Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Balance
Vintage Pens: 2071 Sheaffer Balance
Grey and red color combinations were very popular in pens in the 1930s. Our junior size Sheaffer Balance is stunning with red veins in grey marbling. It has a little wear and a couple scratches, but the colors and finish dazzle to the point where you don't notice the blemishes. We restored it with a fresh ink sac. It has a strong imprint, denoting Canadian heritage. There's a little brassing on the clip and cap ring's nickle trim. The inkfeed has a tiny chip taken out of its very end space. Depending angle you write using, it can be a dry extra-fine nib at high angles or a regular fine at low angles of attack. Either way, the original 14k gold nib writes smoothly, but it likely won't be the best writer in your stable. The ink view window has good clarity. 12.8cm capped.