I picked up this pen a little while ago from an auction site. It’s my first Swan and I am duly impressed by it. The pen packs a lot of goods in its 5 inch body – the first thing I noticed was its vibrant emerald green celluloid, in snakeskin design. Its previous owners must have kept very good care of the pen, because there are only few scratches on the cap, and almost none on the barrel. Surface luster on the backside of the cap has worn off a bit, but the barrel is still very shinny. The Swan imprint on the barrel is clear and distinct, so is the Swan logo on the clip.
The pen came without a sac, so I dipped it for a test run. Its no.1 nib is visually proportional to the size of the pen. But this little guy can pack a big punch in that, its fine line can easily and controllably spread to broad with just a bit of pressure applied. And I am just as impressed by the smoothness of the nib too. This Swan has got me intrigued about English pens. I’d definitely get a few more for my collection.
Edited by waishiu, 22 August 2009 - 02:21.