Size: Capped - 5 7/16 inches; posted - 6 1/16 inches.
This is a lovely glossy rage red Parker 61. It is the Mark I original version with the teflon-coated capillary filler. This pen is in excellent condition with no damage that I can see at all. The cap is beautifully frosted and fitted with a rolled gold pocket clip, making this the slightly more up-market Deluxe model. The clear grey top jewel is undamaged The barrel has a matching grey jewel at its end, with a rolled gold tassie surrounding it. The barrel unscrews to reveal the capillary filler. This is dark grey in colour with all its original Teflon coating. I have flushed the pen through thoroughly and it fills very easily and simply. The hood has the inlaid golden arrow just behind the nib, and the nib itself is made from 14 carat gold and is a fairly unusual broad point. The original presentation box has the criss-cross decoration on the lid and base in black and white. Outside is excellent still, but inside has suffered a little with the pen's red colour rubbing off on to the grey satin pad, which seems to be very common with the red pens.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth in use and writes with a lovely wet and broad width consistent line.