I won’t tell you how much I paid for this pen on Ebay. I’m too embarrassed. The seller’s description merely stated, “Look at the pictures. Pen sold as is.” I looked, but didn’t see the crack in the barrel where the section screws in. The crack runs from the barrel threads to approximately three-quarters of an inch up the barrel.
But the pen does have a beautiful, two-tone 18K fine Feathertouch nib. I believe the section with nib can be screwed into any Balance II barrel if you’re interested in changing out a nib on your Balance II. Or if you, or someone you know, can stabilize a crack, this is a great opportunity to add the harder-to-find, beautiful Tiger Eye finish to your Balance II collection for a (relative) pittance. $65 includes shipping within the continental U.S.
And perhaps it goes without saying: no more Ebay for me.
Thanks for your interest!
Best Wishes to All,