I don't often use the "G" word, but a pen that, for me, has been closest to a Grail has finally landed. I bought my first Sheaffer Ebony Pearl within a few months after becoming involved in pens (about 5 years ago), and I've always wanted an OS. I know, they can be had, but I wanted to find it the hard - and economical, if possible - way. I've been vigilant, and today the set below arrived, in excellent shape; a brief wipe-down with soft cloth show this to be as nice a condition as an 80-yr-old user pen can be. Sold to me by the single owner's son, I will give it a good home, and I'm quite happy. Once I've done a restore on it (dead sac needs replacing with silicone version), I'll put up some 'after' pics (below is one from the auction). This set me back < $90.00.