Size: Capped - 5 3/8 inches; posted - 6 1/16 inches.
This beautiful Flighter Deluxe is in truly excellent near-pristine condition with just a couple of very fine and wispy surface scratches that you have to look very hard for to find. No dings and the very attractive and delicate frosting to both cap and barrel is still completely intact. I would be most surprised if this pen has been used more than a handful of times. The 65 was a variation on the 61 with an open cropped nib replacing the tubular hooded nib of the 61. This is a late model 65 with conical rolled gold cap and barrel jewels. The rolled gold pocket clips have a long arrow "flight", again in the Parker 61 style. The barrel unscrews to allow the fitting of a standard Parker ink cartridge or a standard Parker ink converter (not included). The nib is shiny and undamaged with lots of iridium and in 14 carat gold. It is in what looks like a medium point. The box has definitely seen better days, but it has protected the pen inside very well even though it has suffered itself. The lid corners are torn, there is an ink stain on the grey pad and edge wear all around. Inside, is the original instruction/guarantee sheet, with a handwritten date for 1970.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth and lays down a very good wet and medium width line. It has slight softness also, and will produce very minor line width variation for you as you write.