Parker True Blue Junior – Medium Flex

Parker True Blue Junior – Medium Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a Parker Duofold style pen in the iconic “True Blue” style. I believe that this is a “Junior” size, but I could be mistaken. The “True Blue” has faded and yellowed as is typical on these pens. The body more so than the cap, which is fairly close to the original color. There are a few very small scratches from normal use on the pen, but nothing obvious or major. The black hard rubber ends have also faded to a gray brown. Trim looks goods with no brassing. The 14kt. Paker “Lucky Curve” nib is a soft and wet writing “F”. It writes smooth and is a great normal writer. The flex on this nib is a little finicky. I’ve graded it “medium flex” and that is primarily due to ink flow. The nib is soft and ease of flex is more along the lines of “super flex.” It is also quite responsive. The problem is the feed can’t keep up with the nib. Keep this nib around BB (1.2mm) and you can still do some nice flex work. You’ll get a railroad here or there but nothing major. Push it beyond that and you’ll be getting a lot of railroading. So it’s a super flex nib with medium flex ink flow. This may improve with certain kinds of ink (Pilot Iroshizuku for example) or worsen with thinner, drier inks. Still its a nice vintage Parker in a classic color.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Parker “Lucky Curve” 14kt., F-BB (0.4mm-1.2mm), SUPER FLEX  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New pressure bar installed
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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