Name: Waterman Le Man 100 Briar Wood Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Maker: Waterman, France c1987
Colour: Briar Wood / Gold Trim
Nib: 18k Gold Waterman Ideal Nib - Medium
Filling System: Waterman Ink Converter / Cartridge Compatible
Condition: Serviced, Near Mint
The Le Man 100 was introduced in 1983 for the Waterman's 100th anniversary and was discontinued around the year 2000. It is a neo classic pen and one of the great fountain pens of all time, produced in a variety of a captivating finishes, from the Patrician's, Fountainebleu's and The limited edition Étoile, the special editions were particularly seminal.
The briar wood is no exception, it is one of three special limited edition wood finishes, which include, The Briar Wood Limited Edition (1987), The Macassar Wood Limited Edition (1987), and The Olive Wood Limited Edition (1988).
It is a full sized pen measuring over 14cm in length, with a weighty feel in the hand, the warm feel of the briar wood in the hand is particularly pleasant, as are the burled characteristics of the briad wood itself. The cap posts securely with a click to the rear of the barrel giving a full sized pen a wand like feel. The nib is a superb 18k gold medium, which writes a smooth medium line.
The pen comes fully serviced and boxed in its original Waterman stain lined case, complete with a Waterman ink converter installed, instructions and Waterman IDEAL certificate of authenticity
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings.
There are only the lightest signs of use, tiny micro scratching present, but otherwise a mint example. Superb
The nib writes a smooth medium line.
Length Capped: 144mm
Length Uncapped: 132mm
Length Posted: 169mm
Section Diameter: 9mm
Barrel Diameter: 10mm
Cap Diameter: 11mm