Sheaffer Triumph Statesman Gray Pearl, F

(SOLD) This is an early 1940s Sheaffer Triumph Statesman fountain pen in striated Gray Pearl celluloid with a 14k gold, two-tone Fine Triumph nib. The pen has been restored, which included a complete disassembly, a thorough cleaning, an overhaul of the filling mechanism, ink flow adjustment, nib tuning, and a gentle hand polish. I work according to current best practices in pen restoration and I use high-quality replacement components and tools.

Sheaffer Triumph Statesman, F

I get a lot of requests for pens with silver-color trim. I guess this kind of color scheme is in vogue these days, and if you listen to the excellent Pen Addict Podcast, you, no doubt, heard of the hosts' preferences for rhodium-plated "furniture." Unfortunately, vintage pens with chrome or nickel-plated trim are fairly rare. Today, however, I have a really nice monochromatic Sheaffer Statesman from the early 1940s, in Gray Pearl celluloid with chrome-plated trim.

This is a medium-size pen, measuring 5" capped with a barrel diameter of 0.46". It posts really well, so it should fit even people with larger hands. A fantastic writer! The Triumph nib, at its best, at the "nominal" Sheaffer Fine tipping geometry, it's a smooth, confident writer, performing extremely well even at the lightest pressure. It's a great pen for beginners, as you can really press on the nib without harming it, so if you're coming to the fountain pen hobby after years of using ballpoint pens, you're going to have an easy transition. The filling mechanism is Sheaffer's vacuum or plunger mechanism, which works efficiently and holds a lot of ink.

The pen is offered at a 15% discount due to a very small dent in the cap band. Otherwise, the pen is in excellent condition. The celluloid is smooth, rich, and vibrant, with very good section transparency. Today, such material would be called "demonstrator" and each of the major brands used a variant of it, mostly for sections and barrels. The chrome trim is in very good condition, considering its age and the fact that it generally did not wear very well. It's difficult to find a vintage pen with immaculate chrome-plated trim, though. The imprint is strong.