I took a break from my quest to find the perfect inexpensive Chinese fountain pen to play with something a little higher up the food chain…
Nib: 1.1 mm Italic Stub
Filling System: Screw-Type Piston Converter
About the Pen:
I’ve had my eye on the Duragraph for a long time. I stumbled upon it while perusing the GouletPens site and it immediately caught my eye. To put it simply, the pen is just gorgeous. There were three color models available, all of which looked really nice. The one thing keeping me from making the purchase was that Conklin is run by the same people behind the Monteverde brand. I have a beautiful Monteverde Invincia that just refuses to write.
Knowing the two brands are related, I was hesitant to pull the trigger, fearing that the Duragraph would suffer from the same ink flow problems (both pens have 1.1 mm italic stub nibs). I read a pile of customer reviews on the Duragraph, and no one reported any difficulty in that area.
Soooooooooooo, I finally gave in and ordered one. And boy, am I glad I did.