|This pen is somewhat similar to the Parker 51 in body design|
but the nib and filling mechanism are different. The Parker 51
is a classic pen, but this Sheaffer is a pen that is similar and
The Sheaffer Imperial II Deluxe is a pen that is made predominantly of plastic and as such weighs very little, and is a bit lighter than you would guess just by looking at it. A distinguishing feature of this pen is the smaller clip on the cap, which does make it a little less useful in a pocket, but still keeps it from rolling around. The filling mechanism was new for me, but I absolutely loved it. It's called the "Touch-Down Method" in which you pull the end of the pen out and then push it back down. The trick to getting this to work is to leave the pen in the ink bottle for a few seconds after the lever is fully depressed because that is when the ink is being drawn into the pen.
Long live the vintage pen!
|Bad Green Gator feathers a lot on Moleskine Paper and with a wet pen, but this pen is still fantastic.|