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DUKE 2009


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"I appreciate being informed about the shipping date. That is very helpful . I can get in anticipation mode.  The pens will be enjoyed. When I select a pen for writing a letter, I know that the pen will be the correct one. Your pens are always ready for writing...Your website has so much for FP collectors that I am pleased to add my experiences and delight with this excellent source...I am so lucky to have found your site. Thankful,"
A. G., San Antonio, TX

"...the Duke 'Niner (nee Charlie Chaplin) arrived today and all I can say is OMG! I feel like one of my many nieces when their hair does exactly what they want it to. This thing is so bitching, Norm...And I must say that your "tune-up" has revealed to this poor scribe what a FP is actually supposed to write like. I thought my Sheaffer was all that and a bag o' chips, but the 'Niner beats it hands down. I don't know what you did, but Norm you've got to tell me, because I've got a dozen FPs that don't work quite right and I must get them working at least in the neighborhood of this one."
M. H., Salt Lake City, UT

DUKE #2009 FP    $65.00

Here we have a pen design that's a very different one for DUKE, or for any other manufacturer for that matter. Visually, the first thing that strikes you is the bulbous midsection, quite unlike any other design that comes to mind.

 

The second surprise is the heft of the pen when you first pick it up. Although not an oversized pen by today's standards, it is a large pen, measuring  5-1/8" capped but a full 5-7/8" posted. The heft comes from the lacquer-over-brass construction, along with the extra girth just above the cap band (3/4" in diameter). However, I found the pen to very well balanced, whether using it uncapped or posted, and to my hand at least, extremely comfortable to write with, with my thumb and index finger resting on the narrowed section above the nib.

The clip and cap band are rendered in a very attractive matte finish, which is very nicely highlighted by the more polished and reflective barrel-end and clutch ring. Surprisingly, this doesn't clash, but rather creates a very subtle counterpoint. Both ends of the pen are concave -- black lacquer atop the cap and a silver end-piece on the barrel bottom.

 

 

 

It's the large center cap band that really rivets the eye however, as the raised metalwork tells the whole story. Directly beneath the end of the clip, 'Duke' is rendered in a flowing Copperplate script. 

Rotating the cap reveals first an iconic 'tramp's shoe', followed by a cane and hat, and then another shoe. The entire circumference is banded, top and bottom, by what I believe to be bowties!

Removing the cap (which clicks securely back in place) reveals the beautifully scalloped, 22K gold-plated light-medium nib. The DUKE 'crown' logo is used to great effect, and it produces a stunning appearance.

 

Unscrewing the all-metal fittings between the barrel and section presents the piston converter for bottled ink, which is nicely chromed and engraved with 'Duke' and 'Germany'.

 

 

 

 

 The pen comes packaged in an attractive, black leatherette pen box.

 

 

IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors  -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.

The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!

 

Ordering Procedures & Returns

International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents

Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:

orders@hisnibs.com
(on PayPal transactions, the email address may also display as stonebri@verizon.net)

We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)

Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).

                                                                                               

If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:

1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will ensure security)
2. Expiration date
3. Name on card
4. Address for billing statement
5. Card verification # (3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number, or 4-digit number on the front of your AMEX card).
 

If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:

His Nibs.com
  2540 W. Union Street
  Allentown, PA 18104

We ship via insured Priority Mail
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Warranties and returns

If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.

Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .

We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!

 

Revised: October 20th, 2014

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