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Hello, I broke my Skyline pen while filling it. The reports of skyline plastic being brittle are very true. This nib is a little gem though, it is custom ground to a stub and I want to keep using it. Which other pen can accomodate it? Measurements: 6mm at nib's base, 2,7cm length.

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Another possibility might be to have a custom pen made for you that makes use of the nib and feed you have. You would end up with either a converter filler or eyedropper. Some custom pen makers you might try are Newton Pens (https://newtonpens.com}or Scriptorium pens (https://scriptoriumpens.com).

 

You would have the advantage of picking one of the models each maker offers, the material used in making the pen, the clip style or no clip, cap and/or body rings or none I own two Scriptorium Pens but Newton Pens offers some very unique pens as well.

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I've seen Skyline nibs in Dorics but it would be much cheaper to get another Skyline that needed a nib.

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Another completely "off the wall" idea might be to contact Terri Morris, at Peyton Street Pens. They sell a number of different models of Ranga ebonite pens, some of which have vintage Eversharp nibs. She may be able to offer to put your nib into one of their pens, along with possibly a couple of options for fillers.

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I know this is going to sound like I'm on the very edge but here goes;

How about replacing the broken barrel?

Unless it is is some unusual color or an Execuative size pen a Skyline barrel is a 10$ item.

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Farm Boy beat me to it.

 

Put it in another Skyline. You can always find one missing the cap, or missing clip, etc. Usually not a difficult item!

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There are a good number of Skylines in eBay right now. Of course, what I want is one with a flex nib that I can drop into another Skyline...you may need to do a little light interrogation to get the bits you want.

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As long as you get the right feed for it (the current one may not be the right size for the following pen): TWSBI 580.

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Some years ago I put a Skyline nib in a Wearever Deluxe 100. The nib was probably worth more than the pen, but the Wearever plastic was quite nice and it made for a great writing pen. I still have that pen somewhere...

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Skyline nibs are nice. But I have to admit that I have developed a dislike for about everything else Skyline. The sections shrink so the nib is loose, the inner caps come loose, derbys come loose in the cap, the tabs on the clips break. They're a general pain in the tush to repair...

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I love the nibs and I love the shape - but everything about the skyline is why vintage pens have a rep for being fragile - out of 20 on ebay, you can spot some sort of defect without even looking at the pen in person

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Skylines are a love 'em or hate 'em pen. True about the shrinkage. True about those tabs on the clip. But for some reason I don't mind.

 

Me - I love them.

 

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Most Skylines seem, to me, like a "good" pen. The Executive pen, though, is in a totally different league. I have only one, but if I even sell my accumulation (not really a collection), it will be among the last to go.

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