Size: Capped - 5 3/16 inches; posted - 5 3/4 inches.
A beautiful gold electroplated Imperial. There are no dings on this pen, no brassing of the gold plate - under a loupe I can see just the usual very fine and wispy scratches that you seem to get with even the most careful use. Both barrel and cap are decorated with vertical fluting. The cap has a gold plated spring-loaded pocket clip with the Sheaffer's white dot at the top. The barrel has an empty cartouche. The barrel unscrews and this pen can be filled either with the original Sheaffer ink converter that is already fitted in the pen, or if you prefer you can use Sheaffer ink cartridges. The nib is one of Sheaffer's excellent inlaid models and is in a fine width point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth and writes with a lovely wet and fine width consistent line.