Size: Capped - 137mm; posted - 163mm.
An impressive and glossy Swan Leverless pen with a large and superb Swan No. 4 nib. This pen is in the unusual extremely dark blue colour - in some lights it looks black, but in good natural light you can see that it is indeed blue. It is in excellent condition, with plating wear to the upper surface of the ball-shaped pocket clip terminal being the only damage that I can spot, and that with the aid of a loupe. This is one of those post-war torpedo shaped Swans. Both the barrel end and cap top taper quite sharply to a point. The cap is fitted with a gold filled Swan pocket clip with the Swan logo imprinted at the shoulder, a ridged stem and a ball at the bottom. There are three gold filled cap bands - a wider band flanked by two narrow ones. The barrel has a good sharp imprint and a blind cap that is twisted to fill the pen. The nib is a nice large Swan No. 4 made from 14 carat gold and in a fine to medium point. I have installed a new pressure bar into this pen, and as a result, the filling kob is a little bit stiff. This should ease in time as the pen is used.
I have fully serviced this pen. It writes with a very smooth action. It lays down an excellent wet line. The nib is a large No. 4 size, and does have some softness, giving a time bit of line width variation as you write.