Sheaffer Triumph Imperial Deluxe

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Whereas the last Sheaffer I wrote about was too opulent for my personal use, I would have happily gone into a shop and bought this one.  The 12 carat gold filled cap isn’t too much and it works with the blue barrel wonderfully.
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There are those for whom a flexible nib is the be-all and end-all and this pen wouldn’t do for them because though it has a certain softness it isn’t flexible.  For myself, I love a flexible pen but I also love a smooth firm nib that lays down a good line of ink.  That’s what these Sheaffers were made to do and they do it so unfailingly well.
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This is the cartridge/converter version which succeeded the Touchdown fillers of the sixties.  I prefer it because it holds more ink and you don’t want a stingy ink supply to service as generous a nib as this.

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The fact that Sheaffer reused both names and styles can make pen identification quite confusing.  On the other hand, this makes for boundless scope for the collector.IMGP7031

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2 Responses to Sheaffer Triumph Imperial Deluxe

  1. Andy Barnett says:

    Thanks for the description of this pen. I’ve always wanted to try one of these Sheaffer nibs. I prefer a non-flexible and a wet nib. Being left-handed I have to be careful not to smudge whatever I’ve written. The Sheaffer has been added to my list of ‘wants’.

  2. William Gerber says:

    Your comment confirms my observation that the inlaid nib Sheaffer Imperials in good condition are superb writers and quite handsome pens as well. Thank you for the useful information!

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