Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Balance
Vintage Pens: 3860 Sheaffer Balance
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
It is Mish-Mosh Monday, and we have an especially unique oversized Sheaffer Balance for you. If you can't see what is very different with the pen in the regular photo, click the headline for a close-up of the nib. Yep. That's an oversized Parker Vacumatic Maxima nib with almost perfect two-tone plating over the 14k gold! You can imagine our surprise when we found it this way in the wild. Also unique is that this is an oversized Sheaffer Balance without a white dot! These were only made 1934 and possibly early into 1935. Its original nib might be the exceedingly rare #8 Sheaffer. The Sheaffer cap and barrel are in excellent condition with deep imprints, no cracks, no brassing and only light wear from use. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. We tested it, and it writes a wet, extra-fine line with a little feedback, as most XF nibs are wont. Oh, and it has the original Sheaffer inkfeed! The best of Parker and Sheaffer combined! 14cm capped.