Waterman 94 – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 94 – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a 94 in a marbled green celluloid with red speckles. The 94 is just under 5″. It’s in decent condition. The trim has quite a bit of wear and some pitting in spots. Otherwise, there is no significant defect. The Waterman #4 14kt. nib is a very nice and superbly smooth XXF that has some good flex up 1.6mm. It is a bit on the dry side, but remains smooth regardless. The ease of flex isn’t quite good enough to make it a Super flex, but it has some decent responsiveness.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, XF to BB (0.2mm-1.6mm),  Good Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

 

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Sheaffer Ring Top Self Filling – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Sheaffer Ring Top Self Filling – WET NOODLE

Here is the first Wet Noodle I have ever listed on ebay. It’s a BCHR Sheaffers Ring Top with a “Self-Filling” nib. One side of this pen looks near mint. It’s jet black with crisp chasing and imprints. The other side got left in the sun for too long at some point, and it has browned some. I tried to show the difference in the pictures. The chasing is crisp around the whole of the pen. Sheaffer’s black hard rubber is thicker than, say, Waterman’s and generally feels more substantial. The gold on the top has bit of brassing on the corners and a couple of dings. The lever also has a little brassing on one end. At first glance, the nib looks to have a crease in a tine that would be a mark of a sprung nib. However, after close examination, the indentation does not go across the tine as a sprung nib would. It’s not a “crease” at all, but a ding meaning the nib was never sprung but had something ding it from top side. I tried to show it the pics. This is a Wet Noodle nib with very easy flex up to 2.2mm! It works best with thicker, wet inks (that’s P/I Ku Jaku in the pics). The feed is very, very short, so some times the pen has to be up right for a few strokes before the feed catches up. It writes as a wet Fine, but it is not the best daily writer. Superb for flexing.

SIZE:  4″ Capped

NIB: Sheaffers “Self Filling,” F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm,  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to flex writing
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a Standard size Wahl-Eversharp Skyline with a nice, flexible Everysharp nib. Skylines are a great design. Massively popular in the day. They just feel right in the hand. This Skyline is in solid Navy Blue. It looks pretty black until you put it next to black, and you see how blue it is. There is light scratching across the whole of the pen. I buffed out much of it, but there is still some there. There are a couple of bigger starches next to the clip (see pic). The lever has some plating loss, but otherwise the trim is in rather good condition. The section (the piece that holds the nib and feed) is faded a bit. The nib is a wonderful. I love Wahl nibs, and this one is no exception. The feed is plenty wet. No railroading here. The nib is a silky F. And it is a Super flex nib with broadness up to 1.8mm.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • I purchased this already restored
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Waterman Stalwart – Semi Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman Stalwart – Semi Flex – (On Ebay)

A very nice Waterman Canadian Stalwart in silver swirl celluloid. It’s in overall pretty good condition. The clip is slightly crooked, and there is some brassing on the top of clip. There is also a little on the lever. The black section (the part that holds the feed and nib) has some light scratching on it. It is still a very beautiful pen. The 14kt. Waterman #2A has just a bit of flex, but it is a delightfully, glassy smooth XXF nib.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2A, XXF to B (0.2mm-1.0mm) SEMI FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2V Cardinal Red – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2V Cardinal Red – SUPER  FLEX  (On Ebay)

Very pretty Waterman 52 1/2V in “cardinal red” hard rubber. I know it’s orange, but for whatever reason the folks at Waterman called it “cardinal red.” This is the second one I’ve had in a couple of weeks, which is a bit strange as it is the rarest of the Waterman hard rubber types.  It too is in pretty good condition. It does have some typical light scratching, but it’s much less noticeable than on celluloid. The gold filled trim is in good condition with a bit of brassing on the band. I see none on the lever or ring. The imprint on the side is good and crisp. The one toward the end of the barrel is worn a bit, but “52 1/2V” is very crisp.  The 14kt. Wateramn #2 nib is a very soft XF with Super Flex capabilities. It flexes up to 1.6mm, and the flex comes very easy.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 0852 1/2V – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 0852 1/2V  – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a BCHR Waterman 0852 1/2 V.  The “08” in the Waterman numbering system means broad gold-filled band. This pen is in near mint condition. The black hard rubber is jet black. The chasing is very crisp. The imprints look brand new. The pen almost looks brand new. I cannot see any brassing on the trim. The only minor flaw I see is that there is just a bit of browning on the section below the gold band. But you can only see that because the rest of the pen is so black. The initials “T.M.M.” is inscribed in the band. And as for the nib! I seriously almost didn’t put this one up for auction. The nib is one of the most responsive super flex nibs I have had. The snap back is just phenomenal. I liked it so much I couldn’t resist trying out my new R&K Alt-Goldgrun in it. This pen will not disappoint.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman Canada #2, XXF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 55 Red Ripple – MEDIUM FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 55 Red Ripple – Medium Flex  (On Ebay)

A very nice Red Ripple 55. The 55 is a big pen. I took a pic comparing the diameter to that of the 52. The fading of the Red Ripple is minimal. The imprints have a little wear but are easily readable. There is just a little brassing on the gold band. The lever looks like it was scrapped at one point and then re-plated, so no brassing that I could tell. The only flaw is that it is missing it’s clip. Stick a nice accommodation clip on here and it would be a stunning pen. The nib is a very smooth XF. The flex was a little difficult to judge. It flexes quite easily and is smooth an fluid. But line variation and responsiveness aren’t quite good enough for a higher ranking. Still a big, beautiful, and relatively rare pen.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped (Not including Ring Top)

NIB: Waterman #5, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.2mm),  Medium Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent (but no clip)

Restration Work:

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

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