About This Model
The Parker 51 is generally agreed to be one of the genuinely iconic fountain pens, for its timeless design, revolutionary construction, efficiency, unparalleled durability, and for being a great writer. It is also among the most sold pens of all time, having been available from 1941 until the early 1970’s, manufactured in plants around the world, and sold millions. Within each major model there are myriad combinations of color, cap, and other details that have made collecting 51s a serious sport around the world. 51s are available in two lengths: the typical 51 is 5 3/8″ long, but there are also demis, 4 13/16″ long. They are excellent writers, hold a great deal of ink, and are great shirt/jacket pocket pens. Parker 51s are readily available today, although some of their colors and cap patterns are rare.
About This Pen
Ariel Kullock, a craftsman from Argentina who now lives in Florida, has made wonderful pens for many years, starting with fantasy Parker 51s, demonstrator 51s, and then a wide variety of pens with amazing metalwork. His 51s often come in bright colors and patterns, and are made with genuine 51 parts from the Argentina factory. Is it a genuine Parker 51? Borrowing a term from the auto industry, it is a “reimagined” 51.
This Kullock 51 is part-Parker 51 Special, the late aerometric 51 (MKIII) version in which the filler is a u-shaped strip over the Pi-glass sac and there is an octanium nib, but it has a MKII matte Lustraloy 51 cap. The flamingo pink barrel and gripping section are striking, very clean and largely unmarked. The filler is very clean; even if you can find it, please do not use Superchrome ink as instructed on the barrel. This pen’s nib is a treat to use: it’s a full medium, wet and very smooth.
Price: $150 Sold