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Sheaffer Pfm Iii Fp & Bp


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#1 soapytwist

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 22:27

I have only owned PFMs in the last couple of years, although I always knew I wanted one; it was only when the opportunity to buy one at the right price came along that I joined the club. I bought the ballpoint soon after as part of an Imperial IV set - I'm not sure whether there was a specific BP and MP for the PFM (maybe someone can update me), but it certainly looks similar to the pens in PFM sets that I've seen. It looks close enough for me anyway!

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I love the PFM, and I can completely understand why they are sought after. Apart from their snorkel fillers, they aren't made that differently from their Imperial counterparts, but the difference is in the ergonomics and the looks of the pen. They are wonderful to hold and write with, and I particularly like the bulbous shape of the cap on the all-plastic PFMs.

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The ballpoint bears hardly any resemblance to the fountain pen; it has lost the looks and size in comparison, and it feels extraordinarily thin if you pick it up after the PFM. Only the clip and the colour really give you any feeling that the pens are related. Thankfully when Sheaffer released the Legacy, they beefed up the size of the other pens to match the FP.

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The ballpoint is clip-actuated, and the action is very definite. I would imagine, however, that the clips on well-used pens must be very worn! It is also a very light pen to the point of being insubstantial - even a Parker Jotter has more weight to it.

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#2 kuno

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:33

Beautiful! How well does it write?

#3 Hugh200au

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:11

Nice find, I enjoy my PFM. On the ballpoint I'm of the understanding it's not specifically a "PFM" bp, just a ballpoint sold with the PFM as well as other models...I guess "generic" to some degree.

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#4 greencobra

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 13:51

Ahhh soapy, you've done it again!! :notworthy1: Beautiful set for sure and speaking of PFM, one of my all time favs now. Yah, that BP does look measly alongside it's beefier counterpart.
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#5 Nikolaos

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 19:44

the PFM is a great pen! Thanks for the good review and photos

Nikolaos






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