The Parker Falcon was launched at the end of 1978 but just four years later production ended, in 1982. The Falcon was based on the earlier, iconic T1 but instead of titanium was made in steel, much less costly to manufacture. Nonetheless it was and is a very striking design and during it’s short life, was very successful. The first model was the flighter in brushed stainless steel, looking most like the T1. In 1980 a black matte pen was added followed by this brown matte model and in 1981 the gold filled Signet.
The Falcon pens are classic 1970s industrial design and very good writers. Sometimes called the “poor man’s” T1 they are much more user-friendly, not suffering the nib problems that deter T1 owners from using their pen. Best to admire the T1 and write with a Facon!
This model of the Falcon has a textured metal dark brown cap and barrel with a contrasting lighter brown section sliced by the integrated gold nib. This pen has the date code “QI” for 1980 and is therefore a first year pen and is new old stock (NOS). The nib is a fine point and the pen is complete with the original converter and also takes the modern Parker cartridges. Closed the pen is 13cm and when the cap is posted the pen is 14.3cm.
Condition: New Old Stock, unused and complete with the original converter.
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