Size: Capped - 5 5/16 inches; posted - 6 3/16 inches.
The NS or "New Style" Duofold was made by the UK arm of Parker between 1946 and 1948. A short production run that means these pens are not common today. This is a glossy jet black example that is in excellent condition with no damage noted. Unusually there does not appear to be any plating wear on this pen. Both cap and barrel are lovely and glossy with no chips or cracks and not even any noticeable scratches. Outwardly, the NS Duofold is very similar in appearance to the later AF Duofold and the Aerometric Duofold. This pen is, however a button filler, and has a "jewel" on both the cap top and the barrel end. The cap has a black conical end "jewel" and a rolled gold Parker Arrow pocket clip. There is also a wide cap band - also rolled gold - that has the usual "deco" engraving. At the end of the barrel is a blind cap that is fitted with a rolled gold tassie and another conical ended black "jewel". This can be unscrewed and beneath is the original brass filling button. The barrel imprint is unusually clear and crisp. The nib is the original Newhaven Parker Duofold nib, made from 14-carat gold and in a generous medium point.
I have fully serviced this pen. It fills and writes superbly. The nib lays down a very smooth line that is both wet and consistent and is bordering on a broad width for me. It is a soft nib and will provide for some very attractive line width variation from a fine to a broad width line with very little effort.