(Oh hold) This is a mid-1940s White Dot Sheaffer Triumph Statesman Vac "1000" fountain pen in Persian Blue with a 14k gold, two-tone Triumph Fine nib. The pen has been restored, which included a complete disassembly, a gentle cleaning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism, ink flow adjustment, a nib tune-up, and a gentle polish with a soft cloth (by hand). This is a full-size pen, measuring 5" capped with a barrel diameter of 0.46".
Before the Lamy 2000 Black Amber was released, a lot of people speculated that the 50th anniversary model would be made of blue Makrolon. Consequently, there was a lot of disappointment when it turned out not to be true. I have good news for you. The pen I am offering today is very much like the Lamy 2000 of the 1940s. The Sheaffer Triumph Statesman in Persian Blue is a gorgeous, medium-size pen, with excellent ergonomics, a vacuum filling mechanism (1.9 ml w/ two-stroke method), an ink view window, and a fantastic gold nib. Sound familiar?
The pen is in excellent condition, with only the faintest signs of use. The material is deep, rich, and vibrant, the ink window clear, the imprint strong, the gold-filled trim great, and the nib flawless. Quite simply, it's an awesome pen, every bit as good as the Lamy 2000, and it now can be yours!
The nib writes a beautiful, smooth, consistent line of about 0.4 mm on my paper. Unlike the Lamy 2000, it has a large "sweet spot" and is quite forgiving of your holding angle and rotation about the page. No matter how you hold your pen (well, almost), the nib's going to oblige, writing flawlessly, free of hard-starts and ink starvation. It will deliver fantastic performance day in, day out. A true workhorse of a pen, perfect for the office, home, or school.