December 4, 2014 5 Comments
Lately, time has been running away with me, with the result that I’ve done few blog entries. I was determined to make up for that tonight, despite the fact that I had only a few minutes to spare. Quick photos done under strip light don’t give the best results. I know that, and yet I still continue to do it. These photos don’t do justice to a rare and beautiful pen.
It’s a Blackbird of the BB2 range and I believe that this grey, red, bronze and black marbled pattern is the one that is coded 39. I’ve seen one occasionally but I’ve never had one in my hands before. It was issued without a clip and an accommodation clip has been fitted later.
It’s quite unlike any of the other Swan patterns that I have seen. The individual patches of colour are small and the effect is like the fragmented colouring that you see in some geological samples. It may be that this is one of the patterns that also appears in Visofils.
As if that wasn’t enough, the small nib is a flexible stub!