Sheaffer Crest Opalite Ballpoint Pen
Manufacturer/ Model: Sheaffer USA/ Crest Opalite
Year of production: c.1996-1998
Filling system: Sheaffer ballpoint refill (Original one included, still writing)
Material: Celluloid body, 23K gold electroplated cap
Length (pen closed): 135mm
Condition and information:
The Sheaffer “Opalite” series was launched in 1996 and was first available in Opalite Red and Marine Green and later that same year the Golden Brown color was introduced. These series brought the first Sheaffer pen which has a body made from celluloid.
Pen here is a Sheaffer Crest 598 model crafted in patterned celluloid barrel and 23K gold electroplated cap.
The solid rod of cotton-based celluloid goes through several turning machine processes in order to create the barrel which is later tapered at the end. Finally, the barrel is sanded and polished which gives the barrel its translucent yet dark look.
The cap is distinguished by the guilloche four straight lines design with a blank space between them which differs from other Crest models which have single-lined patterns on the caps.
The unique red marbled color of the barrel and the gold hues of the cap complement each other perfectly.
The pen has a 23K gold plated cap band that reads “Sheaffer”, "U.S.A." and “Gold Electroplate”. The clip is inlaid with the iconic white Sheaffer dot.
The pen uses a reliable twist mechanism that is located between the grip and the barrel, and the refill tip comes out when you twist the grip.
It uses a Sheaffer ballpoint refill and we will provide you with an original one in blue color.
The barrel is lightweight compared to other models with brass constructed barrels which contributes for a good feel in the hand and prevents from getting the tiring fatigue feel while writing.
The pen is ergonomically shaped and well balanced with a good grip, an excellent choice for frequent use as it simply glides on any paper offering smooth and easy writing. A truly gorgeous vintage pen with great appeal and performance that will be your faithful companion in your daily writing sessions.
The pen comes in mint near NOS condition, ready to be used.
This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.
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This item is located in Europe and ships Worldwide.
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