Monday, July 18, 2011

on a lighter note: fountain pen of the month



I've decided my favorite fountain pen this month -- great for journaling or whatever -- is this 1949 black Sheaffer Valiant with a smooth Fine Triumph nib, with gold trim.  

This is the so-called 'fat' version Valiant before Sheaffer began making the TM (thin model) the following year, in 1950.  It has the Touchdown filling system.
 

The Triumph is a wrap-around, conical nib, and the name was given during the early WW2 years.  Most, like this one, write very smoothly.

Here's David Nishimura on the Touchdown models, and Richard Binder on the Triumph nib.

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