Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Balance
Vintage Pens: 3996 Sheaffer Balance
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
It is difficult to find a jade Sheaffer Balance set that isn't mostly discolored, but we think you are going to like this fully restored vintage pen and pencil. Click the headline for close-ups. The pen is two or three thin shades browner than the pencil, but you still see mostly green. Crisp imprint and no cracks. The clip shows brassing on the top, hump and ball. There's a little brassing on the cap band, too. It has a new ink sac. Its 14k gold Lifetime nib writes a very nice extra-fine line with only a little feedback. The pencil is a larger model pencil than we normally see. It looks to be in mint condition with a working refill that still advances and retracts with ease. There's a spare 1.1mm lead under the old, hardened eraser. Pen measures 14.3cm capped.