A superb Maxwell Leonard 40M-5, an 8′ 2-piece, 2-tip rod, serial #304. From the early Maxwell period at Leonard. Mint and original – the paper and gum strips are still on the grip. This is the “standard” Leonard model. Blonde cane wraps are tan, with brown at the ferrules and keeper. Impeccable Maxwell varnish job. Mortised maple seat with an oxidized cap and ring. Pewter oxidized ferrules. It is straight as the day it left the stop. The initials “DD” (Dennis Denaxis) are inked on the grip tissue paper. The action is very nice as well, feeling quick fairly far up the rod but still with plenty of flex. An excellent rod – I wish I could keep it!