Pen closed : 13.2 cm
Cap : 6.3 cm
Uncapped : 12.1 cm
Posted : 15.7 cm
Diameter, at ink window's level : 1.2 cm
Diameter, just above the nib (at joint's level) : 0.7 cm
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Posted 06 January 2016 - 22:58
I bought one of these quite some time ago. It wrote OK when I got it - smooth, but with problematic flow. I had to press quite firmly to get a decent line and the flow was patchy - much like the OP's first photo.
So I ended up putting it away.
A few months ago, I returned to it and took it apart. This post was very helpful. Flushed it, cleaned it thoroughly, put it back together again. Still no joy.
So then I played around with the nib (gently!) and now it writes like a dream. Beautiful, juicy wet line (how I like it). I can leave it uncapped for half-an-hour and have the pen start again the moment it touches the paper (I tested). And although it doesn't feel as solid as the iconic, legendary Parker 51, I think the piston/ink window makes it a more useful item and (dare I say it) I prefer it.
The only thing is to not forget to put a little silicone grease on the threads for the hood when you put it back together...
(edited to spell "silicone" correctly)
Edited by stephanos, 06 January 2016 - 22:59.