Note that I said first because the design simply grows on you and you find that no matter how much you resist, somehow it's necessary to get just one more.
The 70s came and went and the 80s and most of the 90s, and Sheaffer introduced the Legacy, a modern interpretation of the 1959-1968 PFM and so I just had to add one more.
But there was no snorkel and it was heavy and it just didn't feel the same and how could Sheaffer screw up a work of art and the closest thing to the perfect pen ever made and ...
... time passed and I began to notice how balanced the pen was and that it wrote just like a Sheaffer is supposed to write and it was smooth and looked great and ... was being used more often then my PFMs.
Maybe this isn't heresy, maybe they did know what they were doing, maybe I do need another Legacy
and then Legacy 2
and then Legacy Heritage, and soon I found I had more Legacy series pens and used the Legacy series pens far more then my PFMs.
From top to bottom: PFMV, two Legacy and then two Legacy 2s.
So far in this series of reviews we've looked at the plain Sterling Silver Legacy GT as seen in the center above and the Legacy Heritage Sterling Silver Victorian and now let's turn to one that came out about a year before the Victorian, the Legacy Heritage Interrupted Barleycorn GT.
As you can see it is a simple design of barleycorn guilloche interrupted by sold plain bars. Like all Sheaffer pens the look is timeless and classic, simple yet never boring, changing with the light and surroundings, becoming more than just a tool.
It has the classic Sheaffer inlaid nib, is a cartridge converter (still using the old press bar squeeze converter), is boringly reliable, utterly smooth, great control, balance and feedback, just another near perfect pen.
The nib on this one is a medium and like most Sheaffer mediums, very close to true width and a moderately wet writer. Right now it's filled with some Sheaffer Blue/Black ink that may even be older than the pen itself.
So, if the Plain Sterling is too plain, and the Victorian too fancy, maybe the Barleycorn GT will be just right.
Edited by jar, 21 March 2012 - 18:52.