If you are not familiar or did not get around to reading about them.. Ray bought a bunch of these back from Pakistan.... they are rather inexpensive pens over there..
The pen emulates the Parker 51 but is a slimmer design..
The pen measures 5.375 capped, 5.75 posted and is approx .437 diameter and very light in weight...
It features a hooded nib that is definately an oriental fine.. but surprisingly for the price of the pen a very nice wet writing nib on this pen... the burgundy wrote a bit drier, but also had Noodler's RedBlack in it.
I looked at the nibs under magnification and they had a good size iridium nib... however the iridium was not evenly ground... but then again remember we are discussing a $8 pen and that included shipping from England.
The aerometric filling system was a joy and holds a good amount of ink and has a clear sac. It also filled almost to the top of the sac. The threads on the section are clear plastic so you can see when you are getting low on ink.
I decided to write with this pen for a couple of days before giving a complete report. To say that I am very pleased with this purchase would be an understatement. This is a very nice writing pen... I borrowed an Hero 100 to test against it and it perfomed as well or better than the Hero with the same ink.
I don't know if Ray has any more of these available, but if he does and you are looking for a decent pen to bang around with, this is it. I will state, however, that I don't think you are going to want to bang around the cap... it is thin metal...
Edited by OldGriz, 20 January 2006 - 14:23.