Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Balance 500
Vintage Pens: 4685 Sheaffer Balance 500
Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Sheaffer Balance pens still look sharp after all these years. We restored this grey straited 500 model with a new ink sac. It writes beautifully with a smooth, firm fine line from its two-tone Feather Touch 14k gold nib. Its ink-viewing window is still remarkably yellow-green without much ambering. Click the headline, and you will see why it is bargain priced. It has some moderate wear AND the lip of the cap seems a little...we don't know, maybe...melted in. It fits on the pen's barrel just fine. No cracks anywhere. Also a little wonky is the streamlined flat clip. Its in tightly but it is a little dented and scratched. You will love it as a daily writer that is ready to work hard for you, but it won't ever make it as a museum piece. 14cm capped.