Mabie Todd Swan SM100/63
March 2, 2013 6 Comments
Swan had the best colours. They don’t come any more beautiful than this.
I expect that when this pen came on sale back in the thirties, it cost the same as the plain black one. Things are a little different now. These pens, like the colourful Visofils and Jackdaws are hard to come by now, and expensive when they do appear. I count myself fortunate that this is the third russet/jade marble pen I’ve had in all the years I’ve been buying pens.
This pen isn’t just a pretty face, either. It has a high-shouldered oblique nib with a little flex to it, which makes for a nice writer.
I think it needs to be said at this point that I can’t make this pen available for private sale. It will have to go up on the sales site. I got into all sorts of hot water over privately selling a pen that everyone wanted recently. The burnt child minds the fire, as they say here in Scotland.
Want another look at those colours? Go on, then!