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Wahl Eversharp Skyline-review
Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:11
This was one of the first pens I bought and about a year ago I had it fully restored.
I used to use it a lot but since I got my Paragon it has been forgotten.
I thought it would be a good pen to sell as I need money for my next purchase so I decided to check the pen before posting it and the moment I put the pen in my hand and then on paper I knew I will not sell it, I simply can’t.
Ok let’s back up and start from the beginning Eversharp made a lot of money producing this pen and anyone that owns this pen understand why.
The shape of this pen is unique and the nib makes this deal a true wonderful experience.
This is a lever filler pen. The simple, proven and reliable filler is just perfect to this pen. It holds more then enough ink for everyday needs.
The GF cap is fat and looks very different then other pens from that era. I find the design to be unique and beautiful, how sad that Eversharp that once was one of the big pen companies has vanished to the pages of the history, I am sure if they were still around we would get some real good pens from the USA.
The barrel has a little step about 1.5 cm bellow the threads. This makes the grip on the pen excellent. The pen is light weight and well balanced.
The 14K fine nib is a wonderful marvel of engineering. It brings the flex into my world again. Even though this is not a wet noodle this nib is definitely flexible and can produce a different variety of lines very easy with just a nit of pressure.
The nib is very smooth and responsive.
Now I am asking myself why the heck did I through this wonderful pen to a drawer and forgot about it. This pen is a perfect user and I think people should notice it more. You can get this pen for 35$ on eBay and unless a truck drove owner it it shouldn’t be a lot of work replacing the sac in it and you have a true vintage pen that gives you the quality of forgotten days.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:02
this is one of my favorite vintage FP and definitely one i use in my rotation. mine is the striped cap.
you know you won't be sorry you kept it!!!
these are (terrible) pics. of mine.
OK, i can't get pics loaded... oh well!!!
Edited by lovemy51, 21 May 2008 - 09:11.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 14:49
Posted 21 May 2008 - 16:28
My blue one works perfectly after receiving a new sac. The gray / metal one has never performed; it's so dry, I can't get it to flow. The Frankenpen is good & wet, but it's not really a Skyline, merely an Eversharp body & cap with unknown innards.
~ Bernard Shaw.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 08:20
Posted 25 May 2008 - 13:32
Got bit by that skyline bug years ago
Posted 25 May 2008 - 14:04
Let's not forget the designer - Henry Dreyfuss...
A little background here: http://munsonpens.wo...wahl-eversharp/
You are right Goodguy, these are often overlooked and overshadowed, but need not be.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:45
Got bit by that skyline bug years ago
Edited by lovemy51, 26 May 2008 - 06:45.
Posted 18 May 2009 - 23:48
Posted 18 May 2009 - 23:57
Posted 20 May 2009 - 17:25
All hail old-fashioned engineering!