The story of Sheaffer began over 100 years ago with a big idea from a visionary thinker. Walter Sheaffer, a skilled jeweler by trade, had an eye for detail and a mind for invention. In the small back room of his father's Iowa jewelry store, Sheaffer developed and patented a revolutionary fountain pen that improved the writing experience for pen users across America. Sheaffer continues to deliver a unique writing experience for pen enthusiasts. The legendary White Dot designed into every Sheaffer pen is an enduring symbol of quality, prestige and performance - and it remains a proud emblem of the our Lifetime Mechanical Warranty. These high quality pens are made from metal and acrylics, with steel and gold nibs, and are piston filled. These Pens are for wordsmithing, hand lettering, writing, calligraphy, drawing, and art.