This pen is from the 2015 Historical Colours series of which I also have an Ivorine with a medium nib. This is not to be confused with the MKII Lapis Lazuli from around the turn of the millennium or the late 2016 redesign. Guess I have to buy those too. Yes, I have too many Duofolds.
This pen was something of an impulse purchase on New Year’s Eve. There was a 17% off promo code for La Couronne du Comte in the Netherlands and I couldn’t resist the deal. The pen had already been reduced to clearance price and the discount on top made it a real bargain.
I got an email telling me that unfortunately they were out of stock and would try to order another from Parker to fulfill my order. :-/ I told them I’d be happy with a fine nib if they had it as I’d just be sending to Parker for their nib exchange program and they told me they’d save a step and order it with the nib I wanted. Extra extra broad. 😀
It took a bit of time and when my order finally shipped I noticed their web shop had been updated with the late 2016 redesign. I was hoping a little bit that this was the pen I got since the historical colours series was out of production but nope, Parker found one and that’s totally ok. An awesome pen and the one I ordered after all. You might hear a tiny bit of disappointment in my voice on the video but then I inked it…
What a nib!! I put an extra extra broad nib in my Citrine Duofold and am over the moon to have another in my collection. Truly magnificent–love how it writes. Super juicy and like a big 18k gold paintbrush or sharpie. Perfection!
Everything else is all the stuff I’ve written a dozen or more times. Perfect fit and finish, size, weight and balance. The pen uses no black acrylic trim making which is a feature of the historical colours release. The section is the perfect size and shape and the included converter works perfectly.
There’s a reason the Duofold Centennial is my favourite pen–many reasons actually. What else can I say? I love this pen. Hope you’re not getting tired of these Duofold reviews. I’ve got at least one more coming soon. 🙂