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Kaweco Skyline Sport Nib Replacement

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#1 Tom Traubert

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 17:07

Hi all.

 

The nib on my Kaweco Skyline Sport isn't great - it's the standard broad nib issues - hard starting etc, probably due to baby bottom.  I can't seem to find a replacement nib unit in my colour (mint), so my question is this - can I just buy an Ice Sport nib unit (I'll keep my chrome stylings thanks) and swap the nib over?  The feed and nib are just friction fit and come out very easily.

 

There's no possibility of an exchange as I've just tried my hand at nib grinding...


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 17:18

Most Kawecos use the same nibs but I haven't heard of the Skyline model.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 17:41

Most Kawecos use the same nibs but I haven't heard of the Skyline model.

 

They're new, I think.  To all intents and purposes, they're the same as the Classic and Ice Sport models.  Arguably better looking though!

 

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 02:48

 

They're new, I think.  To all intents and purposes, they're the same as the Classic and Ice Sport models.  Arguably better looking though!

 

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If they use the same nib as the Classic Sport then I think you could still use an AL Sport nib unit but would have to pull the nib from the nib/feed collar and then put it into your main pen (leaving you with a spare feed and collar for an AL Sport...). 

 

That color you posted above with solid opaque nature to it does seem rather attractive, especially if it feels as solid and thick as they usually do. 



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Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:44

i'm not 100% sure on Skyline, but i know the feed is different between AL and Classic, but the nibs seem to be the same size.

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 05:25

Ta all. I bought an Ice Sport nib unit. Hopefully this'll stop the pen from languishing, uninked, in a drawer.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 22:00

I agree that this line is better looking. I like this color in particular and I much prefer the rhodium-plated nib to the gold-plated ones.

 

Hope the Ice Sport nib works for you. However, don't throw away the one that you tried your hand at. If you ever go to a show, take it with you and let a nibmeister look at it. Maybe they could salvage it for you, perhaps turn it into a stub or something else esoteric. . . 


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