The world's most famous fountain pen with a 'Big Red' precious resin barrel, complete with palladium plated trims.
It would be no exaggeration to say that, in 1921, a star was born. Inspired by the jazz age, the bold, premium Parker Duofold fountain pen took its design cues from the confident and opulent Roaring Twenties. Launched in bright red hard rubber, it was nicknamed Big Red and became famous for its generous barrel, flat top and ball-tipped clip. It was followed by Jade Green, Lapis Lazuli Blue and Mandarin Yellow colourways, and the range was expanded down the line to include Junior and Lady versions.
The Duofold proved continually popular and rollerball and ballpoint iterations joined the original fountain pen. Although the Vacumatic took some of the spotlight from the flagship design when it was launched in 1933, and then the Parker 51 captured the streamlined, contemporary aesthetic of the mid-century, the Duofold remained a Parker icon. In fact, when Parker saw that the success of ballpoints and rollerballs was signalling the end of the fountain pen’s heyday in the 1960s, it decided to bring back the spirit of the original in a practical, cartridge-filled version called the Big Red, in a nod to its most iconic design. Extremely popular thanks to its low price point and retro looks, the company brought out several more colours. The Duofold proper was revived as the company’s flagship design in the 1980s. In 1988, the Duofold Centennial was launched to celebrate Parker’s centenary and the smaller International line followed.
Today, the iconic Parker Duofold pen is available in an array of finishes, precious metals and nib styles, but some things always remain the same – the clean lines, bold profile and confident styling which have characterised the design for nearly 100 years. This is a pen with a serious pedigree.
A fountain pen with a tribute design to Parker's heritage, featuring a 'Big Red' precious resin cap and barrel with palladium plated accents.
A prestigious rollerball pen symbolic of Parker's world famous heritage, featuring a 'Big Red' resin cap and barrel with palladium plated trims.
Inspired by the 'Roaring Twenties' this world-famous ballpoint pen showcases classic penmanship at its finest.
A magnificent fountain pen with a black precious resin barrel and palladium plated trims.
The palladium trims of this Duofold are much like the Gold trim finish, only with a more subtlety about it's presence which is appreciated more once noticed.
Velvety black precious resin with subtle curvature and finished with sparkling 23k gold trims are the foundation to this classic Duofold pen.
Beautiful velvet black precious resin with palladium finish trims, coupled with the design of the Duofold Classic, brings an aura of excellence.
There is something magical and captivating about the contrasting tones of 23k gold and a velvet black precious resin which projects confidence and professionalism.
Throughout the years of penmanship and fine writing, there has never been a time where so many beautiful writing instruments such as this Duofold Classic ballpoint pen were available.
Holding a Parker Duofold Classic does something special to you. It fills you with confidence, it inspires you and it shows your taste in writing instruments is second to none.
A soft-toned ivory resin coupled with the warming 23k gold detailing and gloss black appointments present a pen akin to royalty.
Elegant, timeless and classic are three words to describe this Duofold fountain pen. Flawless colour combinations make this one of the most attractive pens available in our opinion.
A true treasure from the Duofold range--delicately crafted ivory resin dressed in beautiful 23k gold trims, gloss black appointments and stamped with a cap crown.
The elegance 23k gold trims coupled with the beautiful ivory precious resin and that signature Parker touch makes this Duofold Classic ballpoint pen truly special.
A distinguished fountain pen with a chiselled ruthenium finish and palladium plated trims.
A symbolic rollerball pen with a chiselled ruthenium cap and barrel, highlighted with palladium plated trims.
The Prestige range brings years of Duofold heritage to life. The Ruthenium Chiselled ballpoint pen is a bold, modern twist on a Parker classic.
Rich, deep blue precious resins highlighted with radiant palladium trims and finished with parker's finely engraved detailing have elevated this pen to excellence.
There is something magical about pairing blue and a silver-type metal such as these palladium trims which exudes confidence and style.
If you are searching for a high-end rollerball pen which is known for it's quality in materials, writing experience and brand reliability then look no further.
Blue is a colour which presents confidence and professionalism. So what happens when an intense blue is paired with palladium trims and extraordinary design values?
The 'Big Red' nib section for Parker Duofold International fountain pens.
The white ivorine nib section for Parker Duofold International fountain pens.
The 18K gold nib section for Parker Duofold International fountain pens.