Name: Sheaffer Connaisseur
Maker: Sheaffer, USA 1989-1992
Colour: Burgundy / Gold Trim
Nib: 18k Sheaffer 585 Nib: Medium
Filling System: Sheaffer Cartridge or Aerometric Ink Converter Compatible
Length: 139mm (full measurements below)
"In 1983, a Sheaffer employee named Arthur D. Reppert suggested that Sheaffer should make a new pen model. It was to be based on the company’s then-current $1.98 No Nonsense pen — but instead of a steel nib and budget-oriented finish, it was to have upgraded furniture, it was to be fitted with an 18K gold nib, and it was to be sold for $100, a price reflective of its new-found glory. Sheaffer’s management people were skeptical at best, and they declined Reppert’s proposal. But with some convincing whose behind-the-scenes machinations remain unknown, the company put Reppert’s proposed pen, called the Connaisseur (spelled the French way, possibly to lend a little extra hint of luxury), into production in 1985 and found itself with a genuine hit. And, for collectors, an instant classic." Excerpt from Richards Pens.
Sheaffer's Connaissuer range provides today's collectors with the opportunity to buy a full sized neo-vintage pen with a 18k gold nib at a very reasonable price. The pen comes boxed in a luxury Sheaffer box, complete with a vintage aerometric ink converter.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
There are some minor marks and micro-scratches on the barrel and section. Otherwise a very good clean example which writes beautifully.
Why not pair with a bottle of handmade ink, KWZ Maroon would suit this pen very well.
Length capped: 139mm
Length posted: N/A
Barrel length inc nib: 128mm
Barrel diameter: 12mm
Cap diameter: 13mm