Is there a vintage fountain pen that is a more iconic classic than the Parker 51? This particular pen is as close to factory-new as it gets. No, it is not New Old Stock (NOS), but it has been completely restored and now looks and writes great.
The Parker 51 is a often recommended to beginners but it is not often explained why. It's taken as a "truth" that wanders around the fountain pen community and is on a lot of people's lips. I believe that the Parker 51 is an extremely dependable and forgiving writer.
First of all, the ergonomics. The long and smooth section allows all kids of grips, right or left-handed, and feels comfortable in the hand even for the longest of writing sessions. It can be used uposted or posted without disturbing its superb balance. The slip cap allows for quick use. It's a perfect pen for taking notes in meetings and lectures, and is ideal for writing on the go, journaling, even urban sketching.
The nib and ink delivery system are second to none. The nib is firm and smooth. It's forgiving of angle and rotation. It always writes, no matter the ink or paper. You can even fly with it without running the risk of leaks. If you've come to the fountain pen hobby from years of writing with a ballpoint pen, you will have a very gentle learning curve and an easy transition.
The Navy Gray color is a classic. The glossy stainless steel cap completes the iconic look. Please, visit the store for information on how to order. Thank you and enjoy!