Size: Capped - 127mm; posted - 148mm
A very attractive dark blue Slimfold in excellent condition. There are no splits, cracks or chips and not even any noticeable scratches on either barrel or cap. All trim is rolled gold and again has no damage. The only thing I would remark on is a little discolouration to the end of the metal sac guard - this is only seen., of course, when you are filling the pen. The cap is topped with a conical blue 'jewel' and has a washer style arrow pocket clip and narrow 'deco' engraved cap band. The barrel unscrews to reveal the Aerometric filler. The original pliglass ink sac is still present and nice and supple with only minor internal ink staining, it retains a little of its original transparency. The nib is a shiny Parker No. 5 in 14 carat gold. It is an extra fine point. The original black and white criss-cross paperboard box is also in very nice condition Inside, the pad is lined with a silvery-grey coloured satin. It is all lovely and clean. Also in the box is the original instruction sheet, with a date on it of Christmas Eve 1973.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth and writes with a lovely wet and consistent line. It is a soft nib and will even provide for a tiny bit of line width variation.