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    Default Skyline Moire: What a beauty

    From time to time, I was able to score nice pens from local auctions, estate sales, or flea market. Unfortunately that happens at the rate of about once or twice a year

    This time, I have to give the credit to my sharp-eyed wife. She forwarded a photo of a fountain pen set from a local auction, and I can't believe my eyes.

    After scoring the pen (a story in itself), this is what I see in person (no USPS wait, love local deals):



    The set is unbelievably clean. The pencil works, and I just realized how elegant Eversharp mechanical pencils are. I thought the click-down Esterbrook pencil was amazing given their age, but this one is cooler with only the gold button on top acting as the clicking point. Just like a modern mechanical pencil.

    And the fountain pen, it's just sublime, I knew these models are not as common and they are very pretty, but seeing one in person, a sample this clean, is a whole different experience.

    The nib is interesting as well, it's small, but well adjusted for the ink flow, I never had a railroad or the tip of the feed touching the paper when I wrote in flex mode. And more interestingly, the engraving on the nib is not like the typical Skyline nib which features art-deco lines, this one looks older, like an old WAHL nib, heart shaped breather hole, and it just says EVERSHARP 14K. That's it. Beautiful flex, though! Which makes me even happier.
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    Default Re: Skyline Moire: What a beauty

    Gorgeous!
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    Default Re: Skyline Moire: What a beauty

    I love the Skyline shape, but until now I have not come across a beauty that I would like to posess. That one I would love.

    Beautiful!!!!

    Congratulations, penwash

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    Default Re: Skyline Moire: What a beauty

    Quote Originally Posted by VertOlive View Post
    Gorgeous!
    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpagan View Post
    I love the Skyline shape, but until now I have not come across a beauty that I would like to posess. That one I would love.

    Beautiful!!!!

    Congratulations, penwash
    Thank you both.
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    Default Re: Skyline Moire: What a beauty

    A great find, what is the capped length on the pen?

    I have a Wahl branded Skyline, with a Wahl nib. Here is a picture of it's nib.
    Does your nib (shape minus writing) look something like this?:
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