Apart from sales stock I have thirty or forty pens of my own. Mostly they are chosen purely for their writing capability.
This one is a Swan 1060, not the wartime one but the post-war torpedo-shaped pen. It is unsaleable because of a hairline cap lip crack. That could be repaired but the chemicals involved are dangerous to someone with a breathing problem. As my husband is so afflicted I no longer carry out that repair.
This pen qualified as a keeper on two counts: it is a Leverless, a filling system I admire and the nib is a very pleasant fine. It is semiflexible and the line variation is very easily invoked. I don’t usually care about flex but it can be nice for some things – addressing an envelope, for instance.
The pen was made in the late forties, a year or two older than the aforesaid husband. He says he wishes he had worn so well. He could live with a lip crack if the rest of him looked so good!