Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52 is in good condition except for the browning of hard rubber as you can see in the pics. Chasing and imprints are still pretty good. A bit more wear on the body than the cap. Trim looks pretty good, but there is a little plate wear on the top of the clip and lever. The nib does have a small crack coming from the air hole. I couldn’t pick it up on a photo. The nib flexes from a M (0.6mm) to a huge 2.5mm. The flex is quite easy. Not paintbrush easy, but it requires very little pressure. However, to really take advantage of the flex, you need a high surface tension ink (like the Pilot Iroshizuku I’m including). With thinner, more water inks you can still flex but you will get some railroading when you go over the 1.7-1.8mm range. The nib is very wet and smooth.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, M to BBB (0.3mm-2.5mm),  WET NOODLE (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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