Size: Capped - 5 1/4 inches, posted - 6 1/4 inches.
A top-flight pen from Conway Stewart, this is an early model 58 fountain pen made from glossy classic black celluloid and fitted with a superb 14 carat gold nib. This pen is in very good condition with no noticeable scratches to either cap or barrel, it is beautifully glossy and can not have been much used. The only damage I can see a little bit of plating wear to the edges and raised portions of the pocket clip. You can see this on the close-up photos below; it is hardly noticeable to the naked eye. The cap has an aluminium conical end "jewel" with a gold plated bezel, three cap bands, and long straight pocket clip. The clip has the "CS" logo at the top within a diamond shaped cartouche and another diamond at the bottom. The barrel imprint is very crisp and still quite deep. It identifies this as an early model 58 pen. It is fitted with a short gold filled filling lever with a diamond and "CS" logo imprinted within the circular end tab. The glossy black section holds the super No. 58 Conway Stewart nib, which is 14 carat gold, undamaged, and in a fine point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth in use and produces an excellent wet and consistent fine width line.
The 58 is the archetypal 1950s Conway Stewart, and the black with gold trim is such a classic combination.