Size: Capped - 136mm; posted - 148mm.
This is a glossy India black Parker 61 Custom pen with the rolled gold cap. It is the Mark I version with the capillary filling mechanism which was so revolutionary in its time. This pen is in good condition - the only damage I can see on it are some spots on the hood where the cap clutch has rubbed. These show up as lighter patches in the photos where the surface is scuffed. Other than that, the pen is in lovely condition. The cap is all gold filled (1/10 12 carat gold fill) with no dings and no plating wear. It is decorated with repeating groups of vertical incised lines - the "converging lines" pattern. The clear grey top jewel is undamaged and so is the rolled gold Parker arrow pocket clip. The barrel has a matching grey jewel at its end, with a gold filled tassie surrounding it. The barrel unscrews to reveal the ink reservior. This still has all of its original Teflon coating and is still in excellent condition. The hood has the inlaid gold arrow just behind the nib, and the nib itself is made from 14 carat gold and is in a medium point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth in use and writes with a lovely wet and medium width consistent line.