This is a phenomenal made in England Mabie Todd self-filler. The red-mottled hard rubber is still in excellent condition minimal (if any) fading. The gold filled trim on this pen really sets it off as a high end luxury item, and it all looks great with no brassing. The imprints are all good and crisp. The pen is really in near mint condition. The best part is that the 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2 nib is a superlative writing and flexing nib. With normal writing it is wet, soft, and elegant XF. With just a touch of pressure this nib will flex up to BBB (1.8mm). It has a near paintbrush softness to it and yet still remains springy and quite responsive. And it just feels great when you are flexing with it. Elegant is the word that keeps coming to mind. It just looks and feels like quality in every way.
SIZE: 5 1/2″ Capped
NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm), WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
CONDITION: Near Mint
- Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
- Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
- Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
- Test driven for a week to insure quality