Size: Capped - 5 1/8; Posted - 6 1/16 inches.
This is one of the "thin model" Touchdown pens, only made in 1950 and 1951. This one is in excellent condition and is in glossy burgundy. I can see absolutely no damage at all on this pen. The tapered cap had spring-loaded gold filled Sheaffer's pocket clip and a medium width gold filled cap band. All the trim is bright and shiny with no wear or brassing. The barrel end blind cap unscrews to allow the filling plunger to be withdrawn. The filling mechanism inside the pen is all in lovely original and undamaged condition. The barrel imprint is quite shallow as most of the imprints are on these pens, but it shows no wear, and is complete. The ribbed section has an amber coloured translucent "window" to show when the ink is running low. Visibility through the window is excellent wit none of the usual ink staining. The nib is a two-tone 14 carat gold Sheaffer Feather Touch No. 5 in a fine point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth and it writes with an excellent wet and consistent fine width line.
A lovely looking pen - and a beautiful writer.