The nib is a Sheaffer Lifetime 14k broad stub, very hard to find. This pen sat untouched for years, long enough for the 14k gold to develop a beautiful surface toning toward the nib base. This rainbow patina could be wiped away with a jeweler's cloth if desired, but many collectors will want to leave it in place, as a kind of condition provenance. The nib is an excellent broad stub. The iridium has nice rounded edges, and it writes smoothly without catching.
I would not call it flexible, but the nib has a responsiveness, becoming more generous when you lean into the curves. This pen is in excellent condition, with no chips, no hairlines, no bites, no damage.Also, there is no brassing of the gold filled trim, not even on the ball of the clip. This beauty carries only very light signs of careful use. The lever filler works well and has a new ink sac, ready to write. I've written several pages with this pen, and it performed perfectly, delivering ink smoothly and predictably, with no hiccups or surprises. Black and Pearl Sheaffers in this combination of color, condition, and nib are rarely offered.
Don't miss this one. The item "Sheaffer Senior Flat Top Fountain Pen, Black & Pearl, Broad Stub, Exceptional" is in sale since Thursday, May 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Sheaffer". The seller is "meridian_trader" and is located in Mount Auburn, Illinois.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.