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Posted 18 December 2010 - 15:22
Appearance (8/10)- It’s a Sheaffer No-Nonsense, with a screw-in black section, and a flat-top cap, which screws on, with the word “SHEAFFER” on the clip, which I find isn’t flexible enough for my tastes. Like I said earlier, it has a soccer-ball print on the plastic cap and body.
Quality (7/10)- This is by no stretch of the imagination an expensive pen, and it shows. Despite that, it still holds together well enough, with the possible exception of the cap band, which spins, and the little doohickey that goes into the top of the cap, which I believe fell out. Even if it didn’t, it looks like it did.
Weight and Dimensions (8/10)- The length of this pen is 5 3/16 inches capped, 4 13/16 inches uncapped, and roughly 6 inches posted. It is very light, due to the all plastic construction, and I can’t feel much of a difference in terms of balance between posted and not posted.
Nib (8/10)- It uses an open steel nib, with a medium-sized point, which it about the same size as a 1980-90‘s Sheaffer School Pen’s fine nib. It is fairly smooth, considering.
Filling System (6/10)- This pen uses the proprietary Sheaffer cartridge-converter system. Nothing more to say, really.
Cost and Value (10/10)- With a cost of nothing, this is the best value I could get unless I found a free Montblanc sitting in my doorway.
Conclusion (~8/10)- This is a good-enough pen, provided you can get it at a low enough price, although it will never be a daily writer for me.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 16:43
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Posted 18 December 2010 - 21:01
I think a lot of the Sheaffer steel nibs from this era (including the 330 I bought from Peyton Street Pens) are really great writers. A little on the "light" side, in terms of weight, but very good value for the money.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:58
enjoy yours, Vargouille!
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 05:54
I am always looking for new penpals! Send me a pm if you'd like to exchange correspondence.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 17:41
and which color looks best?
im thiniking of buying either the 3-pack of sports, or 1 or 2 of the solid colors.
the gold-plated ones seem to temp fate - scratches, anyone?
Edited by amyx231, 01 March 2011 - 17:43.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 19:54
I have carried it around and used it without any special care and I see no scratches or marks.
It still works as well as it always did.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:05
NN are a lot of pen for their money. Superbly balanced, light, smooth, fuss-free, and can be converted to ED with a bit of silicon grease. What more could you want?
Love 'em to bits.