About This Model
Eversharp Skylines were an adventure in supermodern design in the early 1940s. Eversharp, too often a step behind Parker and Sheaffer, planned to steal a step with the Skyline. Their appearance is striking: long conical shape with graceful transition from cap to barrel; a beautiful look. In addition, these pens were early experiments with polystyrene barrels, which over time proved to have shrinkage issues. Most Skylines seen today show some shrinkage. This problem aside, they are excellent writers, particularly their EF and Manifold nibs. They came in a range of sizes, colors, and cap patterns. The Skyline line also appealed to the post-war executive and new corporate culture, with the Presentation and Command Performance models, in 14k, and slight additions to the trim. Although Skylines were a significant step in pen design, and sold successfully, they only lasted for five years, to be replaced by the Eversharp Symphony in 1948-49.
About This Pen
This is a very nice Skyline, full size in Jet Black with the laterally grooved cap, a common model that is in unusually nice condition. Its only flaw, barrel shrinking under the cap, is so prevalent that one begins to think they were made that way. Otherwise, this is a completely clean pen. In addition, and what makes this pen special, is its soft, wet, FLEXIBLE nib that writes anywhere from a fine to a full medium.
Price: $105 Sold