These vintage Conway Stewart pens will be the wagging finger in my face. “Leigh, you said you were going to focus on Japanese pens. You said.”
I will eat my words. I always do. This pen is too pretty. Produced between 1957 and 1963, the 85L has a slim, tapering profile and a single band around the cap.
The seller included the box. Inside it was the original sac, now petrified, carefully wrapped in tissue.
The nib is a medium stub. It’s semi-flexible and oodles of fun to write with.
I think there might be an air flow issue, but it’s easily solved if I ever get around to it. In the meantime the sac does take up some ink, enough for a couple of paragraphs. I dislike matching my bags to my shoes, but Private Reserve Arabian Rose and the mottled red body of the pen go together so well that I forgive them for being such a perfect pair.