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What Sheaffer pen are you using today?

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#1 MES


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Posted 24 October 2008 - 22:48

Let's start a new topic: What Sheaffer pen are you using today?

I have:
1. Prelude, fine point, with blue-black ink
2. Agio, fine point, with black ink

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#2 ANM


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Posted 24 October 2008 - 23:00

i am using an Amber glow Balance II. It has MB black
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time. TS Eliot

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 23:01

A black Valor with Noodler's Swishmix Nile Ebony. I don't always match ink to pen color, but I do appreciate the synergy when they do match.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 23:47

some kind os lever filling desk oen in brown





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Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:40

Got my Heritage Legacy (black and silver) going with Private Reserve American Blue in it right now. I think the PR "Fast Dry" Ultra Black may have had some issues in this pen with regard to causing some feathering. The PR American Blue doesn't feather as bad on same paper with same pen, so that's my conclusion for now.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 03:32

Broad nib Snorkle, black on black with black Sheaffer Ink.... then a flip to a fine nib green balance with the same ink...must be Friday only used 3 different pens : )

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 03:37

``Barely Black'' Sheaffer Agio w/ 0.8mm crisp italic nib loaded w/ J. Herbin periwinkle blue (a temporary change from my normal café des îles).

Review of the pen (loaded w/ Higgins Fountain Pen India) here:



#8 Peter from Sherwood Park

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:10

A black PFM III with J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 06:20

I've been carrying two different ones recently a 1935 marine green balance with autograph band. The other is a circa 1939 golden brown with jewelers band. Marine green does have a lip crack in the cap and the golden brown has a crack in the threads, great writers though.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:08

Great topic!

I have about 10 filled and working pens all over my office. The Sheaffer's are:

Blue Snorkel Sentinel with medium nib with Visconti blue. I got this as NOS and I can't believe how well it performs.

Blue Snorkel Valiant with fine nib and PR DC Super Show blue.

Matte black Targa with Noodler's Baystate Blue (it can handle it).

Black Imperial IV with medium nib and BSB (it can also handle it).

Gold flutted Targa with fine nib and PR Chocolat.

I fill a pen and it stays somewhere in my office until it runs out of ink. At that point I clean it, put it away and replace it with another pen from the same manufacturer (mostly). About half my pens in action are Scheaffers and for the most part, they are my favorite pens.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:28

PFM III, black, with a fine nib filled with Private Reserve Midnight Blues.

Only got it this week and I'm on cloud9.gif already.


edit: added colour of pen!

Edited by mjb30, 25 October 2008 - 08:02.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:59

Medium Snorkel Clipper, buttery smooth with Noodler's black, just got it and it appears to have never been used.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:53

A Black and Pearl Balance filled with lake placid blue, and a brown striated balance with military clip filled with pelikan brown.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:05

  • Craftsman TD, F, P.R. Chocolat
  • Legacy 1, B, Lazzaroni Emerald Green
  • Intrigue, M, Sheaffer Blue

By the way, all are nice writers, but whoever designed the inner working of the Intrigue should be suspended by his thumbs for some days and invited to find a new career in some field other than mechanical design...

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 13:11

I've got blue ink in a Legacy I though need black ink for something I'm working on so will probably ink the Targa. Well, maybe not black but a very dark blue. Probably FPN Starry Night Blue.

The Targa is presently sitting after I cleaned it. Time to put it back into rotation.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 14:38

1934 Sheaffer's OS Balance red veined marbled gray with a F nib, and its Junior mate with a wet noodle of a nib, both using Aurora black ink.

ANM: I love that Amber Glow acrylic, try it with Havana Brown, or FPN's own Galileo brown
Peter: I love that ink, has great shading.
Roger: coincidentally, my Marine Green is also an Autograph (last filled with Lierre Sauvage green ink)
NABodie: what year or clip style on that Black and Pearl?

Looking for interesting Sheaffer OS Balance pens

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 14:52

I'm using a gold barleycorn Prelude with a fine point. The pen was advertised by Colorado Pen Company as being from the last American run of Preludes. It writes very nicely as does every other Sheaffer that I own, regardless of price.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 16:46

A very nice Sheaffer NoNonsense calligraphy pen with fine italic nib. It's filled with Parker Quink washable blue for my journal writing.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 19:43

Everyday I use my Snorkels and my Preludes, and sometimes my Javelin.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 20:36

Legacy I F - sheaffer blue
Intrigue 'Silken Bark' F - sheaffer blue black
Targa 'matte black' XF - sheaffer brown

Still need me to find some different colors, too bad they don't support fountain pen aficionados in my city.
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