This 61 is a MK1 Classic, from the late 1950’s-1961. It has a Lustraloy cap with chrome clip, and a black plastic barrel. The barrel is personalized for R.O. Edwards, but the personalization is small and professionally done. The plastic is very clean, generally without marks and scratches. The capillary filler fills and drains well. Know that capillary filling 61s are best handled with one kind and color of ink. This pen’s challenge is that the section/hood would not come off for love or money; after a week of heating and attempts, I decided it wasn’t coming off. As a result, the pen’s price accommodates this condition. All of that said, this 61 is a very nice writer; the nib is a typical wet-enough fine, firm without being stiff.
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