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What Sheaffers Have Joined Your Collection Lately?

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#21 silverlifter

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 20:58

Odd. The inlaid nibs on the Targas (and PFMs) are exceptionally robust.


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#22 Estycollector

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 10:17

I received the two vintage Sheaffers I ordered, a Snorkel and a Targa (I guess the Targa isn't "vintage"). They wrote beautifully -- both mediums. 

 

However, I did not like how fragile the nibs felt, especially on the Targa. In both pens, I kept feeling like I was going to bend them or even break them. And I am not a hard writer. 

 

So I hated to do it, but I decided to send them back. They were too expensive to instantly become pens I never use.  :(

 

 

I guess I have been spoiled by those bulletproof Parker hooded nibs. 

 

You've become more discriminating, a good thing!! Knowing what you prefer and sending back a highly sought after couple of pens is a big deal. :)


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#23 NumberSix

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Posted 13 August 2020 - 03:22

 

You've become more discriminating, a good thing!! Knowing what you prefer and sending back a highly sought after couple of pens is a big deal. :)

 

That's a lovely way of looking at it!







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