Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance
Vintage Pens: 5031 Sheaffer Lifetime Balance
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Sheaffer shook-up its line-up in the late 1920s with the dynamic torpedo stylings of its Sheaffer Lifetime Balance pens and pencils. These modern beauties were ready for the art deco era. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. Its black-radite cap and barrel show a fair degree of light wear, but there are no cracks or brassing. You write a nice extra-fine line with its original 14k gold Lifetime nib with a flat-comb feed. Making a complete set is the oversized Sheaffer Lifetime Balance pencil. Nearly 100 years old, it still works great. Advance and retract the 1.1mm lead with a twist of the tail cap. Although it works great, it has way more wear than the pen. You'll find bite marks and some deep scratches on the pencil. Pen measures 14.1cm capped.