Just the start
Perhaps the first fountain pen you will try. Maybe the initial inspiration you need to tackle a new project. Possibly a motivational gift to launch a college freshman. The new Sheaffer Prelude collection is a perfect start to many great thoughts. The shiny black onyx lacquer barrel is paired with a bright palladium cap that has very subtle lines. A new matte black cap and barrel model is also available. Both options come in fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint modes. Each Prelude also sports 22k gold plated trim. Fountain pens have a two-tone steel nib in fine, medium or broad point. These new Prelude rollerballs look exactly the same, until the cap comes off. Then a smooth-writing ceramic ball tip appears. The ballpoint looks similar too, but is a one piece, twist-top point deployment. The perfect Prelude to just about everything.