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Although the nib is in excellent condition, I don't use it. I prefer modern Japanese EF nibs.

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Great pen. I have a couple in this material, and both have distortion mid cap. Is yours also a bit warped in that location?

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Hi, my pen looks to have the warping issue also.  It is however slight warping. Since these pens are close to 100 years old, they may have sustained exposure to various environments. This could also be related to the manufacturing process itself. Is there a difference between the ones made in England and the US? Over time, plastics are not 100% stable. I would consider the warping normal.

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Looks so beautiful in all aspects.

Size , shape, colour and model it looks very elegant. I truly believe every Swan pen's writing have a character and a personality of it's own!!!

How dose it write ? 

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I don't use the pen. I don't want to risk damaging it when changing the ink sac. They only last about 4-5 years anyway.

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1 hour ago, J-F-O said:

I don't use the pen. I don't want to risk damaging it when changing the ink sac. They only last about 4-5 years anyway.

What a shame - they're such a joy to use. I love the thought of all the words that have been written with them before mine.

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I have a Swan pen born in the 1906 precisely It has survived up-to-day ,has scars of tooth marks at the end of the barrel.

( It seems funny that lot of people seems to have mental problems so just like nail biting pen biting too had been a regular disorder )

But this pen is alive and works beautifully for it's age. It will be there for another couple of hundred of years.

This is true to any pen and they are meant for using. Perhaps someone could baby them and use them sparingly or they could prison the pens jail them in a showcase as a show peace.

I  think it is hard and very hard to convince anybody with a story about a risk of damaging a pen by using it.

I know so many people know what is dip writing is??

Dip writing  is good for any pen. Fountain pen, pointed dip pen, Glass dip pen, feather scroll pen as well as bamboos or paint brush etc.

So why not at least try that way to avoid any risks??:rolleyes:

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