Size: Capped - 5 3/8 inches; posted - 5 3/4 inches.
This Sheaffer Imperial is in excellent condition with no damage noted to either barrel or cap. The pen is in a very attractive glossy jet black colour with a brushed textured chrome plated cap and polished chrome plated pocket clip. The flat-topped square-section cap has a short, straight clip bearing the Sheaffer white dot. There is a narrow polished band at the lip with the imprint just above. The barrel is similarly flat-ended. The section is black to match the barrel. The pen is fitted with Sheaffer's superb inlaid nib in a medium point. Unscrewing the barrel allows the fitting of either a standard Sheaffer ink cartridge or you can use a standard Sheaffer ink converter (not included) if you wish to use bottled ink. The original box is also in excellent shape. It has a red flocked plastic form-fitting pad with a flat, transparent lid. Underneath the instruction sheet is tucked into a slot in the case - you unfold the stand to access it.
I have fully serviced this pen. It writes very smoothly with a very nice wet and generous medium width line.