ntroduced in 1959, Sheaffer’s intent was to market their successful snorkel fill pens in a larger size and with their newly patented inlaid nib. Because of their large size they were intended for men, thus the name “Pen For Men.” At this time the fountain pen industry was competing with ball pens, thus most PFMs have very stiff nibs so carbon copies could be made. The day of the “expressive nib” was gone, at least for many years to come. I’ve seen PFMs which were manufactured in the USA, Canada, Australia and Argentina. They are an excellent quality pen, highly desired by users and collectors throughout the world. PFM models are listed below. A PFM VIII was recently found and sold to a collector/dealer for over $5,000. It was on display at the 2003 Columbus Pen Show.
PFM I: Plastic cap and barrel, chrome trim, Pd-Ag nib.
PFM II: Brushed steel cap, plastic barrel, Pd-Ag nib.
PFM III: Plastic cap and barrel, gold filled trim, 14 KT nib.
PFM IV: Polished Steel cap, gold filled trim, plastic barrel, GFT, 14 KT nib.
PFM V: Gold filled cap, plastic barrel, 14 KT nib.
PFM VI: Gold filled cap and barrel, 14 KT nib.
PFM VII: 14 KT cap, plastic barrel, 14 KT nib.
PFM VIII: 14 KT cap, barrel and nib – the “Masterpiece”.
PFM “Autograph”, which has a plastic cap and barrel, 14 KT trim and nib.