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#1 PenHero

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 22:02

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is a Sheaffer Connaisseur Herringbone fountain pen c1991-1992. The Herringbone finish is model 815 and the pen begins as a black resin pen that is machine turned.  It's 5 1/2 inches long and has an 18 karat gold palladium plated nib and 23 karat gold electroplated trim.  It is a cartridge / converter filler with an original retail price of $250. 
 
Let's see some more!  I'd love to see the Tulle one!
 
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 23:50

What a beautiful pattern. Thanks for showing Jim.

 

I just own a plain black Grand Connaisseur, but it is one of my very best pens, even if much humbler in price.

 

 

 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:35

I have this Tortoise Grande and I love it.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:40

It is the Grande version that takes all types of Sheaffer converters. I have a modern piston converter in it right now.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:41

I had one of the plastic versions made for Levenger with a broad nib.  Probably the smoothest writing pen I ever owned!  But I sold it anyway because I very rarely use a broad nib, and the pen was too fat for my hand. 



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:09

...and the Grande is top heavy especially when used posted.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 21:32

My plain ole black Connaisseur. The only thing special about it is that I replaced the M nib with a Feather Touch F nib from Teri.

 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 20:01

Hi, Folks,

 
This is a fantasy Sheaffer Connaisseur created by Ron Zorn from a NoNonsense Vintage Green Marble cap and barrel, with added hand made cap and barrel end buttons with trim bands, an added White Dot above the clip, a Connaisseur cap band, and a Levenger Connaissuer 14 karat gold nib section.  Ron got the idea from Dan Reppert in talking about how the design of the Connaisseur came about.  It turns out that the Connaisseur is essentially a high end NoNonsense with fancier appointments.  Ron took this idea and made several of these beautiful one of a kind pens from NoNonsense, Connaisseur and Sheaffer Balance II parts.  It's 5 1/2 inches long.
 
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 20:37

Wow! These are all lovely pens.  :wub:  I've never actually seen one or handled one, yet I really like Sheaffer pens.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 20:50

Jim has the rest of my fantasy, bespoke, or whatever you wish to call them, Connaisseurs.  I think that the ivory and orange are my favorites, but the blue, red and green are pretty nice too. 


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 21:12

Ron let them visit for the weekend.  More eye candy coming this week!  Plus an article on them.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 11:48

Hi, Folks, 

 
This is a fantasy Sheaffer Connaisseur created by Ron Zorn from a NoNonsense Red/Orange cap and barrel, with added hand made cap and barrel end buttons with trim bands, an added White Dot above the clip, a Connaisseur cap band, and a Sheaffer Balance II 14 karat gold nib section.  It's 5 1/2 inches long. 
 
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 13:08

Stunningly beautiful. I would like my red, green marble and yellow No-Nonsense tranformed/upgraded as Cannaisseurs. :)

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 15:26

I'm a big fan of the Levenger Seas versions!


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 15:35

Oh yummy.

 

 

Need to fire up mine again. So little to write these days, and so many pens. But I really love my Connaisseur..

 

 

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:14

Hi, Folks,  

 
This is a fantasy Sheaffer Connaisseur created by Ron Zorn from a NoNonsense Vintage Blue Marble cap and barrel, with added hand made cap and barrel end buttons with trim bands, an added White Dot above the clip, a Connaisseur cap band, and a Levenger Connaissuer 14 karat gold nib section.  The cap and barrel buttons on these marble pens are made from clear color pieces turned from square rod stock. It's 5 1/2 inches long.  
 
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:55

Hi, Folks, 

 
This is a fantasy Sheaffer Connaisseur created by Ron Zorn from a NoNonsense Ivory color cap and barrel, with added hand made celluloid cap and barrel end buttons with trim bands, an added White Dot above the clip, a Connaisseur cap band, and a Sheaffer Balance II 14 karat gold nib section. The cap and barrel buttons are made from strongly grained Ivory colored celluloid pieces turned from square rod stock. It's 5 1/2 inches long. 
 
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 17:51

Those custom pens by Ron Zorn are beautiful pieces of work.  Could we get a better look at those handmade end buttons?


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 19:09

Those custom pens by Ron Zorn are beautiful pieces of work.  Could we get a better look at those handmade end buttons?

 

Unfortunately, I did not photograph the ends.   :unsure:



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 19:42

Oh well, the pens are great, and thank you for documenting them for us!


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