.I decided to stick with pre1950 Vacs and Duofolds which were and are higher quality products than what Parker produces now, dull pens with boring nibs, just the name remains but not the quality.


I have only two parker pen, one is the 45, while the other is this duofold prestige. Both are very nice, and the duofold is even much better than the 45. Im so glad to have this pen as the nib is great, and because of this, Im now looking at the sonnet prestige... Also the nib exchange programme is wonderful!

So sorry that your modern duofold was a nightmare to you.

#31 TeeTee

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 15:59

Excellent news, thank you very much for your help, much appreciated!
 
Enjoy your pen, I reckon you'll never do this again to it, never ever leave it alone for so much time! :D


For the test, I love it. ^_^

Ill do the same next time, say, after getting the modern sonnet.... thats real notorious in dry up issue I think ...

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:46

Thanks for all of the info posted in this thread, particularly the nib grades still available for swapping.







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