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Skylines~

Dove Grey




Modern ~ Moire


Moire Pencils
Silver/Grey


Blue


Very uncommon cap with a lined dart pattern



Uncommon first model visuilated section & horizontal lined pattern on the cap.












First model w/ visuilated section. Standard/common GF cap




Slightly less common Royal Blue.






First model Demi set w/ a VERY dark section





Common Dubonnet Red (burgundy)





The nibs come in rigid, semi flex & full flex.

This is an idea of the sort of flex you can find in these wonderful pens.

the # are a medium lines with no pressure....


Can I get an OH YEAH!

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oh yeah!!!! nice! i like the one with the lined dart pattern cap. i only have one skyline and you have a pic posted here (i think???) it's the brown with lined cap. i'm not sure if it's full flex or not cos' i don't have anything else to compare to.



one of these days i'll have to add more of these pens to my small collection!!

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Your right, that Dart patterned cap was really sweet. I sort of regret selling it a few years ago. I've not seen another since.

A very basic way to guage flex, how much line variation there is when you apply moderate/light pressure to the nib. There's no hard & fast rule, but in my shop, if a nib has a 2:1 line ratio, I call it a semi flex. 3-4:1 I consider flex and 5-6:1 or greater I call super flex.

The nib in your pen looks like it could be a decent semi flex nib.

I truly love skylines. capped they have a very sleek look & posted they are so well balanced. Then there are the to die for nibs. IMHO you'll never go wrong with a skyline.

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They all look great. I've never seen one for real. To me, they always seem they would be very top-heavy and unbalanced to write with when posted; given the large cap. Obviously they are not, or the pen would not have been successful.

I'm still getting used to the 'tier' descriptions. Are Eversharp pens like the ones in the photos considered to be tier 1 pens?

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They do have a semi bulbous look. I was leery of them for years, until I found one cheap, managed to get it restored & fell in love with the first stroke. Like I mentioned above, the balance is just devine. When I come across another I'll send it your way so you can try it out & see what the hype is all about.

These are considered a first tier pen.



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i agree with D, i'm holding mine, cap posted, right now and it's not top heavy at all. in fact i think is perfectly balanced.

D, i think mine is semi-flex!!

Aussi, you can still find these for a very good price... i got mine for $34 USD!!



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I think the balance comes from the cap posting so deep on the barrel. The onlky draw back is the cap rubs the high spot on the levr & nearly every single one you find has a swath of brassing on it. Par for the course though with vintage pens.

$34 is a very fair price for a good conditionuser pen. You right, these can still be had for fair prices ($40 or less unrestored) & if you learn to restore them yourself you'll save even more green. Not to mention getting the satisfaction of doing the job yourself.

a couple of cautions on the pens. The over strap on the cap is fairly delicate & is often broken off. It's a major PITA to try & track down good clips. I often just use them as at home pens & love 'em all I can..lol. The barrel material can often be a bit brittle & the barrel lips are famous for breaking. Just use gentle heat, slowly build the temp & don't use much of a rocking motin when you pull the section out.

' i think mine is semi-flex!!'
Wait until you land a full flex nib.

If you don't need to change your shorts after your done, there's something wrong..lol.

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thanx for the tips, D

can't wait for full flex!!

oh, by the way, mine came restored for $34!! and it doesn't leave home!

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Restored for $34 is a steal. Fully restored & in good or better condition $45-60 is fair. With a high flex awesometastic nib, it wouldn't be unheard of to add $20-30 or so to that.

If you haven't checked out the article on these at Penhero.com your missing out. Jim has an amazing site with TONS of really good reference info.

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"If you haven't checked out the article on these at Penhero.com your missing out. Jim has an amazing site with TONS of really good reference info."

i have, it's great!

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Oh yeah he does! I referece his site all of the time.

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