Surprising Sheaffer rediscovers its core values
September 25, 2010 § Leave a comment
At PenFountain.com have never been over-enamoured with the trend of producing mini-me’s of popular pen types. With the exception of the Caran d’Ache Ecridor XS and Parker Duofold Demi series, the mini-me’s look more like poor cousins of the full-sized model rather than a chic pen for use on a day out, failing to have the required presence to offset their smaller stature.
Following a customer order, we have taken delivery of the new Sheaffer Prelude Mini Ballpoint range and, in our opinion, with the gloss lacquered finishes and traditional plated trim options, it restores the Prelude to its former position of being a premium quality pen, albeit on a smaller scale.
The recent fashion for matt finishes has done little for the classic lines of the Prelude. So, the return to traditional gloss lacquers, plated ‘caps’ and corresponding plated trim is a welcome development from Sheaffer returning the brand to what it does best. The Mini Prelude ballpoint comes with both presentation case and small fabric pouch to protect the pen on its days out and, despite its compact size, takes the standard Sheaffer ballpoint refill. A surprising and attractive pen making it worth thinking about as a present for the lady in your life.