Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib
Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib

Black Sheaffer PFM III pen & pencil - medium nib

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No vintage fountain pen collection is complete without a Sheaffer PFM. That is not opinion. It is fact.

The PFM has inspired pens like the Waterman Carene/Edson and Pilot Super/Custom/Elite/Silvern. I'm probably forgetting others. Perhaps you think the PFM is a riff on the Moore "FingerTip" or Waterman c/f. I don't think so. But, I admit I am biased. This is also the last Sheaffer Snorkel filling pen. I could go on and on about all the amazing characteristics of a PFM. The problem is that it's so original and so well executed that almost anything said about it sounds trite and cliche. I love them so much that I have 6 in my collection.

This pen has been inked once by me when I filled it to adjust the nib. It has lived, untouched, for over 55 years in it's lovely box. There was no evidence the pen had ever been so much as dipped in ink. The bands are engraved L.L.K. It seems L.L.K. failed to appreciate the amazing pen he'd been given. All the better for you because you'll be getting a new vintage pen. Not even the pencil or eraser have been used.

I love the PFM case. When viewed from the end I think it looks exactly like the trunk lid of a 1959 Chevrolet Impala. Mid-century modern all the way. The case will come along with the set.

The nib is an unusual medium. Most pens of this era have fine points. It writes a lovely, smooth & wet line. I've installed a silicone sac that should last for years and be impervious to most inks you care to use. The Touchdown o-ring and point gasket are also new. I've lightly polished both pen and pencil to remove the minor scuffs from bouncing around in the box.

Length
Capped - 136 mm (5.4”)
Uncapped - 119 mm (4.7”)
Posted - 145 mm (5.7”).
Diameter
Cap - 15.2 mm (0.6”)
Barrel - 12.6 mm (0.5”)

Filler
Snorkel

Nib
medium