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The Sheaffer Aspen Balance


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#21 JonRis

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:43

Hallo!

I have a Sheaffer Aspen looking exactly as the photo on the top of this thread but
with TWO gold bands in the cap instead of just ONE as in the photo.... Are these
different models, or?? Great pen by the way - use it a lot!

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#22 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 14:24

Nice pen and thanks for sharing
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#23 M@rtin

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 16:08

very good looking pen. Enjoy.

#24 Hennypenny

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 19:09

Hallo!

I have a Sheaffer Aspen looking exactly as the photo on the top of this thread but
with TWO gold bands in the cap instead of just ONE as in the photo.... Are these
different models, or?? Great pen by the way - use it a lot!

Jon



Mine also has 2 gold bands. Also, the trim is gold, not silver (as stated in the review). Are there different versions?

I bought mine several years ago, and it came in the Aspen box with a bottle of Sheaffer ink.

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#25 Heartsleeve

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 19:46

I bought the Sheaffer ASPEN from Fahrney's back in 2000, and the lip of the cap cracked a tiny half  moon chunk the very first time I posted it.  Cleaned it up and put it right back in its fancy box and never touched it again.  What a waste of a BEAUTIFUL PEN.



#26 Boston Brian

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 03:43

I love these pens, but they are brittle and very fragile, easily broken, I,'ve had two of them, and despite my being careful, but pens cracked.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:45

I love these pens, but they are brittle and very fragile, easily broken, I,'ve had two of them, and despite my being careful, but pens cracked.

 

The all black Balance-II's are much less fragile than the colored models, which tend to have (at-least) cracked cap lips. I have a black Shearffer's Balance-II - it's a work-horse in regular rotation. Zero problems except for one thing - the cap threads are not very smooth. But that's a common problem with most Balance-II's.

 

Balance-II's come with either two-tone or single-tone gold nibs. The two-tone nibs are very attractive provided the plating is done properly (often it isn't). But from my experience, the less expensive (and less visually attractive) single-tone gold nibs handle better - there's a some of flex and springiness to them. But that's just my experience - YMMV.

 

If you're going to buy a Sheaffer's Balance, avoid the Balance-II in any color except black. Preferably go for a full-size vintage Balance instead.








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