The art deco styled Eversharp Doric line was introduced in 1931. The first generation design (made from 1931 – 1935) had a gold cap band that did not extend all the way to the bottom of the cap. This meant that the cap edge was prone to cracking if the pen was posted. The second generation design improved upon this problem by extending the band all the way to the cap opening.
As can be seen in the photos, this model is a first-generation pen in “Jet Black” and has a nib with an adjustable flexibility – accomplished by moving the slider seen in the photo above. The adjustable nib was touted by Eversharp as delivering “The Pen with Nine Points in One” and was brought to market in 1932 after its invention by Robert Black.
This would mean that this pen was purchased sometime between 1932 and 1935, and, although being about 85 years old, is still in excellent condition and works well as my current daily pen.
There are some very minor scratches on the section, and the edges of the 12-sided shape are not as crisp as they undoubtably once were, but this is still a wonderful pen to use and admire.
Total weight: 18 g
Body weight: 11 g
Total length (not posted): 121.6 mm
Total length(with cap): 136.3 mm
Barrel max diameter: 12.0 mm
Cap max diameter: 13.8 mm
For more information on the Eversharp Dorics, see Richard Binder’s page.