Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Craftsman
Vintage Pens: 5655 Sheaffer Craftsman
Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
The Sheaffer Craftsman fountain pen helped to usher in a new era for the venerable American pen company. World War 2 had just ended. Our service men and women were coming home. Everyone had something to write about, and Sheaffer wanted to provide the latest writing technology to everyone at an affordable price. Enter the Craftsman. A little smaller and more basic in style but very affordable, it also sported the new TouchDown pneumatic filling system. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. The cap and barrel show some wear from use, including the graze of a cigarette's smoldering cherry. It actually seems to give the pen a bit more personality and history. You will write a mostly smooth medium line, though the 14k gold nib gives just enough vibration to feel the paper beneath you as you write. 13cm capped.