Size: Capped - 5 5/16 inches; posted - 6 3/8 inches.
A stunning shiny Imperial Brass Sheaffer Targa. This pen has no damage that I can see on it at all, and as far as I can make out has never actually been filled with ink, though I did just dip the nib to get the writing sample below. The flat-topped cap has a machined brass disc inset into the top with a pierced pocket clip with the Sheaffer white dot at the top. The cap lip is imprinted with the Imperial Brass roundel, with "SHEAFFER" and USA" to the sides. The barrel also has a brass insert in the end. It unscrews to allow the pen to be refilled. It is fitted with the original Aerometric-style ink converter which is undamaged, works well and looks to me like it has never seen ink. It can also be used with standard Sheaffer ink cartridges. The nib is a superb 14 carat gold inlaid nib. It is in a medium point. The box is a standard brown leatherette Sheaffer box with a pinky coloured satin lid lining and a flocked pad in the same colour.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is just superb. It produces an extremely smooth, wet and medium width line. It also has a little softness, giving just a tiny bit of line width variation.
A really superb writer and a gorgeous looking pen to boot!