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New Review Wahl-Eversharp Skyline


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#1 Wahlnut

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 18:40

The following was a recent post on the WAHL-EVESHARP Forum but it is a review and thought it should also be of interest here
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REVIEW:

Just received my blue Skyliner 50 from Wahl-Eversharp. No need for me to add another full review, but I thought I'd share my impressions of this beautiful pen.

1. Did I say beautiful pen? Tastes vary, but if one is a fan of late deco design, this pen is beautiful.

2. Fit and finish are first rate. Everything falls into place perfectly: the blind cap is well machined and secure, the pen's cap screws on without a hitch or odd start (a problem on a few smaller manufacturer's models), and the polishing is flawless.

3. The filling system, which I choose to view as a captive converter a la the Visconti Steel Age Homo Sapiens (I never use cartridges any more) works well and feels secure.

4. The nib. In a word, nice. This is the "plain" stainless steel nib, not the ceramic coated or gold version, in a "fine-medium" default width, which I would characterize as a "Japanese medium." It is plenty smooth, with just the right amount of tooth. Perhaps most similar to a Platinum-brand nib in feel. I haven't flexed it much, as I tend not to write that way, but it seems to have some flex. A very nice writing nib, with 6/10 flow that is consistent.

5. Overall experience is one of elegance and balance. Journalling with it over longer sessions produces little or no fatigue. It shows that a great dal of intelligent design went into the shape of the Skyliner, and Syd has managed to keep its best features intact with the new production pens.

6. The Corvette is just cool.

I will be ordering a Classic as soon as funds are available.

Will
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 18:54

Makes me look forward to mine, which is, I believe, to be shipped early April.








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