(Sold) This is a mid-1940s Sheaffer Craftsman fountain pen in Evergreen Green with a 14k gold Fine nib. The pen has been restored, which included a complete disassembly, a gentle cleaning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism, ink flow adjustment, a nib tune-up, and a gentle polish (by hand, with a soft cloth). The pen measures 5.1" capped and 0.45" in diameter.
One of the reasons I love restoring Sheaffer pens is the excellent quality throughout the entire product range. This Craftsman is a great example of Sheaffer's leadership in the pen market. An lower-priced pen, it has the Iowa company's familiar ergonomics, beautiful material, a fantastic 14k gold nib, and superb quality of craftsmanship.
The pen comes vested with an exquisite gold nib. It probably sold as a Medium, but it writes closer to a modern Western Fine, a confident, juicy line of about 0.5 mm (on my paper). It's a firm nib, yet it feels soft on paper. Sheaffer was a master nib maker, and the "33" gold nib is among my favorites. It gives you that desirable gliding, almost hovering sensation, but without disconnecting you from the page. An expert shock absorber, the nib will feel smooth even on fairly rough paper, a quality that most modern gold nibs lack. If you don't yet own a vintage pen, this would be a fantastic pen with which to start your exciting journey into the vintage world, a great tool with which to practice your penmanship and take it to the next level.
Cosmetically, the pen is awesome, without any flaws or defects, and some very, very faint surface wear. The ink window is clear, the gold-filled trim excellent, the imprint strong. A handsome pen!