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#81 mrchan

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:37

So I am wondering where the "Medium" size is being picked up on the website?

As far as I can tell, there isn't any information on each product page about nib/line widths: it tells me what the nib is made of, but not what nib/line width it makes. I had to dig into the FAQ, where I found this:

http://www.wahlevers....com/faq.php#q4
4. What nibs come with WAHL-EVERSHARP pens?
A. WAHL-EVERSHARP fountain pens come with a variety of nibs. Which one comes with which pen is as follows:
- Skylines 50's- Medium Sem-flex stainless steel.
- Skyline Demo, Skyline Classic, Skyline Unique, and Skyline Tribute collections - Medium Semi-flex ceramic coated gold plated stainless steel.
- Skyline Technik Black Aluminum Pens- Medium black finished ceramic coated stainless steel.
- Skyline Technik Cobalt Blue Aluminum Pens - Medium Semi-flex Gold Plated Ceramic coated Stainless Steel.
- Skyline Natural Aluminum - Medium Semi-flex Ceramic coated Gray Titanium.
- Award Collection Paladium Pen - Medium solid 18 Karat 2-tone nib.
- Under custom order, purchasers can specify the pen be supplied with 18KT nib for an additional fee.
- All Roller Ball pens bone with Schmidt refills.


Writing samples would be good, but having this information on each product page is essential IMHO. You could then link it to a writing sample.

There are a few typos in the FAQ as well, could perhaps do with a bit of a tidy-up?


Sorry about that but it was the FAQ that actually placed me under the misconception that the nibs were medium. I do agree that it'd be nice if you would give us a little tutorial how those nibs were made and some writing samples too if you wouldn't mind :)
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:31

On the Free Shipping and now it has also become the Satisfaction Guaranteed refund thread. People began focusing in on what the nib flex was like. In case people on this thread might be interested, I post a photo of the figure 8's I did to demo the flex this Semi-flex nib can do.

People have stopped asking about the Ceramic Coating, but that is more what distinguishes the writing feel of these nibs in the new WAHL-EVERSHARP line (But not in the Skyliner 50's pens). So for flex fans:

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:52

WOW .... looks great...

So its a great writer that has flex when you want it.

Question?
"People have stopped asking about the Ceramic Coating, but that is more what distinguishes the writing feel of these nibs in the new WAHL-EVERSHARP line (But not in the Skyliner 50's pens)."

I think read somewhere in one of the threads that the nibs are interchangable? Does that mean a Ceramic Coated nib could be ordered and then put on the Skyliner 50's?

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:05

On the Free Shipping and now it has also become the Satisfaction Guaranteed refund thread. People began focusing in on what the nib flex was like. In case people on this thread might be interested, I post a photo of the figure 8's I did to demo the flex this Semi-flex nib can do.

People have stopped asking about the Ceramic Coating, but that is more what distinguishes the writing feel of these nibs in the new WAHL-EVERSHARP line (But not in the Skyliner 50's pens). So for flex fans:

Syd


Does the ceramic cover the nib tip as well? I'd assumed the nibs used regular "iridium" tips and that the ceramic coating served mostly to protect the gold plate from wear and scratches.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:27

On the Free Shipping and now it has also become the Satisfaction Guaranteed refund thread. People began focusing in on what the nib flex was like. In case people on this thread might be interested, I post a photo of the figure 8's I did to demo the flex this Semi-flex nib can do.

People have stopped asking about the Ceramic Coating, but that is more what distinguishes the writing feel of these nibs in the new WAHL-EVERSHARP line (But not in the Skyliner 50's pens). So for flex fans:

Syd


Does the ceramic cover the nib tip as well? I'd assumed the nibs used regular "iridium" tips and that the ceramic coating served mostly to protect the gold plate from wear and scratches.


Yes, the ceramic coat is everywhere including the tip. It was not designed for cosmetic purposes although it certainly helps that, but for the great writing characteristics primarily. People at the LA Pen show, would maybe write half a word, and stop and look up like whoa. It was fun to see, and hard to convey on a computer screen. Other pen makers experimented with it but did not put it into production as far as I know.

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Edited by Wahlnut, 01 March 2013 - 03:13.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:30


WOW .... looks great...

So its a great writer that has flex when you want it.

Question?
"People have stopped asking about the Ceramic Coating, but that is more what distinguishes the writing feel of these nibs in the new WAHL-EVERSHARP line (But not in the Skyliner 50's pens)."

I think read somewhere in one of the threads that the nibs are interchangable? Does that mean a Ceramic Coated nib could be ordered and then put on the Skyliner 50's?





Yes, I did exactly that on request for a custom order the other night. Skyliner 50's pen went out with the gold plated ceramic coated SS nib instead.

And one person ordered a Classic pen which carried the GPCCSS nib with an 18K nib instead.

 

And another just ordered an Award Pen with a FINE NIB  that we have a few of under our Special Order Request option on the site.

To each his own!
Syd


Edited by Wahlnut, 18 May 2013 - 00:23.

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