Pen of the Day: Sheaffer PFM I in Green with Caran d’Ache Delicate Green

Sheaffer PFM I green

Sheaffer PFM I with medium nib. For my friend Jon, here’s my second PFM I, and first working one. It’s green, because, apparently all my pens now must be green. When I got this one, the nib wasn’t really writing well. It was a little misaligned, a little out of whack.

No worries. Because it’s a Sheaffer inlaid nib — which means, not like other nibs — and because I was going to the Ohio Pen Show, I took it to Ron Zorn. Ron did a little of this and a little of that (I was chatting), and boom, all fixed. He’s the Sheaffer master.

Sheaffer PFM I green

Probably it’s heretical, but I like the PFM I’s stainless-steel colored trim and plastic cap best of all the models. And the green. The PFM green is an unusual color. It’s not a forest green, but more a dark medium green. It usually looks lighter than in that photo.

Believe it or not, I don’t love the color green. And the PFM green isn’t conventionally attractive (to me). In fact it feels dated (to me). Paradoxically, that’s why this is my favorite. The blue, maroon and black PFMs are conventional colors, and more conventionally attractive. But the green is a little odd, and a little retro. It fits the pen.

So basically, I think the green PFM I is the coolest PFM, because it’s the most PFM.

And right now, it’s filled with my favorite green ink, Caran d’Ache Delicate Green. Which is really too pretty for this pen. But, hey, it’s almost the holiday season. It gets to dress up for a bit.

Sheaffer PFM I green with Caran d'Ache Delicate Green


8 thoughts on “Pen of the Day: Sheaffer PFM I in Green with Caran d’Ache Delicate Green

  1. It’s not easy being green. And it’s not easy being a PFM if you are owned by Laura. I think we need to find a company that makes an ink called “Passive Aggressive Green”.

    Give that poor pen a break, what did it ever do to you except bring a few smiles, eh? 🙂 Glad Ron touched it up, boy o boy, these are such nice writers when they are set right. Keep it inked up until they turn that river green next spring…

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    1. Um, I love the pen — you got that right? 🙂 The odd green is odd. but it’s so perfectly retro, I love it more.

      Plus, be careful or I’m going to put up a Safari next ….. I wish I had a new one with chickies and bunnies for you.


      1. Yeah, I’m the “Pen For Moi” guy, right? And you’re right: that is a hilarious era for Sheaffer colors! As to the Safari, don’t worry, I have multiple layers of high-tech filters in place to keep me from seeing things like that. BTW, I just included my only Safari – a Vista – as a bonus in a pen sale to a deserving young university student. It will see more use than I was giving it.

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  2. I happen to love the look and COLOR of that pen. I love green pens and green ink. I don’t know how you find so many cool old pens, but you have some real goodies!

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