(SOLD) This is a vintage Sheaffer Snorkel Crest Deluxe fountain pen with a gold-filled cap and a 14k two-tone Triumph gold nib in Gray. The pen has been restored, which included a complete disassembly, thorough cleaning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism, ink flow adjustment, nib tuning, and a gentle hand polish. I use best practices in pen restoration and high-quality replacement components.
Have you ever wished you could buy a vintage pen that was unused, new-old-stock (NOS)? I understand the apprehension about buying a vintage pen, fearing it had been used (abused, even) a lot in the past and that it might not last very long. I want to assure you that, typically, a well-restored vintage pen is going to last a long time and give you years of dependable service. However, if you do want a vintage pen that is as good as new, look no further.
This Sheaffer Snorkel Crest is as rare as it is beautiful. The Crest was the top-of-the-line Snorkel and it is very difficult to find today. It's even more rare to find a Crest in such excellent condition, still with the original sticker on the section. I restore pens for people who love to write, so even if I come across a NOS pen, I still restore it so that it's ready to write when you receive it. Whether you decide to add this Snorkel to your collection, put it in a nice display case, or ink it up right away, this is pen will not disappoint. Oh, and it comes with a box!
The Fine nib writes a smooth, consistent line that is above average in wetness. The smoothness of the Triumph nib is unique in that the nib does skid out of control or fail to start. A conventional nib's smoothness is inversely proportional to its writing ability, but the Triumph nib is an exception.