Sheaffer Prelude - Black Lacquer
Manufacturer/Model: Sheaffer USA /Prelude
Year of production: 1997-1999
Filling system: FP: Standard Cartridges or Converter; RB: Sheaffer RB Refill (Original Included Still Writing)
Nib: Stainless steel, 23K Gold Plated - M Medium Size
Material: Solid Brass, Black Shiny Lacquer Finish; Gold Plated Trimmings
Length (pen closed): 136mm; Posted Oversize at 160mm!
Condition and information:
There's rarely a fountain pen out there that is made for over 20 years strait, and even more so without any major changes. The Prelude pen by Sheaffer offered here is such an example. These pens are from Sheaffer's first Prelude series launched in 1997, and they have been gifted during the 50th NATO Anniversary Summit in 1999. The pens themselves do not bare any NATO engraving or dedication only the leather pouch in which they originally came and were gifted in. The Prelude pen line is still made today, and are currently one of Sheaffers most popular pens.
These are the Black Lacquer version from 1999, for which as Sheaffer states:
"Made out of stock brass rods, and the section is made of moulded acrylic and has ridges for easy grip. The jewel on the clip is made of mother-of-pearl, and the sheet-like cap band and clip are stainless steel. The nib is also stainless steel. The clip and cap band are plated in Gold or Chrome depending on the pen's trim, while the nib is semi-plated in Gold or is unplated Steel depending on trim... Sheaffer Prelude pens come in a number of finishes, from plain lacquer to plated in precious metals, and from Chrome trim to Gold trim."
The pens feel nice in the hand, heavy, tough, sturdy, with clean shape and form factor, a masculine pens in every respect. The shiny lacquer finish gives the pens a nice deep patina and reflection, difficult to capture in photos. The pens have a unique feel and design, nearly cylindrical shape with a great feel in the hand due to its weight, considering that the entire pen body and cap are made out of brass. The nib is M medium, very smooth and constant writer. The fountain pen is very simple to use and maintain, easy to open and clean, it can take both cartridges or converter. The fountain pen is accompanied by its rollerball pen counterpart, built from the same material and with same quality. It is a capped pen, meaning it can also be used posted, providing good balance and feel in the hand. The set is in mint condition, without any dings, scratches or lacquer wear off.
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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