(SOLD) This is an early 1940s Sheaffer Triumph Statesman in straited Carmine celluloid with a 14k, two-tone Lifetime Triumph XF 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.
The Carmine celluloid is among the most beautiful vintage pen materials, and certainly a favorite among fountain pen enthusiasts. The subtle striations, the depth, chatoyancy, are gorgeous and rare today. Celluloid takes up to two years worth of processing, in a painstaking process that involves laborious filtering, dying, curing, baking, and storage in a climate-controlled environment. Today, only a handful of pen makers use celluloid, and only on their high-end pens. Why pay hundreds for an Italian pen if you can have this pen for a fraction of the price?
The Statesman is a medium-size pen ( measuring 5" capped with a barrel diameter of 0.46"), it posts very nicely, so it should be comfortable even for people with larger hands. It is in very good condition, with gorgeous, gleaming celluloid, decent section transparency, and very nice gold-filled trim. There are some minor scratches on the cap ring, but no plating loss.
The Triumph nib is of extra-fine width, it's smooth, and writes a generous, confident line, even at the lightest pressure. The nib, designed on the rocker principle, is forgiving of both angle and rotation, as well as virtually any grip. A very pleasant writer, made at the time when people wrote with fountain pens all day, every day. I tuned the nib to write on the wet side, answering your request for a wet writer, as some of you want to be able to enjoy your inks' shading and sheening properties.
The filling mechanism works efficiently, and the pen holds a lot of ink. It should give you years of dependable service and a lot of joy.