Sheaffer Triumph Imperial Deluxe
May 31, 2014 2 Comments
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.
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.
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.