Type Fountain pen
Product Name Duofold Centennial
Manufacturer and Year Parker, UK -- 1990 (the date code is a clear IIIQ)
Filling System Takes Parker cartridges (included), or you can use a converter (installed)
Color Blue marble with gold trim and arrow clip.
Nib EXTRA FINE 18k nib is smooth. It is marked 98 on the feed, which indicates a fine italic cut. This has been further modified to narrow the tines and produce a finer italic line. (Writing sample to follow.)
Condition Excellent condition with no cracks. This is a large, bold, shiny pen in a great color pattern. The blue marble areas of the cap and barrel look great, with just some microscratching. The black end piece of the barrel has two bands of clustered scratch marks, probably from posting. The double gold bands at the end of the barrel have some plating wear and a small blotch of pitting. The black band at the top of the cap has a chip (see photos). The wider of the two cap bands has a layer of scratching along the center and a tad of plating wear along the edges. The thinner band has microscratching. The clip and clip ring have microscratching. The imprints on the cap are readable with magnification.