Type Excellent snorkel fountain pen. The first year snorkels had a gold snorkel tube like this one.
Product Name Sheaffer Valiant
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer, USA - 1952 (the pen is from the first year 1952)
Length Fountain pen is 5-9/16",
Filling System Snorkel filler - working perfectly, fully restored with new sac, O-ring and point gasket. We'll send instructions on how to use the snorkel filling system.
Color Burgundy body and cap. Gold plated trim. The pen has a 3/8" wide cap band marked 14k.
Nib This is a two-tone fine nib with a "Waverley" up-turn. It has a good amount of tipping material, and feels very smooth and firm.
Condition Excellent condition. There is light scratching all over, but no individual marks. The ridges on the blind cap look perfect! There is some slight brassing on the sides of the clip. The imprint is slightly smoothed down, but is still easily readable.