My skyline EF nib is definitely more rigid than my gold-plated EF kawecosport
nib. At first I thought that it was just in my head. "It is only gold-plated
after all," I can remember thinking to myself. But it is true
Lost the first one (I lose K'sports often) and I had to get another. Goes well
with the gold K'sport clip, and definitely my fave color in this line. I would
get a stonewash black but I would probably lose it :(
Love the color, it definitely goes better with the chrome nib as opposed to the
golden Kawecosport nib. Perhaps less flex than the golden nib? Or maybe I just
haven't broken it in yet...I was waiting for a restock for awhile, and I am not
I buy these as gifts for my friends who are in school, as I am flush with a host
of drafting pencils that I bought when I first discovered JetPens.com. I think
I may keep this one as a collector though.
It works great, but I absentmindedly put it in my back pocket for a couple of
weeks and the spring came off at some point and was lost, and the middle portion
snapped. I think it still functions, but as I can't put it in my back pocket
anymore I stopped using it...but otherwise this is a great little notepad. I'll
probably consider buying a replacement at some point.
I own the 925 25 2mm holder, which differs in style and purpose.
*I enjoy the Kaweco more for drawing, due to the thick body and long, tapered
nose. The angle of the taper allows for unhindered gesture drawing (holding the
pencil at a 30-degree angle to the paper, utilizing the flat edge of your lead),
as opposed to the 925, whose relatively more blunt nose can scratch against your
*The grip is nice, a soft, black finish that, while lacking in texture, keeps
the pencil in my sweaty hands without issue. In fact the wide body and lack of
raspy metal grip makes long drawing sessions a pleasure.
*Just like any other drafiting/drawing pencil... Do not drop this! I dropped
mine on a concrete floor, and the nose/ sleeve dented, preventing the lead from
advancing and the end cap came loose. It was fixed with some creative use of
pliers and metal clips--easily enough, though a little stressful.
*Bang! Excellent pencil for drawing!
*Boom! Expensive! Most folks will never understand!
But worth it.