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Parker Duofold Chocolade Pinstripe

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#1 klemenv



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Posted 29 January 2006 - 19:10

Initially I wanted to buy Moresi No.2 pen from Tom Westerich. This is the pen, made from very same celluloid as Delta Venezia. By the time my birthday arrived, Moresi was sold out. So I decided for Parker Duofold as I wanted to have something that would remind me as a piece of history. I am studying my MSc in Finance, so Pinstripe colour goes together. It is kind of "banking theme". It also looks "professional". As I already had Omas pen, I wanted Duofold, because it has similar arrow designed nib. Kind a "want to try original" feeling.

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I bough this pen from Jean Michel Lewertovski, who was kind enough to order custom nib from Sanford for me. I have asked for italic nib and I have received fine italic nib #98.

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Nib is fantastic. Variation of line is great, almost crisp. Nib however, it is rather cursive italic. As Richard and John are living on other side of Atlantic, this nib is as good as it gets. Feed is plastic and is probably only thing, that I would change. This combo works best with PR inks.

Finish of the pen is great. I am a little spoiled, I miss celluloid. But other than that, finish is great. Black colour on both ends are making bold statement.

Both, pen and BP were sent in massive walnut box. Some may thing it is over the top. Personally, I was glad, as I didn't have any box to store pens. At the same time, I would be reluctunt to pay list price.

It is standard Converter/Cartridge pen. Converted doesn't hold a lot of ink. On the other hand I like black section around the nib. It makes life much easier compared to Omas or Tibaldi.

This pen has become my personal everyday writter. Partly, because it was my girlfriend gift, partly, because nib is just awesome.

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Here is my rating:

Finish: 4,5 nibs
Apperance: 5 nibs
Nib: 5 nibs
Filling: 4 nibs
Price: 4,5 nibs

Edited by klemenv, 29 January 2006 - 19:15.

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#2 chainwhip


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Posted 29 January 2006 - 19:18

On the other hand I like black section around the nib. It makes life much easier compared to Omas or Tibaldi.

Wonderful review as usual klemenv - I think we have similar tastes when it comes to pens... :)

Can you clarify how a black section makes life easier than OMAS or Tibaldi? I'm not quite sure I follow you there.
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Posted 29 January 2006 - 20:07

Looks class, it IS class. Nice review btw. What ink are you using on it? /:)

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 20:17

Hi Klemenv,

Thank you very much for a very nice review! Maybe I should have the nib on my Duofold changed as well :D. That one is just the house and garden black variety, though.

I still think I prefer the Omas Arco Brown, to be very honest :D. I am a celluloid man, too :D.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 20:47

Chain, it is much easier to wipe off ink from black resin than from celluloid. But than, black section would be just ugly on Paragon.

Maia, first ink is Noodler Blue. Very rich, "true" blue ink with exellent flow, that has some serious smearing problems with Clairefontaine and Rhodia paper. Second ink is Diamine Prussian Blue.

Wim, me to. Side by side, celluloid has much warmer look and feel.

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 21:58

Great review Klemenev - thanks for sharing. That nib photo is great - I can actually see the curvature of the nib with it being a cursive italic.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:24

Congratulations on your Duofold, klemenv! It is a handsome pen, and that nib looks like it is fun to write with. Thanks for posting your review and the lovely photos, too.

Now, how does the matching ballpoint (I am assuming it is the matching pattern) write? :D

Edited by Maja, 30 January 2006 - 05:25.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 16:22

Hi Klemenv,
What a nice review and pics!!!!I like the pinstripe pattern.It looks great.Man you make me hungry,I want that Rafaello chocolates :drool: Thanks a lot man.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 15:37

Which italic nibs are comaptible with Duofold Pinstripe Chocolate International? I have one with medium nib and I'd like to change it to OM. The nib is never used. AFAIK Sanford has a nib exchange program, but I don't know that every Parker dealer should change the nib.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 18:32

Very nice review with great opening shot. I like the composition. Thanks, I've always wondered about these newer Duofolds since my last one was a centennial orange with the older flat top ends. Looks like chocolate pinstripe is a winner.

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