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    Default Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Nestled among a bag of Sheaffer "School pens" that was given to me, are three peculiar ones that looks like the School pens, but instead of the open steel nib (thin and cheap looking, really), these came with nice conical nibs (similar to the famous "Triumph" nib, but smaller).

    The caps have this wavy-lines pattern, which led me to some internet information by PenHero, Richard Binder, and others, yielding late 1950's as the estimated production years, and names like "500", "Skripsert" -- also the name Sheaffer gave to the ink cartridge this pen (and many other models) used -- possible silver palladium nib (which I thought at first unlikely given the low prices from $2-$5), until I noticed the tarnish on one of the nibs (not this one) which looks very similar to silver tarnish. Could it be then????

    Anyhow, being intrigued now, I decided to clean up one of the three friends, this black barreled one, and after copious of dried blue ink was flushed from the pen and the cartridge, I syringe my current favorite, the Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz into the cartridge.

    Several taps and scribbles later, the ink started to come out, and continue to write (and draw) consistently.



    Had I not rummage in the bag, I wouldn't have found out about this pen, and what a pity that would be, because I like this pen, the nib, the way it writes, and I even like the big cartridge.

    I like it a lot
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Anyone has this pen in sage green?
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    Just in, a pristine copy of this Sheaffer Cartridge with conical nib.

    In red!

    The box is in excellent shape, protected by a cardboard sleeve.

    The pen itself still have the chalk mark of $5.00 which is the original price of the pen in the 1960's.

    Two original cartridges now empty, of course.



    And the punch line is in the wavy text.
    This, my friends, is the beginning of the Rise of the Ballpoints.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Same box as my black Skripsert. Too cool!

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Nice story of a nice Pen!!

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    I have a couple of these. Fantastic little pens!
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    Dr. Inkenstein--it was a dark and stormy write!

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I have a couple of these. Fantastic little pens!
    I'm now looking for one in Sage Green. Very cool color!
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    This is another curious Sheaffer with the small conical nib. I believe this one is one of the few variants of the Sheaffer Stylist, which is interesting because the clip looks more like that of an Imperial, complete with the white dot.

    From the tapered profile, I agree with those who think that this may be targeted to compete with Parker 45.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    I remember having something similar many years ago. It used to leak onto my fingers where I held it to write. It went back to Sheaffer and they didn't manage to fix it.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    I happen to have these three on my desk:



    Now suddenly I have the urge to pull out one of my Sheaffer Skrip Red ink bottle and put some into an empty cartridge to use with the red one
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    I've got one in buckskin tan that I've been pretty happy with It took a great deal of work to clear out whatever black smut was in the nib when I got it (I'm guessing india ink). But, it's a nice writer and part of the rotation these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by although View Post
    I've got one in buckskin tan that I've been pretty happy with It took a great deal of work to clear out whatever black smut was in the nib when I got it (I'm guessing india ink). But, it's a nice writer and part of the rotation these days.
    Picture, please.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Hiyago:

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    ^ Love it!

    So now I have another color to hunt down other than the olive-green
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Oh dear... I'm sorry (not sorry)

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    I also have one of those:

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Skripsert with Conical Nib

    Okay, now you guys are just rubbing it in

    But seriously, thanks for showing this.

    Let's see the olive-green.
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