Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Sentinel Deluxe
Vintage Pens: 2770 Sheaffer Sentinel Deluxe
In 1949, Sheaffer introduced the world to TouchDowns, a revolutionary new system of pneumatic filler. They only ran their initial wide-bodied design for one year. This is one of those original 1949 Sheaffer Sentinel Deluxe pens. We restored the pen with a new ink sac and O-ring. We also wet sanded this pen's barrel and blind cap to a glossy shine. Unfortunately, you'll see a series of small pits in the barrel. We don't know what caused them, but they don't go all the way through the barrel. The restored filler works great. The original two-tone 14k gold nib writes a nice fine line. It is a firm nib, but it seems to have a little line variation to medium, depending on your hand angle and style. The polished stainless steel cap shows moderate wear with little dents in the top, and the off-center clip has 80% brassing that we've polished. There is some brassing in the cap band, too. This was somebody's well-loved work horse. It is ready for many more years of service. 13.2cm capped.