It's been a while since I made a post, but I am thinking of acquiring another fountain pen, specifically a Sheaffer
Do Sheaffer mark their nibs with a style mark to enable one to determine whether the nib is fine, medium, broad, italic, or some other ?
If they do, where do I look and what are the marks ?
If they don't, how do I know what type of nib is fitted in a particular pen ?
This applies especially to inlaid nibs which are not easy to change.
I have had an experience with a Sheaffer Imperial which writes very well, and I reckon must be a medium nib (but IDK) and a Parker sonnet which must be a fine nib and I can't enough ink out, and it produces a very fine line which is difficult to read (but which I admit may be caused by some other problem like poor ink flow to the nib).
and so I think I need to be able to tell what nib is fitted before I buy, or in case the seller doesn't know