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Eversharp Symphony 701


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#1 lintonwang

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:47

One of the underrated model of Eversharp -- Symphony 701

This model was called the New Eversharp when it came out, abandoning the eminent 'slipper cap'.

Put into the market during the twilight of Eversharp, this pen didn't win much attention as the Skylines did.

But this doesn't mean it writes badly.



I would say it's a very modern design at the time of 1950s. It still looks very fashionable now. The drawback of this design is inside the cap. The slipper cap of the previous models fixed the inner cap inside. The new symmetrical cap isn't able to fix its inner cap properly. The inner cap is slightly movable inside the metal shell.

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Its a lever filler. The lever is smoothly set in the barrel.

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The gold nib has some flex, but not a lot. Writes very comfortably with some soft resistance, so that the writing doesn't fly too fast.

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This NOS cost me 75 bucks, a quite friendly price.

Edited by lintonwang, 10 April 2013 - 04:30.


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#2 Uncle Red

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 16:37

A lovely Pen and your handwriting is excellent.

#3 rwilsonedn

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 19:52

I agree with you about underrated. The Symphony will I guess never be as iconic as the Skyline, but the one I have (in much worse condition than your nos model) is delightful. The materials and finish are first-rate, and the nib has enough character to permit people with excellent handwriting to do really stylish things, as you demonstrated so clearly.
Thanks for a fine review.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 20:53

You bought it from Peyton Street Pens, I presume? I have thought about buying one. How much ink does it hold? Any problems with burping or blotting?

It's a very nice-looking pen -- that breather hole in the nib is very cool-looking.

#5 lintonwang

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:27

You bought it from Peyton Street Pens, I presume? I have thought about buying one. How much ink does it hold? Any problems with burping or blotting?

It's a very nice-looking pen -- that breather hole in the nib is very cool-looking.


Yes I bought it form there.
I inked it with water and it holds some ink. not a dramatically large amount. but around an average level.
I hvn't been using it very frequently. Yet I hvn't seen any problems of burping or blotting. Not sure if there may be any in the future~






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