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Alacrity59

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I have been carrying a Jinhao 51A for a couple of months. It is not quite a Parker but it is pretty darn good. I've tried various Heros, Noodlers, and other inexpensive pens. This thing is quite Parker like. . . pull off the cap even if you have not used it for a week and it writes.

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tankerjohn

A little poofier than I prefer
I have been carrying a Jinhao 51A for a couple of months. It is not quite a Parker but it is pretty darn good. I've tried various Heros, Noodlers, and other inexpensive pens. This thing is quite Parker like. . . pull off the cap even if you have not used it for a week and it writes.

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Nice! Those Chinese 51 knockoffs do have actual Parker heritage. The Communist government seized the Parker factory in Shanghai when it came to power in 1949 and has been cranking out 51s ever since. I don’t know if the Hero/Jinhao pens are using the old Parker machining, but apparently the Chinese pens are close enough that the parts will fit in vintage Parker 51s.
 
A Waterloo Blue Parker Jotter ballpoint pen:



I wasn't actually looking for another pen but it was priced at only $13.98 or so at my local Staples store and I couldn't resist a Jotter in that colour. Proof positive that a super cool pen doesn't have to cost a gentleman an arm and a leg.

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tankerjohn

A little poofier than I prefer
Gray marbled Pelikan M200 w Noodlers 54th Massachusetts. Noodlers ink still doesn’t jive with me.

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nemo

Cheaper than ink
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Modern Pelikan M400 fine point gold nib + Thornton's royal blue ink
 
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