Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen - Red Nights - M
The rich red resin patterns in this pen are so alluring you might spend more time looking at this than using it. It features chrome silver highlights, a #6 steel medium nib and a flat top screw on cap. A international converter is included for use with bottled ink. International short cartridges available separately.
The Conklin Duragraph
In 1923, Conklin launched the Duragraph model and it very quickly gained a reputation as the definitive pen of its time. The model was named by combining the words, durable and graph - Duragraph. Created to last as an heirloom to serve many generations, the Duragraph is offered with a lifetime guarantee. In honor of the Duragraph's 91st birthday, Conklin has introduced a new Duragraph collection that brings a fresh, modern style to a timeless oversize flat top design. Crafted from quality hand made resins, the Duragraph is substantial in size, yet not so large to be unwieldy in the hand.
The Duragraph offers the ideal choice for your individual handwriting style. The cap top mounted clip allows the pen to sit low in the pocket, making this model a more practical choice for everyday use. Each Conklin fine writing instrument is housed in a luxury gift presentation box lined with rich satin. It comes with a converter and also accepts short standard international cartridges. Ideal as a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one, this model is the right size for both men and women who use fine writing instruments in their daily professional lives.
Established in 1898, the Conklin pen company is regarded as one of the most significant and innovative American writing instrument companies in the golden era of fountain pens.
Founder Roy Conklin from Toledo, Ohio, is recognized for creating one of the worlds first self-filling fountain pens. Thanks to Conklins work, the design of fountain pens became more practical for public use when his patent for the first automatic filling mechanism went through in 1897.
In 1903, legendary American author Mark Twain expressed his praise, saying, ;''I prefer it to ten other fountain pens, because it carries its filler in its own stomach, and I cannot mislay even by art or intention. Twain became the official spokesman for the Conklin Pen Company, and discovered yet another benefit to the Crescent Filler, stating, Also, I prefer it because it is a profanity saver; it can't roll off the desk.''