Pen of the Day: Parker Duofold Centennial

Parker Duofold Centennial Black and Pearl with Rohrer & Klingner Fernambuk ink

Parker Duofold Centennial with medium stub. This is the modern Duofold in Black and Pearl. I saw a few of these at the pen show. Along with a number of vintage Duofolds in the original black and pearl celluloid. So it’s nice to take out mine again.

However, the main thing I’m interested in today is the ink, Rohrer & Klingner Fernambuk.

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4 thoughts on “Pen of the Day: Parker Duofold Centennial

  1. Yeah, I think that’s my recollection of RC, too. This one seems more red. But I still wish I could compare them. Because then I’d still have RC. 🙂

    I think R&K inks might vary. The ones I know best are not dry. But this one is on the dry side for sure.

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  2. I happen to have Rouge Caroubier in a pen right now (old Safari, wet M nib) and I think it might be juuust a touch more orange than this. This reads more like a color from a classical palette, whereas Rouge Caroubier skews more contemporary to my eyes. But imperceptibly so, nothing blatant 😛

    Do R&K inks typically run dry? I’ve tried two, I think, and IIRC they were both kind of dryish, so I’m wondering.

    That pen is a Snow Day pen 🙂

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    1. It’s a very hard color to convey, and that’s a good idea to compare it to Sailor Jentle Grenade, but off the top of my head, I suspect Grenade may be more burgundy. The ink I’d also like to compare Fernambuk to would be J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier. Which, alas, I’ve totally finished off.

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