Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filler Red Mottled – Super Flex (On Ebay)
This is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan self-filler in red mottled hard rubber. The hard rubber has faded over time but still has some good color. The black hard rubber section has also faded to a brown. The imprints are mostly worn off though and parts are barely readable. The gold-filled lever has some brassing on the edge, though you can’t tell without magnification. The pen had no original clip, but was fitted with this gorgeous gold-filled accommodation clip with a beautiful design. Definitely a expensive upgrade to the pen. The 14kt. #2 “Swan” nib is a lovely writing fine stub (0.5mm) with some good line variation. It writes normally with medium wetness and is very smooth. The flex is also amazingly smooth and when you open up the nib the ink really flows. Just a little bit of pressure can drastically increase the line variation. The nib goes from 0.5mm to 2.0mm (BBB). It’s a high quality gorgeous pen that will make a fantastic daily writer and gives you great flex besides.
SIZE: 5 3/8″ Capped
NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F/M to BBB (0.5mm-2.0mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- 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