Sheaffer Snorkel Special

To most fountain pen enthusiasts, the Parker 51 is the most iconic pen of the 1950s. However, to me, it is the Sheaffer Snorkel. The most technologically advanced fountain pen, with a filling mechanism that is as fun as it is efficient, and a nib that writes like a dream. Sheaffer had two kinds of nibs in the Snorkel line: a Triumph and an open nib. The open nib might be perceived as the more economical variant, but I happen to really like it and have never come across a Snorkel nib that doesn't write well.

This particular Snorkel, in beautiful pastel green, came across my bench in an unused condition. Still, the passage of time wasn't kind to the rubber components of the filling mechanism, so I replaced them, thus bringing it to factory specifications and functionality.

The nib is made of palladium silver, and, most likely, sold as a medium. Today, I would rank this nib as medium-fine. It's smooth, wet, and very enjoyable. I dipped it in Sailor's fabulous Jentle Epinard to make the writing sample. Hope you like it. Visit my store to see how to order this pen.

Sheaffer Snorkel Special in beautiful Pastel Green