Sheaffers (BETA)

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Sheaffer 100

Color: Red
Material: Lacquered steel
Filler: Cartridge/Converter
Date c. 2012-14
Nib: M Steel
Working? Yes

Nice looking pen, but as much as I love Sheaffers, this one disappoints. The seal between the section nipple and the converter is awful. It won’t even seal enough to fill properly, and if one uses a full converter, it leaks like mad (not surprisingly!). It’s a shame, because it’s a smart pen, but it’s pretty much unusable, and it’s sort of put me off new Sheaffers.

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Sheaffer Balance

Color: Ebonized Pearl
Material: Celluloid
Filler: Lever-filler
Date c. 1920-30
Nib: 14K F/M
Working? Yes

Excellent example, very little ambering to the barrel.

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Sheaffer Intrigue

Color: Petrol
Material: Chrome & Steel
Filler: Cartridge/Converter
Date c. c. 200-2005
Nib: M 14K/Palladium Inlaid
Working? Yes

I’ve been wanting an Intrigue since they were still in production. The weren’t around long, but I finally caught one. It’s a quirky beast, to be sure, with a very odd and proprietary filling system, but it’s gorgeous! The inlaid nib almost recalls the dolphin’ nib seen in the 1960s, but is fully inlaid. Since it’s a little fiddly, I don’t use it much, but I do love it! Has a ballpoint companion as well.