Size: Capped - 4 13/16 inches; posted - 6 1/16 inches.
A lovely glossy blue marbled celluloid Blackbird. This pen is in excellent condition with no noticeable surface scratches, chips or cracks - I really can't see anything wrong with this pen at all. The cap has a slightly convex top with a "BLACKBIRD" imprint near the crown on the opposite side to the pocket clip. The clip itself is chrome plated with a ball at the bottom and the Blackbird logo imprinted at the top. The main barrel imprint is in excellent condition - deep and crisp. The filling lever is also chrome plated and has the small circular end tab that is very much a Mabie trademark mark. The nib is the original Blackbird in 14 carat gold and with a very nice fine point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth when writing and lays down a good fine width wet and consistent line. This nib is quite soft and will produce a little line width variation as you write with no more than usual writing pressure,
A very nice older Blackbird pen.,