Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle

Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a fantastic Waterman 52 in BCHR. The pen is in great condition except for two flaws. The first is that the hard rubber has faded some to a dark blackish brown. The second is that the clip has been bent out and then back it to a shape that more closely resembles an Aikin Lambert clip. The lack of markings on the clip almost give you the impression that this was done for some intentional purpose. But that is just an educated guess. Anyway, it still functions well as a clip. Apart from this, the trim looks great with no brassing and every very little signs of wear. The chasing and the imprints on the pen are still very good as well. This pen also boasts a very lovely 14kt. Waterman #2 nib that is a very wet and smooth writing F (0.5mm). It’s a lovely writer (if you like wet pens) that has some soft, wet noodle flex. The ease of flex isn’t quite paintbrush soft, but it is getting close to that. It ranges from 0.5mm (F) to a large 1.9mm (BBB+). It’s a Waterman 52 with a great, noodle nib. What more is there to say.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.5mm-1.9mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Bands cleaned and polished
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

   

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Waterman 14 – Super Flex

Waterman 14 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 14 eyedropper in BCHR. The hard rubber has faded to a dark brown. The chasing has also worn. It is visible but has lost most of its texture. The imprints are also worn, but it is most readable. You do have to look close to read them, though. The “14” on the back is nice and crisp. The nickel clip is in good shape. There is a little bit of wear but no brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #4 is a superb nib. It is a slightly oblique F (0.5mm) that is a bit stubbish. It writes a bit on the wet side, but it’s not a gusher. It’s also a little stubbish. The flex on the pen is beautiful. It has a great range going up to 1.8mm (BBB). It also has some excellent responsiveness, and that combined with the oblique, stubbish nib allows for some for crisp flex writing. Overall, an excellent Waterman 14 with fantastic writing abilities.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #4, F to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Parker Lady Lucky Curve – Wet Noodle

Parker Lucky Curve – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a nice Parker Lucky Curve in a vest pen size. The black hard rubber is still jet black and does not appear to have faded at all over the years. There is some light scratching from its years of life, but nothing deep or significant. The chasing is still very crisp throughout the pen. The imprints also look great with very little wear to them. The gold-filled clip has no brassing that I could find. The best part of this pen, though, is the nib. It’s a 14kt. Lucky Curve #2. It is a very wet writing F that feels almost like a Medium due to it’s wetness. It is quite stubbish, and is smooth and soft and graceful. A great little writer. Additionally, the flex is beautifully soft. I have had softer nibs than this but not by much. I would call this a paintbrush flex. It takes very little pressure to get some nice variation. The nib flexes from 0.5mm (the picture is incorrect) to a huge 2.0mm. The flow is on the wet side even for flex pen and has no trouble keeping up. And the nib maintains some good responsiveness.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Lucky Curve 14kt. #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned
  • New ink sac installed
  • Body cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 412 – Wet Noodle

Waterman 412 – Super Flex/Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

The Waterman 412 is a Waterman 12 with a sterling silver overlay (thus the “4” at the front). The black hard rubber under the overlay has faded to a dark brown. The overlay looks great for its age. It does have a few small dings on the top of the cap. The clip is missing it’s ball at the end. The imprint on the end of the barrel is still good and crisp. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a superb nib. Normally it writes as a wet and very elegant F (0.4mm) that is a bit stubbish. The flex on the pen is very, very nice. It has a soft flex that is bordering between “super flex” and “wet noodle.” In addition it has some great range of flex going from F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm). The feed is very wet and puts a lot of ink on the page. And it has some pretty nice responsiveness. Overall, a great vintage work of art.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman 14kt. #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX/WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Bands cleaned and polished
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman Starlet – Super Flex

Waterman Starlet – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous made in USA Waterman Starlet in grey marble celluloid. I really enjoy this line from Waterman, which is rather underrated in my opinion. The celluloid is gorgeous and pictures cannot capture the depth of it. The Starlet is the junior version of the Stalwart. The body is in superb condition with no blemishes to report. The gold-filled trim is in excellent condition with just a tiny bit of brassing around the edges of the rivet holding in clip. The clip is firmly attached. The lever looks great and the imprints are perfect. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a lovely, wet writing F (0.4mm). It’s got a nice sweet spot. The nib also has some nice flex ranging from F to BB (1.8mm). The ease of flex is a slightly on the stiffer side of “super flex” but it has some nice responsiveness. A lovely pen from the 1940s by Waterman.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed aligned to optimize flow
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a standard size Skyline in brown with gold-filled trim. The body of the pen is in nice condition. There is some very light scratching throughout, but most of it disappeared when I buffed and polished the pen. There are a two or three scratches near the cap that are still minor but wouldn’t buff out. The trim looks very good. There is just a hint of plate loss on the sides of the middle of the lever from where the cap rubs when posted. The 14kt Eversharp nib is a wet writing F (0.45mm). I’d call it a true Fine, and it is a smooth and a very lovely writer. The nib also has some nice flex going up to a large 1.9mm (BBB). The flow is very wet and has no problems keeping up. It has average responsiveness. It’s a nice all around Skyline that won’t disappoint.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.5mm-1.4mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

   

Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife 20 1/2 – Super Flex

Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife 20 1/2  – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife #20 1/2 in black hard rubber. The hard rubber has faded a bit to a dark, grayish brownish black color. The imprints are all readable, but the ones on the cap and the number on the blind cap are worn and you have to look closely. The clip looks pretty good. A little bit of wear showing but no brassing. The 14kt. Parker Lucky Curve #2 is a medium wet F. It writes smooth, not glassy smooth, but not scratchy at all. The flex on this nib is very nice. It comes easy. Has great range going from F (0.4mm) to BBB (1.8mm). It has good responsiveness as well. A great vintage Lucky Curve.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve 14kt., F-BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm), SUPER FLEX

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New pressure bar installed
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality