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Conklin Pens

About Conklin

Country: United States of America

Conklin Pen Company is a historic pen company established in 1898. In its early days, Conklin Pen Company produced many innovative designs used and desired by both collectors and everyday users. One of Conklin Pen Company’s earliest unofficial endorsers was Mark Twain, who used a Conklin Crescent Filler Pen. Today, the Conklin Pen Company continues with its legendary tradition and produces high quality writing instruments worthy of the Conklin name.

Conklin pens come with a limited lifetime warranty. Warranty information is included with each Conklin pen. For details on a specific Conklin pen fee free to ask.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Conklin pens and writing instruments.
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Conklin Reviews

Duragraph
Incredible value and smooth writing pen. The flex and flow is perfect with Caroube de Chypre. It is awkward when posted but is long enough without it.
Alan
Whitewater, WI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Duragraph
I just received the Conklin Duragraph with a Stub nib and was very pleasantly surprised by the ease of creating lines of varying widths. Several other Stub nib pens left me somewhat disappointed with the "scratchy" feel of the nibs. I was beginning to resign myself to accepting that this was simply the nature of all Stub nibs. I was overjoyed when I first wrote with this Stub nib. The Conklin Duragraph is a great value and a real pleasure to use. I am so impressed that I will probably buy one or two other Duragraphs with Stub nibs.
Stephen
Torrance, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
All American
This is a great pen with a lot of look and heft to it. It writes beautifully in the fine point I got. The Yellowstone's vivid yellow makes it a real conversation piece too! It's a very nice pen for the money and Pen Chalet it tops in customer service. I have been collecting pens for 40 years, and I think it is a good value for the price.
Connie
Norman, OK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Mark Twain Crescent Filler Series
The pen is beautifully made, the guilloche on the body cut precise and clear. The gold plating is well done, and matches the black body superbly, providing as rich a visual experience as you do with the writing. I got the stub nib with this one. Though not rhodium and gold plated, the steel nib has a nice glide as it moves across the paper with a nice consistent coat of ink.
Arthur
Singapore, Singapore
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Replacement
Thank you! I've had a finicky Conklin Duragraph for about a year and a half now. From flow issues, to eventual leaking, I just could not solve its issues. Then I noticed there was a small crack at the tip of the nib assembly (where the cartridge/converter goes) and so, as a last resort (because what else could it be?) I ordered the replacement nib assembly. As this is a forest green pen, I thought a black nib would look really nice on it and kind of change things up. Just got the unit in today and so far it seems like the leaking issues have been fixed, but on top of that, this is a NICE writing nib! Perfectly tuned, I didn't have to do any adjustments, and it writes incredibly smooth! This is just what I needed, so thank you!
Caitlen
Mount Pleasant, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duragraph
This was my first modern pen purchase. I have always just used vintage pens that I mostly inherited. I wanted an every day pen to carry that I didn't have to worry about losing or breaking. I wasn't sure about having a steel nib, and didn't expect much for the price. Was I ever surprised. The finish and feel of the pen compare very well with my old Parker Duofold. I have the stub nib, and it writes very smoothly. With the stub, I can't really find any fault with a steel nib, since flexibility isn't needed.
James
Colorado Springs, CO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duragraph
Awesome pen - but be aware that it's quite large, and even a bit too large when posted. My hands are men's medium, and I can write comfortably with the Duragraph unposted. Beautiful, well made, and writes like a dream.
Kenneth
Allston, MA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Mark Twain Crescent Filler Series
A fantastic pen from an outstanding dealer. As advertised and shipped on time. Perfect shipping - well protected. Buy with confidence. I will again.
Stephen
Columbia, MD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Conklinetta Senior
Unusual filling system; subtle mocha swirl!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Duragraph
This is a pen that originally wasn't on my radar. The pen was on a special promotion at an absolute steal. So it simply couldn't be overlooked, and this was a perfect opportunity to get another stub. I have seen several reviews where the nibs were an issue, so I had no expectations for this pen. The stub is actually one of the best I own. This steel nibbed pen has replaced higher end pens with a gold nibs in my rotation. It's a light pen uncapped. It can be posted, but I find it a tad back heavy if it is. ( but I also have smaller hands) The grip section is very comfortable, and the area where the pen is threaded for the cap is not sharp and is very comfortable in feel. It's design is a common one, but the materials color is very nice. This was a first purchase through Pen Chalet for me, and I could not have been more pleased with this pen, and the other items I purchased. As I stated earlier, this has definitely knocked out a few pens down a notch in the rotation.
Angel
Palmyra, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duragraph
Great deal on a wonderful pen. The nib is great and the pen is beautiful!
Jennifer
Eugene, OR
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Glider Series
I purchased this pen as a gift for my friend's birthday. It arrived on time and wrapped beautifully. She was very pleased. Thank you for your great service.
Kathi
Hilton Head Island, SC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duragraph
Beautiful, but a little fusty. I use it to write Chinese, very convenient and comfortable in daily life.
JieBoYang
Beaverton, OR
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duragraph
Great pen and good service.
James
Texarkana, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Duragraph
I had had my eye on the Conklin Duragraph in amber for some time, but I always found a reason to buy something else instead. When Pen Chalet had a weekend promotional price, though, I quickly decided to take the plunge, and I have to say I'm very pleased.

The medium nib wrote well but not perfectly out of the box. A little tine alignment and it was writing very smoothly. Mine is a wet writer, which I like. I find the medium nib to be a little more fine than some other mediums I've had (e.g., Lamy Safari), but I like that too. In fact, that's the way my preference usually runs.

If you like to post your pen cap, you should be aware that this will post, but it will make one very long and, in my opinion, unbalanced unit. I don't post my pens, so this isn't a problem for me.

The appearance is very attractive, and I think it looks like a pen that costs much more. I have no complaints about fit, finish, or operation. I may go back and buy in other colors as well.
Richard
Pittsburgh, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Duragraph
This model is well worth the price. The nibs are wet and exceptionally smooth. The fine is not noticeably different than the medium whereas the stub is a true stub and not a 1.1 italic as it is quite smooth whatever the nib is sent. The screw-in converter is much appreciated. The replacement nibs are also screw-in and easily replaced.

With a fill of Noodler's Black,my Duragraphs work exceptionally well.
Alan D
Asheville, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Replacement
These nibs are excellent performers - wet and quite smooth. No effort required to glide along the surface of the paper. However, at least for the Duragraph, one can get the entire pen if it is on special for just a few more USD than the nib.
Alan D
Asheville, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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Word Gauge
Very pleased with this pen. The actual pen is much more beautiful in person because photos can't do the swirls justice. The nib is A+++ for steel. The piston seems a bit sticky as compared to all my others (first fill or years old) but will try a lubricating ink next fill. My first fill was Diamine Shimmer. Bad idea. Work great but defeats the window and word count feature. The word count is cute, but I got a fine and the very large reservoir will write a bunch more than 5000 words. A double broad writing on paper towel may use up the ink in 5000, still it is a fun idea I have not seen. The build is much better than my other Conklins and they are good.
Rick
Berkeley , CA
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Word Gauge
This is a very good pen. The Conklin brand is new to me but apparently they have been around a long time. Their pens are sturdy and well made. The fine nib is smooth and ink flow seems about perfect. The attraction of the word gauge is the large ink reservoir yet the pen is not unwieldy. Pen Chalet offers the group buy discount, something I never saw from any other company. Through the group buy, you get a great price too.
Allen
The Villages, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Word Gauge
After receiving this pen from Pen Chalet, I opened the shipping packaging to reveal a beautiful leather style box with Conklin embossed in gold on the top. I opened the box to find a very nice blue Conklin Word Gauge pen. The Blue is both dark and light that swirls around the body of the pen. The pen was heavier that I expected - which was a pleasant surprise. After inking it up with Waterman Inspired Blue, I was very please at how smooth it wrote. The weight of the pen adds to the writing pleasure to an already smooth writer. I am very impressed and happy to add this pen to my collection. Pen Chalet did a great job with their video describing the pen and their usual quick shipping.

Thank You Pen Chalet

Jim
Jim
Novi, MI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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All American
I just received my Conklin All American ballpoint pen in Yellowstone finish. This is a beautiful pen which I purchased as a companion to the rollerball that I recently bought from Pen Chalet. The colors are exquisite and I am now considering purchasing another style in the All American collection. Pen Chalet provides exemplary service. When the style of ballpoint I wanted was not currently in stock, Pen Chalet was able to get one for me. They provide quick shipping and their prices cannot be beaten. I will surely make purchases from them going forward.
Arthur
Philadelphia, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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All American
Fantastic pen. Exactly as described. Fast shipping.
Arthur
Philadelphia, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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All American
Having a pretty wide variety of rather pricey rollerballs, I was a bit skeptical about purchasing a pen for under $35. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality I found in this pen. The colors are great, the size and balance are just right for my hand, threads are nice and big (unlikely to get stripped), and I love the easy-open clip. It's really shameful that Conklin is almost unheard of among the general population yet most everyone knows what a "Jotter" or "BIC" refers to. Conklin seem to be getting out of the rollerball business so I'd pick one up while you still can. Service from Pen Chalet was top notch as always.
Scott
Hayward, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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style rating 2.5 out of 5
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value rating 2.5 out of 5
Duragraph
At first I was a little shy of buying an American fountain pen, but to my surprise, these pens are wonderful. I have three of this brand and will be buying the fourth as well. The nibs are great but are not consistent. I had to use micro mesh on one of the nibs to smooth it out. The pen are large but lay good in the hand and have a superb balance, unposted. The medium nibs are a bit on the broad side, the 1.1 stubs are true to size and are absolutely wonderful to write with. I most definitely recommend this pen, not for beginners, but for slightly advanced fountain pen users.
Angelika
Louisville, TN
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Duragraph
I was eager to try this pen so I forsook my usual washing of the nib and tried it straight out of the box. Wrote beautifully without skipping. Ink flow is good. Very good pen for the $$$. Am considering the Forest Green one as the price is right. My only issue is the pen is a little big for my tastes but still well worth the money. Barrel is a beautiful color. As always. service from Pen Chalet was excellent.
Alan
Libertyville , IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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