We had a discussion some time ago about UK Parker Duofolds and came to the conclusion that they are reliable but dull. It’s strange that quite a few modern pen makers, especially Japanese ones, use that same cigar shape but they are not regarded as dull. Or maybe they are. I’m not well up on modern Japanese pens.
Be that as it may, not all Duofolds are equally uninteresting. Take this red Duofold Junior, for instance. It’s the same length as the standard Duofold but slimmer.
The other difference is that it doesn’t have the full sac protector, as you can see in the photograph. Otherwise it’s pretty much your average British Duofold.
So what’s so special about this one? Well for a start it’s red. Red pens are always exciting, aren’t they?
Maybe not, but have a look at this nib. It’s broad, stubbish and unlike most Duofolds – flexible!
Between the stub and the spreading tines, it gives a lot of line variation, so here’s one Duofold at least that isn’t dull.