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Monday, June 2, 2014

Sheaffer Sagaris: Quick Look



The Sheaffer Sagaris isn't a brand-new pen, but a new-to-us pen here at GouletPens.com. It's a straight-laced professional-looking pen. Nothing too radical going on here, just a solid mid-size, mid-price pen with a surprisingly smooth-writing nib.

Sheaffer Sagaris in black, available in fine or medium nib

Sheaffer Sagaris in brushed Chrome, slightly back-weighted when posted


It's available in a fine and medium nib, that's slightly wet but writes a finer line than I expected. It's actually closer to a Japanese pen in terms of the nib size, running finer than Lamy. You can check out how it compares to other pens in my writing samples in the Nib Nook



The pen is a little light at the grip, which makes it well-balanced with just the body, and slightly back-weighted with the cap posted on the back. It's a mid-weight pen at 30g total weight. It takes a Sheaffer proprietary converter (included, a $10 value) and comes with both a black and blue Sheaffer cartridge in the box. 

Sheaffer Sagaris in Red, with Sheaffer converter, blue and black cartridge (included)

All-in-all, this is a reliable writer for work, and would present well as a gift pen. The Sheaffer name and reputation is pretty well-known, and while I don't think this pen will blow up most blogs and forums, it's a respectable writing instrument that deserves a tip of my metaphorical hat. At $65 you could do worse.

What do you think?

Write On,
Brian Goulet

6 comments:

  1. This pen reminds me of a Sheaffer Prelude I bought back about 1997. It too is metal, robust, smooth writing, and was a very dependable pen that I used at work for some years. The finish wore very well, still looks like new. Being frugal, I refilled the cartridges with a syringe way back then! Glad to see Sheaffer has it in fine, this should be a good pen.

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  2. How does the cap secure? Screw, click, or magnet?

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  3. This looks like a click to cap and push-on to post pen. I see no threads on the pen to screw the cap on either when capped or posted. Seems pretty obvious to me.

    By the way, in the video Brian refers to the design being inspired by Sheaffer's Triumph series pens. I must respectfully disagree. I see none of the legacy Triumph pen or nib designs coming through in this pen.

    I suspect this "Sagaris" pen is a China-made pen with a price that is pretty hefty IMO if in-fact it is made in China (we will likely never know - unfortunately).

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  4. David, Sheaffer says this pen is "Inspired by long-time favorite, Sheaffer® Triumph®. . ." on their web site. This is Sheaffer's opinion. http://sheaffer.com/en/writing-instruments/sagaris

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  5. I don't know about this pen, but if it is anything like the Sheaffer 300 (Ferrari Scuderia) I bought last year, made in China it says on the box, I personally won't go near it. The 300 I bought new for $75 does nothing to enhance the Sheaffer reputation born in Fort Madison. Visually it is a beautiful pen, no question, and comes in a nice presentation box. Those are the only good points about it.

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  6. Peter Buergin-WittJune 5, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    I'm sorry, but this is either too boring for the price or to pricy for what it is - I mean, let's get real, Sheaffer: compare to a Pilot Metro ($15.-), a TWSBI Classic (50.-), a Platinum Balance, a Lamy CP1...

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