Date: c 1990s
Size: Capped - 5 3/4 inches; posted - 5 7/8 inches.
Date: c 2000s
Size: Capped - 5 3/4 inches; posted - 5 15/16 inches.
A beautiful glossy deep blue lacquered Carene Deluxe. This pen is an old stock item. It has never been used, and apart from me dipping the tip of the nib to get the writing sample below, it has never seen ink. It is in pristine condition, although not boxed. This is a very substantial pen with a good heft. The cap tapers to quite a point, and has a pierced and spring-loaded gold plated Waterman pocket clip, and a cap lip band. The body of the cap is deeply fluted and finished in polished silver or possibly rhodium plate. The barrel has a gold plated end piece with a flat black disc inset into the slanted bottom. The barrel unscrews to allow the pen to be filled. You can use the supplied ink converter to fill from a bottle, or if you prefer you can use standard Waterman ink cartridges. The section is black with a gold plated clutch ring and the unique shaped inlaid nib is made from 18 carat gold. It is in a fine point.
The nib writes with a very smooth action with a good consistent medium width line.