Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

 

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

A stunning Wahl-Eversharp Skylines. I have a soft spot for these pens. The design just feels right even if it does look a bit abnormal. And the nibs are usually smooth, wet and durable. This Skyline is black with pearlized green/ black pin stripe cap. It is in quite good condition. There is the typical light scratching of celluloid pens, but nothing very significant. The gold trim is in good shape. I could only find a little brassing on the lever. The nib is a bit oblique, so it writes best at a bit of an angle. The obliques doesn’t seem to have any affect on the flexing, however. The flex is a great. This is a super flex nib that goes up to 1.9mm. A beautiful pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F/M to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm) 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

 

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Conklin Crescent – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Conklin Crescent – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is the classic Conklin Crescent pen. No pen collection would be complete without this iconic pen. This pen has browned quite a bit. The chasing and imprints are still good and crisp. It just looks brown.  The spring clip and crescent are both in good condition. There is a hairline crack in the lip of the cap (see pic). The Conklin #2 Toledo nib is a great flex nib that goes from 0.2mm to 1.9mm. It’s got some great spring, and is very easy to get into a nice rhythm flexing. Plus, with an XXF starting point, it makes flex work look crisp. Free Gift: From now until Christmas, everyone one of my buyers gets a free 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku ink!

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Conklin Toledo #2, XXF to BBB (0.15mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Crescent Filler

CONDITION: Good

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Restoration Work:

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

Vintage Woodgrain Pen – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Vintage Wood Grain Pen – GOOD FLEX (On Ebay)

Here is an unbranded woodgrain hard rubber pen. This is a vest size pen similar to a Waterman 52V. Slightly bigger. It feels quite solid and well made. The hard rubber has minimal fading. The gold filled band has a little brassing. The lever looks pretty good except for what appears to be one small chip. The original ring is also missing from the cap. The “Warranted 14kt.” #5 nib is nice writer with good flex. The nib has a good spring even when flexing just a little. A very nice, unbranded pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped (Not including Ring Top)

NIB: Warranted 14kt. #5, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

 

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Waterman 52 1/2V – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2V  – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a BCHR 52 1/2V in gold trim. There is some browning to the hard rubber, but it is still dark. Brown but a dark brown. The chasing still has some texture, though it is worn a bit. Imprints are crisp. Gold trim is in good condition. Lever has one scratch, but looks new. The gold cap on the cap has one ding, but there is little to no brassing. The ring, however, is missing from the cap. The nib is a very smooth writing XF with  good flex capabilities.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.6mm)  GOOD 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
  • 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 32 – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 32 is in fair condition. The black celluloid was quite scratched when I got it. Nothing deep, but lots of surface scratches. I have buffed and polished out quite a bit of it, but it still has light scratching throughout. The original clip fell off at some point, and the original rivets are still in the cap. However, at some point someone put on a Rexall accommodation clip. That clip is worn down almost entirely to the brass. There is wear on the lever also. The name “R. Ludeman” is engraved in the side. The nib is a bit unique in that while it has a good, fairly crisp flex, it also feels quite firm when writing normally. That makes small, detailed writing very easy.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.2mm-1.5mm),  Good Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 52 – MEDIUM FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Medium Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a BCHR Waterman 52. There is browning to the hard rubber. The chasing and imprints are still visible, though worn. There is a crack in the cap that has been partially resealed (see pics). There is some wear to the nickel on the clip and lever. The nib is quite smooth both in normal writing and flexing. The flex has the ease of a “good flex” but the snap back isn’t quite good enough to be called a good flex. Still it is a great nib.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – Stub/ Semi-flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Stub/ Semi-flex  (On Ebay)

This 52 in good condition. The chasing is worn but is still visible. The hard rubber has browned to a dark brown. Side imprint is worn but mostly readable. The “52” is crisp and still red. There is some plate wear on the lever also. This is and was originally produced as a clip less model. The nib is a nice, smooth writing stub. Crisp enough to give writing some character, but smooth enough to be able to write pretty fast. Thought the nib is soft and smooth, it is on the drier side.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F Stub to BB (0.6mm-1.6mm),  Semi 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
  • New sac intalled
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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