In 1997 Parker decided to launch two versions of the iconic snake model: one with a silver overlay ( photo on the left ) and another one with a gold overlay. On the right you can see a prototype wich I bought from a former Parker employe without nib and feeder. In 2006 I decided to fit the pen with a modern Duofold feeder and nib because after years of searching It has been impossible to buy an original Parker snake nib! In my opinion if Parker decided to launch the red version it would be a great success because this red colour similar to red hard rubber remains a mytic colour among collectors !!!
Details of the two nibs: the original one and the other one, ( a moderne duofold ).