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
The Skylines I’ve seen over the years have almost universally been fine or extra fine, superfirm or manifold writers, usually pretty scratched up. I’ve known that a wide range of Skyline nibs exist, but they haven’t usually come this way. This Modern Green striped example proves that wrong! This nib is a full medium, could be a broad, with semi-flex softness. It is not a full flex nib, for sure, but a pretty expansive writer. The pen is in unusually nice condition, with no significant marks or scratches; even the usual microscratches of age and use are missing. As for the pen, this is a full size model, 5.25” (13.2cm) long capped. A truly handsome Skyline.
Price: $105 Sold