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 a MKII, an aerometric filler, in classic yellow, with a gold-filled cap from the Argentina factory. It is in excellent condition, restored very nicely. The nib is an original Parker 1948 nib; it writes a wet fast medium that is exceptionally smooth. To protect the yellow, please be sure to only use washable ink and flush it well between fills!
Price: $150 Sold