Hand cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Hand cleaned the inside of the barrel and cap with mineral oil. Cleaned and polished the outside of the cap and barrel along with the 14K Aikin Lambert Nib.
This fountain pen is made from Black hard rubber with the Gold Filled Overlay that is known as a Cable Twist and has a small Snail pattern accent which is absolutely incredible and in Excellent condition. The Aikin Lambert Taper Cap displays little wear and the barrel is super clean. The Taper Cap and barrel are excellent with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. There are no cracks or repairs to the hard rubber and the hard rubber is in excellent condition with much less to normal wear and usage. This Aikin Lambert measures 6 1/8" in length capped and 7 3/8" posted.
This Aikin Lambert Taper Cap Fountain Pen is an Eyedropper Fill type. I have tested the filling system with water and work as it was originally intended to.
The Aikin Lambert Fountain Pen has a smooth writing Aikin Lambert 14K #2 Nib. The iridium tipping is in excellent condition with the iridium point measuring .75mm or a medium point. When writing the sample in the listing images, the NIB writes with a medium to double broad stroke/line. The medium line measures roughly .59mm and will flex to a double broad stroke/line of 1.73mm with medium to firm pressure when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample provided was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
This Aikin Lambert Taper Cap Fountain Pen is in beautiful condition. The Gold Filled Cable Twist with Snail accent overlay is quite scarce - it really is an incredible design and really gives this pen a rich design. This is a great example of work to add to one's writing arsenal collection.
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