The nib is labeled 14k gold, but the outside is not. Minor wear on the outside due to normal use.The snorkel does seem to need a little looking after, as it does not extend on it's own. The item "Vintage Sheaffer 14k Gold Black Snorkel Fountain Pen White Dot 1960s" is in sale since Friday, March 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Sheaffer". The seller is "starla479" and is located in Arlington, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.