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#41 Montblanc owner and lover

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 17:29

has it to be say?sheaffer snorkel valiant of course ;)
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 19:17

For purely personal reasons, my father's Snorkel Sentinel (burgundy barrel) that I had restored a few years back. I think the Touchdown filling system was the better/simpler filling system when all is said and done, but have an affection for my father's old Snorkel.

The 1970's era c/c Imperials were really great pens as well. Exceptionally smooth writers.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 23:02

Though I have a few NOS 60s and 70s Sheaffers, I've come to view the early 30s simple, lever-fill black Balance which I got restored and with a (slightly later) .5 CI no. 33 nib from Richard Binder as close to perfection in a workhorse fountain pen. It's actually the only of my Sheaffers currently inked.

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#44 ashbridg

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:13

Finally I narrowed it down to one: the 1948 Vac-Fil.

These pens have a wide girth, an internal ink cartridge, and an oversize Triumph nib. They are the most difficult pens to restore, but the payoff is worth it. Sheaffer only produced this model for about a year. I think the nibs on these pens are some of the best Sheaffer ever made. There is always one in my pocket.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 14:38

Valiant with a medium Triumph nib loaded with Tanzanite. The pen is a "butter smooth" writer.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 20:32

Here is mine...PFM III AUTOGRAPH with a STUB nib

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Here is a close-up of the band
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And the nib
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 20:41

Thomas, Is that a factory stub?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 20:47

Thomas, Is that a factory stub?


Yes, it is a factory stub. IMHO, the PFM Stub nibs are the best ever made and resemble more of a cursive italic nib than a conventional stub. Same with the Legacy stubs as well

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 20:54

You are saying its the same stub as the Legacy stub(which I own one) its pretty crisp but once you find that sweet spot its super smooth.

#50 tbickiii

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 00:35

You are saying its the same stub as the Legacy stub(which I own one) its pretty crisp but once you find that sweet spot its super smooth.

close. The PFM stubs have a little more "crispness" about them

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#51 vickiehof

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:12

I have the Legacy II with an 18K nib, a green Balance Jr., and 2 Admirals. I can't decide which I like better because each one is so unique and the writing experience is very different for each one. I love the alternating bars of translucent and opaque shades of green of the Balance. I like the heft and butter smooth nib of the Legacy II. The reliable and light-weight Admirals are used almost daily for quick notes.

What I like best about the my Sheaffers is that they will all start to write immediately, even if they haven't been used in a few days. They are beautiful, dependable, durable and are still being used over 60 years after they were made.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 01:30

A recently restored (Thanks Ron Zorn!) 1938 black balance oversize with abalone pearl. It was my grandfathers!
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:21

In 1960, my parents gave me a PFM I, when I started high school.

I still use the pen as part of my rotation; works really well.

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A few years ago, my mother gave me my dad's pen and pencil set. Once in a while, once every year for a few weeks, I'll take it out and fill it up a few times. Really good writer.


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My Targa is also a good writer. Love to use it from time to time. (No picture for this one)

It's about time for me to put my Jade Flattop back into rotation... maybe early next year. (Should take a picture of this one when I take it out again - will post it then)

Other Sheaffer pens mostly remain in the collection: rarely use them. Too many pens to choose from -- which is why I have suspended my collection activities for the past few months.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:47

I know it is a tiny bit off topic, but it is one of my favorite Sheaffer's items.Posted Image
Then these two, the mottled one it think was one which was from the model shop but never went into production, or at least that is what Dan Reppert thought.
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#55 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:56

A marine green balance with a factory stub nib. Sweet writer.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:15

This is the close up of the nib on the pictured Balance and the end of the mottled pictured above.
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:48

This is the close up of the nib on the pictured Balance and the end of the mottled pictured above.
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Is there any other imprint on the mottled Sheaffer?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 15:36

A basic Targa 1001. I have a grey marble laque Targa, a Valor and various others, but the basic Targa is the best writer.

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 21:06

Sheaffer Connaisseurs. They are my favourite pens bar none. Beautiful, great nibs and CC fillers which is a great plus for me. A few Conns. in a pen case and some spare cartridges in a Sheaffer Brass cartridge holder case and I am good to go.









I don't like demonstrators, remind me too much of syringes - unless they are blue :) . The silver set is a FP and prototype pencil.

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Lovely collection.

My Connaisseur is my favourite Sheaffer as well. Although I would very much like one of these CP4s with a stub-nib. {Not until I win the lottery, probably....)

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#60 kimsdad

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:15

Roger, the imprint is so faint, I cannot photograph it. It is the one with an S which resembles a Swastika and has an arrow through it. Does that help? I thought about coloring it with a white grease pencil but could not find one, and I don't know if that is really such a good idea.
Are you familiar with the desk base?
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