Conklin Duragraph Fountain Pen Overview


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  • Conklin History – (0:14)
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  • Unboxing – (1:25)
  • Color Options – (2:43)
  • Features – (3:58)
  • Comparable Pens – (6:12)
  • Nib Information – (8:47)
  • Filling Mechanisms – (13:18)
  • Inking it Up – (15:45)
  • How it Writes – (17:18)

I'd like to introduce to you the Conklin Duragraph, a recent edition to the Conklin line of pens and

The Conklin Pen Company was established in 1898 and is still regarded as one of the most significant and innovative manufacturers from what is today known as the Golden Era of fountain pens. The Duragraph was originally released by Conklin in 1923, This pen pays homage to the classic designs of the vintage Conklin era.


***Updated March 2020***

Conklin Duragraph in Forest Green

Conklin Duragraph in Forest Green


The new Duragraph collection draws its inspiration from the rich heritage of the Conklin brand, which was purchased and revived by Yafa in 2009. The rebooted model is manufactured overseas, assembled and distributed from Canoga Park, California, and pays tribute to its roots with a TOLEDO, USA engraving on its nib (the company was founded in Toledo, Ohio).


close up of Inlaid engraving on Amber Duragraph cap

Inlaid engraving on Amber Duragraph


The Duragraph comes in a variety of resins. They're turned from solid cast-resins that give the material a beautiful depth and pearlescence that you typically only see on pens much more expensive than these. This is a great "step up" pen for many newer fountain pens users who know a little more what they like, and want a professional and stately pen.

close up of Forest Green Duragraph cap

The Duragraph is available in a JoWo nib unit in all nib sizes from extra fine to or 1.1mm stub nib, and the Conklin Omniflex nib. The nibs are smooth with a bit of feedback to them in the EF and F nibs. The nibs are all #6 size and are made by JoWo. Additionally, there are replacement nib units available in silver and black if you want to change up the look of your pen or try a different nib size out.


photo of Cracked Ice Duragraph taken apart

Threaded standard international converter on Cracked Ice Duragraph

So that's a roundup of the Conklin Duragraph! You can get more details and specs at, and pick one up for yourself!