Size: Length Capped - 135mm; Length Posted - 155mm.
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 good condition. The only damage really on this pen is the wear to the plating. The pocket clip has plating wear on the central ridge and the terminal; the cap band on about 40% of its circumference and the barrel end tassie has wear to the edge. The barrel and cap are nice and glossy, though, with no 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 clear and crisp. There is stippling to the barrel in a small area just below the imprint as you can see in the photos below. The nib is the original Newhaven Parker Duofold nib, made from 14 carat gold and in an unusual broad point.
I have fully serviced this pen. It fills and writes superbly. The nib lays down a very smooth fine width line that is both wet and consistent. It writes with a very nice broad width line.
This pen is not in perfect condition by any means, and I have priced it to sell, with its lovely and fairly unusual broad nib it would make a great signature pen or even a daily user pen.