Vintage Pens: Parker Duofold
Vintage Pens: 4101 Parker Duofold
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Ringtop Parker Duofolds are often understated joys. We restored this streamlined model with a new ink sac and pressure bar assembly. Although it is heavily discolored, there are special bits to note about this pen. It has the rare skinny-thick-skinny triple band cap band, though with a bit of brassing. The imprint is faded, but we think it was made in the U.S.A. However, its 14k gold nib was made in Canada. Click the headline for close-ups. You'll write an extra-fine line with the nib, but it does have a little flex in it. Normal writing is a little sharp, but generally smooth. Adding flex gives it feedback. Last, but by no means least. There's a crack in the threads of the barrel. It seems stable for now. The ringtop tassie also has a lot of tarnish and more. 11cm capped.