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#1 Green Maned Lion

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 21:53



First: Transcription of my AWFUL handwriting-

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Sheaffer NoNonsense as Eyedropper

Please keep in mind that my handwriting has, in the past few months,
greatly improved, but it is still awful. This is a several years old Sheaffer
NoNonsense that has its body eye-dropped with Noodler's Black ink. It has
a medium steel ball-point (rather than italic) nib. The nib is generally stiff
but with sufficient pressure can offer some line variations: -------  ---------
The pen, after some use, has a very smooth nib. It has not leaked and I use
no sealant on the threads. Paper is Southworth Cotton.

                                          Jesse


I use no sealant on the barrell for this. It does not leak. It writes with awesome smoothness. I paid about $5 for this pen a few years back. The screw on cap provides double protection against leakage. The paper is Southworth Connoisseur Collection 100% cotton 20 lb, which has very little show through and no bleeding.

Frankly, used as an eye dropper, this is perhaps the best value on the market, and if you can find one, you'll learn to love it. A good fountain pen can be pretty cheap. And this proves it.
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#2 Slush99

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 21:55

Thanks for that awesome review. That's a beautiful pen!
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 22:07

Thanks for the review and the writing sample, Jesse.

Those No-Nonsense pens are delightfully inexpensive. My wife bought one as a present for me, which also came with a bottle of Levenger Gemstone Green. I believe your pen looks like a marbled blue -- I've got the green.

You are right about the nib. Unbelievably smooth. I wondered about turning it into an eyedropper, but never got around to experimenting -- thanks for doing this.

My only dislike about this pen is that the threads on the body bug my fingers when I hold it -- though only slightly. I can live with it.

A pen that is very similar and only slightly better in my opinion is the Reform Bremen. It's a snap-on cap and the section has a more pronounced taper.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 22:15

The No-Nonsense Viewpoints, the ones they made for the caligraphy sets, are ideal for ED conversion. They hold a lot of ink and you can see exactly how much you have left.

I found a set of three — black, blue and green — in a second-hand store a couple of months ago. These are the old-style without the rubberized grips. I filled each with the appropriate color ink, put a little silicone grease on the barrel threads just to make sure it wouldn't leak, and all is well.

The No-Nonsense pens remain the best cheap pen Sheaffer has ever made, especially the ones they still made in Fort Madison. Tough, reliable and a decent writer for the price.

Edited by randyholhut, 30 December 2006 - 22:16.


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Posted 31 December 2006 - 22:04

No Nonsense Sheaffers (and Viewpoints) are great eyedropper candidates!
I have had no problem with leakage, but whenever I use the Viewpoint as an eyedropper and I look at the ink level, I get a bit worried about it leaking. It's purely psychological of course, sort of like being in a glass elevator laugh.gif
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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:02

I'm so jealous! I have several of these pens and have tried to convert two of them to EDs. They don't leak, but they also don't write! sad.gif

Great job.
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Posted 13 June 2007 - 18:36

These pens seem to have a had a variety of versions. I have one that came with an aerometric filler. Were those used originally? I have been using the standard Sheaffer cartridge in it which is preferable to me. But I am curious if the aerometric comes with a much older version of this pen? Does it make them a little more expensive on the current market?

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:23

Great review of a pen that I've looked at and wondered about before - oh, and you should know that even though you describe your handwriting as "awful", it's very legible to me! biggrin.gif

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#9 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 19:57

Interesting pen. I wouldn't be good for turning a kultur or a no nonsense to an eyedropper.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 16:48

Ah man, don't worry about your writing, mine is shocking also! So I know how it feels lol. I have a really nice NoNonsense, I have the gold trim one lol, I really really like them, such a classic style. It'd be pretty cool if you could post a guide or something of the like of how to make one an eyedropper, or post links to reference info. I'm damned intrigued biggrin.gif

Great review man!
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