Parker Duofold Centennial Fountain Pen and Ballpoint in Pearl and Black, MKII

Almost a year ago I did a review of the International version of this exact same pen and now I have the matching Centennial and ballpoint to go with it. I’m over the moon because I’ve been looking for a P&B Centennial for a few years now and a few have slipped through my fingers on the bay. 

This time I got lucky and got the matching ballpoint to boot. I don’t have much else to say on this one. The video sums it up quite well. 

So of course I prefer the Centennial size. I thought the older pen was a Centennial when I’d bought it actually. It’s comparable to a Montblanc 146/147 or a Pelikan M800/M805 meaning it’s large but not oversized.  

 I’ve already reviewed a Godron Centennial, a black Centennial and an orange Centennial special edition on my blog so do check those out as well. I’ve got more coming too so look forward to that. 🙂

I’m going to cop out on this review a bit since most of what I’ve written about this model holds true with this particular pen. 

 The design is great and the MKII iteration of the Centennial has a classy scrolled banner and pinstripe cap medallion and nib. The overall shape is more streamlined with sloped angles instead of the 90 degree angles of the MKI Centennials. Also the Pearl and black acrylic has tons of depth and looks great with the rich 23k gold plated trim. 

And that nib.  It’s a medium and buttery smooth 18k two tone glory. I love these nibs above all others. Perfection.  

 The matching ballpoint is made of the same material and has a good heft. The pen point is extended by twisting the crown of the pen and the same crown can be pulled straight out to change the refill. It’s got a classy look and takes Parker G2 refills. 

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

For some great deals on Parker Duofold Centennials, head over to Pen Chalet.


  1. Michael Simon

    Can only say–wow!

    1. Gerald Taylor (Post author)

      🙂 thanks!

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