Which brand makes the tallest and fattest desk pens?
Posted 24 November 2009 - 06:26
Posted 24 November 2009 - 21:16
Strangely, large did not seem to be a desirable attribute in desk pens - long but, not large. Sheaffer never made anything greater than a medium width desk pen at .445" (11mm). Parker with their pen that converts into a senior Doufold is the largest that I have at .525" (13mm). The Parker is slightly shorter than the Sheaffer at 8 1/4" to the Sheaffers' 8 3/8". I am not aware of any maker that made larger in the classic period. There are modern Japanese desk pens that are quite immense - I've seen them but, I don't have any for comparison.
Largest Sheaffer I could find next to black and pearl w/matching taper and marine green w/matching taper.
The black and pearl is a 3-25
Largest Sheaffer next to the lapis Parker (I usually have the Parker inked up and in use as it is now)
Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:08
Posted 27 November 2009 - 11:31
As an aside, was Sheaffer the only manufacturer that made desk pens which can be screwed tightly inside the humidor/trumpet holders? My Wahl desk pens fit very poorly inside the trumpet humidor, tending to lean to one side rather than standing straigh. My pens and holders look identical to the black set posted by another FPNer:
Edited by Pepin, 27 November 2009 - 11:31.