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Help Deciding Between Sheaffer 300 And Sheaffer Sagaris


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Hi!

 

So I've been looking to get my second fountain pen, first was a Lamy Vista, and I've been looking through FPN and some other sites on reviews, and have narrowed it down to the:

 

Sheaffer 300
Sheaffer Sagaris

 

I can't seem to find a good comparison between the 2, so was just wondering if anyone has experience with either could give some advice. Both cost about the same on cultpens.

 

I'm open to other pen suggestions too, if any (£30, ~$50), with a fine/medium nib with a converter, and a slightly classier looking pen than the Vista for everyday use. I've looked around ebay for vintage pens too, and have a few Parker 51s and Sonnets in my watch list, although the condition of most of the pens leaves more to be desired.

 

Thanks in advance! :)

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I have a Sheaffer 300. Heavy pen, too heavy for my shirt pocket. Fits my hand well and writes well if not posted. If posted it is too top heavy for me.

 

You might try looking at peytonstreetpens.com for some Sheaffers.

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I have a Sheaffer 300,and I definitely would not recommend it.It is extremely top heavy when posted and somehow I feel that weight of the pen is not spread out evenly.Also,I am not sure about this,but it seems to me that the nib on the Sheaffer 300 is exactly the same as that of the Sheaffer 300,which is a pity as the Sheaffer 100 starts out at $35.78 whereas the Sheaffer 300 starts out at $40.65.The Sheaffer 100 is a slimmer pen and it looks much more expensive than what it is actually worth for.So you could either buy yourself a Sheaffer 100 or a Sheaffer Sagaris.I could look up and find some other pens of different brands within the $50 mark but please specify what you will be using the pen for.Is it note taking?Journal writing?A everyday carry around pen which you won't be using that much?

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Hello Purplesack,

 

Go with a Sagaris or a Prelude; according to Ron Zorn, (who services Sheaffer pens professionally), these are Sheaffer's two most reliable models.

 

Best regards,

 

Chris

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Thanks for all the advice! I'll probably stay away from the 300 and keep a lookout for Preludes and 100s.

 

Aditya: It'll be a daily use pen for note taking mainly (I'm in uni now), so should see quite a bit of use.

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