The Sheaffer PFM (Pen for Men) was introduced, in 1959, in five trim levels. The PFM 5 was the highest of these, it was over twice the price of a PFM 1.
Recognisable by the Gold filled cap and blind cap end stud, the PFM 5 underwent a slight change shortly after introduction. Initially the cap featured two grooves that extended to the top of the cap at each 'corner'. Shortly after introduction this arrangement changed, these groove extensions were removed and the main body of grooves made shorter. This Australian made example has the early 'type 1' cap design so it can be dated c. 1959.
The pen is in excellent cosmetic condition. It is finished in classic Black with a Gold filled cap and end stud. The clip is spring loaded and carries the Sheaffer 'white dot' mark of quality. The inset diamond 14 Ct. Gold nib has a fine point.
The 'Snorkel' filling system has been completely overhauled and it works very well. The 14Ct. Gold nib writes with a smooth, fine to medium line.
A very large and 'chunky' pen, as its name suggests, the Sheaffer Pen for Men is now much sought after and meets all the criteria for a high quality collectable pen. It also writes extremely well and has a great deal of 'presence'.