Simply put, this is the best example of an Emerald Patrician that I have offered for sale in 20 years of pen collecting/selling. I have had an Emerald Patrician with a price sticker, and even that one was not as nice as this. There is no brassing of the gold filled trim. There is a tiny speck on the face of the clip which looks as if the gold has been nicked. Other than that there is nothing to report. The imprint is crisp, the blind caps are black and the color is uniform and perfect except for the area covered by the cap which is a hair darker. There is no dark stain near the top of the cap or the bottom of the barrel . The nib is a medium flexy Waterman Patrician with an unusual round breather hole, not the typical diamond shape. I have not seen this breather hole before. The pen is 5 7/16 inches long. It is restored and ready to go.