Probably the only difference in the Scheaffer 100 line is the Ferrari Red color, but oh what a beautiful color. The fine pointt I chose feels small but, substantial (like constructed of metal, is that what lacquered implies?) It writes great, smooth with no feedback on the paper I use, but, perhaps on the dry side. Had let it sit for about 10 days (inked) and had a hard time starting it. Can't keep my inks straight, so I don't know what ink to possibly blame for that. Yet I am very happy with it. Definite difference from the Sheaffer VFM, which is itself a smooth writer also, but with a hard to explain feedback. The Scheaffer 100 is worth the higher price. The Ferrari Red is completely subjective.
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December 7, 2012
from Pensacola, FL United States
Ok so it's a red Sheaffer 100. Is it worth the extra $12? Ehh, yeah, of course it is...it's red and Ferrari red at that! The finish seems to me to be a little extra heavy duty too, like a powder coating.
Writes extremely well for a pen of this price, as do all the 100s. I don't think there's a better instrument out there at this price point. (The regular 100s at $38 can not be beat.)