Father’s Day is almost upon us. What pen is more “fatherly” than the iconic Parker 51 Fountain Pen? The Parker 51 has been around for so long, and has established a cult following. Whether you like the vintage look and feel of the pen, or if you just simply like the hooded nib, the new 2020 version of the Parker 51 Fountain Pen modernizes the past. And the exciting part is that the Parker 51 fountain pen is great for more than an incredible Father’s Day gift! It’s ideal for every fountain pen enthusiast.
First of all, did you know that the 2020 version of the Parker 51 fountain pen is available in six different finishes? The Deluxe comes in Black and Plum. The standard 51 comes in Black, Burgundy, Midnight Blue, and Teal. These pens are all only meant to resemble the vintage Parker 51’s, and not be replicas for equal comparison.
What are the differences between the Deluxe and standard versions, you may ask? Well, importantly, the Deluxe has a gold plated cap and gold plated appointments. Additionally, the Deluxe is equipped with an 18k gold nib. It’s noteworthy that the standard version of the new Parker 51 fountain pen is equipped with a steel nib. The standard version also has a chrome cap with chrome appointments.
However, both versions of the 51 are threaded, rather than the friction fit cap that you may be used to from the vintage Parker 51’s. I like the added security of a threaded cap. As for the nib, it’s available in both fine and medium nib sizes. Another modernized difference in these 51 fountain pens is that you can use either a Parker brand cartridge or Parker converter to fill yours. This is different from the former filling system of the bladder that used to reside inside these fountain pens.
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