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 5.4" long, but there are also 5" long demis. 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
This is one amazing Parker 51, re-imagined, most likely by Ariel Kullock. Its origins are as a American MKII Aerometric pen, but the maker recast the hood and barrel in a virtually transparent acrylic resin in opalescent swirled silver-green. The filler’s stamped instructions and the sac inside the filler are clearly seen; even the ink collector is visible in brighter light. The barrel comes to a relatively sharp domed point; not Parker’s usual tassie end, which adds approximately .15″ to the pen’s typical 5.5″ length; it looks longer. The cap is gold-filled, with the ungrouped vertical lines pattern, and it is appropriate for a MKII pen. The nib is a wet medium, and it is a luscious writer. This is a special pen.