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Parker 45 Flighter. 14 Ct.Gold nib. 1984.

Regular price £35.00

The Parker 45, named after the Colt 45 handgun, was introduced in 1960.  In 1964 an all metal, much more expensive model, the 'Flighter' was added to the range.  This example is a Flighter CT with a super 14 Ct. Gold nib.  It carries a clear date stamp for 1984, the third iteration of the model.

The pen is in excellent condition, the brushed steel and Chrome show no wear and, unusually for a Parker 45, the plastic section shows no shrinkage.

The pen is a cartridge/converter filler, it is fitted with an original metal ink converter for use with bottled ink and a new cartridge will be included so the pen ia ready to write.

The nib section was stripped down, not a big job by any means, but it's best to make sure everything is as it should be and confirm that the nib is, in fact, 14Ct. Gold.  some 45s have Gold plated nibs.

The nib performs very well indeed.  It produces a smooth and consistent line, a little on the broad side of medium, ideally suited for someone with a large, bold 'hand'.

Very much underrated, and undervalued, the Parker 45 Flighter is just about as indestructible as a fountain pen can be.  It is also extremely practical so it would make a great every day vintage writer.