Size: Capped - 5 inches; posted - 6 5/16 inches.
A glossy jet black celluloid Swan. This pen is in very good condition. Looking at it critically, I can see a small scratch on cap, a tiny spot of plating loss on the pocket clip ball, and some more plating loss on the filling lever. There are no cracks, chips or splits to either cap or barrel. The cap has a shallow conical shaped end with the Swan logo imprinted at the very top. The pocket clip is gold filled as it all the trim, with a ball at the bottom and the Swan logo imprinted at the shoulder. Below this is a pair of narrow cap bands, also gold filled. The main barrel imprint is in excellent condition - deep and crisp. The filling lever is fairly short for a Swan, with the usual small circular end tab that is very much a Mabie Todd trademark. The nib is a Swan No. 2 in 14 carat gold and with a fine point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth when writing and is also fairly soft, giving a tiny bit of line width variation when used with normal writing pressure, and slightly more when a little added pressure is used. It writes with a very nice wet line too and has good consistent ink flow.