This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. The cap is stamped with, "SHEAFFER Made in U.S.A." This Sheaffer Snorkel measures 5 1/2" in length capped and 6 1/2" posted.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the Fountain Pen NIB, collar/section, feed, and tube. Hand polished the cap and two-tone 14K Nib. There is no brassing or wear to the cap or the gold-filled clip and cap banding. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of the fountain pen. I installed a new silicone sac, o-ring, and point seal - all been replaced with correct reproduction parts. This Sheaffer Pen has been disassembled, cleaned and inspected for any defects before reassembling. The snorkel tube moves freely and draws ink as it should.
The 14K Sheaffer NIB is designated X5 which makes it extra fine Nib. The point measures roughly .46mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with a fine line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures roughly .49mm to .58mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
The Touchdown filling system has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned/restored, put back together and added a dab of pure silicone to the Touchdown filling system for ease and smooth operational use. The filling system now has perfect suction and works flawlessly.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This Sheaffer Snorkel Fountain Pen in the High-Cachet Peacock Blue Color is in ready to write condition or just add to writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer Snorkel Set to easily grade in Excellent Condition.
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