The Parker 50 Falcon Signet, also called the Gold Falcon, was introduced in 1981 and production of all parker 50s ended in 1982, an 'instant collectable'. This pen is the last of them, it carries a date code for the last quarter of 1982.
This pen has a 12Ct. Gold filled finish with longitudinal lines and a blank cartouche. The familiar Parker 'Arrow' clip has a different look, the feathers are not individually defined. I find this quite odd for a pen called a 'Falcon'!
A cartridge/converter filler, it is a slim and elegant pen that looks much like other high end Gold filled, slim Parkers until the cap is removed to reveal the revolutionary and unique 'unitary' nib section. Only one other pen had this, the ill fated and now super rare T1. The T1 was constructed in Titanium, a metal which proved too expensive and difficult to efficiently be coerced into the complex shapes required by the design. The Falcon is essentially an updated T1 made in a more realistic material.
The pen is in remarkable condition, it has a splendid finish and is devoid of any dings or bumps. It has been fully serviced and tested. The nib performs as well as it looks, producing a very smooth medium to broad line.
In addition to the short production run and relative rarity of the Parker 50 Falcon Signet the pens future as a very collectable item is further enhanced by its unique and very striking design and the fact that this particular pen is the 'top of the range'.