Size: Capped - 129mm; posted - 154mm.
An excellent example of the rather rare and very sought-after Swan Visofil. This is one of the earlier "Mk. I" Visofil pens with the transparent filling button. The only damage I can see on this pen is a little plating wear to the edges of the cap bands. This is a very common occurrence with these pens and is not usually noticeable unless you are using a loupe. The cap has a flat black hard rubber top button that holds on the gold filled Swan pocket clip. This has the Swan logo at the shoulder and a ball shaped terminal. Below the pocket clip are two narrow gold filled bands. Both cap and barrel are made from a very attractive green and black marbled celluloid that has a good original sheen to it and no noticeable scratches or other damage. The end of the barrel unscrews to reveal the filling button. This shows some mild internal staining, but is still translucent with a blue colour caste. I have fully restored the filling mechanism and it now works perfectly, giving the pen a very decent ink capacity. The barrel imprint is very clear and deep and shows little if any wear. The nib on this pen is a Swan No. 2 and is made from 14 carat gold with a medium point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib is very smooth, and really quite soft. I wouldn't quite class this as a semi-flexible nib, but it is very close. It is easily capable of line width variation from a fine to a good generous medium with very little effort.
A very rare pen - we really don't get these very often at all!