This is a small and slender Balance, measuring 4.73" capped and 0.42" barrel diameter. To be honest, this pen is not up to my usual exacting cosmetic standards. However, it is such a great writer, that I decided to list it. So here is your chance to win an affordable Sheaffer Balance that writes really, really well.
The nib is a #5 Feather Touch Fine that is firm but smooth. I tuned it to flow well, giving you a nice, smooth line that never hesitates. A pleasure to write with.
Cosmetically, it is not the prettiest pen you've ever seen. The celluloid is free of any major defects, but there's some surface wear. The clip looks like it had seen better days, but the gold plating is in good shape. The filling mechanism was restored by a colleague of mine (a reputable US-based restorer), so I didn't change anything there. It works as well as it should. To order, please visit my Store.