I'm looking to get a Sheaffer, partly because I don't have one, partly because I know my father used one way back when (but I don't know the whereabouts of that pen or the model).
I'm really smitten by the idea of a snorkel. I have looked around, and can't find any general buyers guide type of information about snorkels.
A few questions:
I assume if it's been professionally restored, it is going to be a reliable pen for many, many years to come?
Are they as good as they appear to be at getting that last bit of ink out of a bottle?
Is there any functional difference between the triumph nibs and the open style nibs. I do like the looks of those triumph nibs!
When flushing a snorkel, does it involve anything more than a "usual" fountain pen design?
Any other bits of advice would be very welcome.