Sheaffer Inlaid Nibs – its just a flick-up
August 20, 2010 § Leave a comment
Sheaffer is a long-established and respected brand that offers consistently good and reliable pens across the range. At the top end of the current fountain pen range, are the Legacy Heritage and Valor series that, although of different sizes, share a common design of the iconic Sheaffer inlaid nib. The inlaid nib, with its 18ct gold is a flowing, integral part of the front-end assembly and is available in the 3 basic widths, medium, fine and broad, with 18ct gold or, 18ct gold with rhodium coating for the silver finish.
We have however, experienced some misunderstanding over a detail in the design in that, the tip of nib has a slight up-turn making the nib appear to be slightly misshapen. Please be assured that the nib is supposed to have this design detail and is part of the shape which assists the nib in achieving its characteristic flexing during writing.
At PenFountain.com, we currently offer replacement front-end nib assemblies for both the Legacy Heritage and Valor from stock at our usual discounted prices. However, following a price reduction of the Valor fountain pen range by Sheaffer, it would be fair to say that, in the event of a nib requiring replacement, usually as a result of damage, the differential between the cost of a nib and a complete pen is relatively small.