This one’s a clipless Leverless (doesn’t that just trip off the tongue?). Either V. Newby didn’t use his or her pen very much or she/he was very careful with it, because the chasing and imprints are like new, as is the gold plating on the rings.
Now there’s a thing! I haven’t seen a ring arrangement like that before, with two plain narrow bands on either side of a milled band just broad enough to be called medium. The effect is very pleasing.
It’s not only a clipless Leverless, it’s a numberless clipless Leverless. I may be reading too much into that but quite a few of the early numberless Leverless pens that I have seen seem to vary from the usual trim. Could it be that these are bespoke pens, and this is a pen assembled to V. Newby’s own specifications?
In any case, it’s a superb pen with its crisp imprint and Swan image on the top of the cap. It’s a big pen at 13.7cm capped. The nib is a No.2 and it gives quite a bit of line variation.