Size: Capped - 5 3/8 inches; posted - 5 7/8 inches.
A glorious glossy black Parker 21 Custom with no damage at all that I can see. The 21 Custom pens seem to be very hard to find, especially in the UK. This one is a great example. The cap is mirror-polished and imprinted "1/10 12K Gold Filled - Made in USA" around the rear of the lip with the usual "PARKER" at the front. The pocket clip is an "outie" - with the raised central spine. There is no brassing to either. The barrel unscrews to reveal the Aerometric filler. This is shiny and undamaged and is the very early model that says "Press ribbed bar 3 times". The original pli-glass ink sac has some very light internal ink staining, but if you hold it up to the light you can s e that it retains much of its original transparency. The Octanium nib is undamaged and is in a fine point.
I have fully serviced this pen. It writes very well. It has a smooth action with lust a tiny bit of "tooth". It lays down a fine width wet and consistent line.
A first year '21' in tip-top condition.