I don’t know much about the history of this pen, except what I read in the Penhero.com article about the Deluxe Mother of Pearl (different pen). If you, fellow FPNers would like to contribute to the review, I humbly ask you to do so.
Looks, size, weight 4/5
Aside from the pretty black and green stripes, one thing that attracts me to this pen is the condition of the gold fill trim. It is, I mean, really, really good!!! Considering what has been said about the wearing of the plating on these Wearever pens, this one is in great shape. The barrel imprint says: "Wearever Deluxe North Bergen New Jersey”. The imprint is not very strong, I had to use talcum to make it more visible. The clip reads: Wearever.
It measures about 5 1/8” capped and 6 3/8” posted. Very light pen and very comfortable to write with the cap posted. The pen does have a couple of flaws, but I listed them at the end, under “flaws” (obviously!!).
Filling system 4/5Lever filler. It came with a new sac installed. But, it does not take a lot of ink in the bladder. I haven’t taken it apart to see if the sac is too small or what have you… so for now, I’ll use it as is.
Nib 4/5NOT GOLD! Ok, that’s fine! It’s engraved “Special Alloy made in USA”. After a bit of tweaking I got it working very well. It’s a med point very smooth and wet with a little bit of flex.
Ebay buy. I wish it would have cost less, but at roughly $25 USD, including shipping charges… I guess I can live with it. I’ve grown fond of my 3rd tier Wearever pens (I also own a Pioneer and Pennant, not bad writes at all!!).
The end cap does not align with the barrel (you’ll probably see it in the pics I’m posting). The cap band came loose and I secured it with a tiny bit of shellac (I hope I did ok????)
All in all, I’m happy with my pen. I already inked it up with Waterman Fla Blue and put in the rotation. Would I recommend you buy one of these. YES, if you can find it this clean… maybe you can get it for less money too!!!
So there it is. Hope you like my “not so great” pics. And don’t forget to comment and/or give me some more info on this pen.
Ciao, for now...
Edited by lovemy51, 23 July 2008 - 09:52.