Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a nice little black hard rubber, Toledo made, Conklin vest size pen. I have no idea the model name of this pen. The hard rubber is still very black. The striped chasing is worn but can be seen. The Conklin imprint is also worn but readable. It has a rather newish “Bic” accommodation clip. The original ring top is now missing. There is some brassing on the band and lever. The nib is rare and terrific. It has not only the crescent air hole but also a crescent imprint on the nib. It has a sweet spot that allows for nice, smooth normal writing. But it also some pretty responsive flex that makes for some good, crisp flex writing. A great little pen.

SIZE:  3 7/8″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin Toledo, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) 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
  • Body and trim cleaned and trim polished
  • New sac installed
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed aligned for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker “D.Q.” Lucky Curve – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Parker “D.Q.” Lucky Curve  – (On Ebay)

Here is a full-size Parker student version of the Jack Knife Safety Pen. These were produced in the mid-20s. The “D.Q.” stands for “Duofold Quality.” Parker renamed these a bit later to the “Black and Gold” pen. It is made of black hard rubber with a pin stripping. The BHR is very black on one side, but does have some fading (more to grey than brown) on the other side. The band appears to have be nickel and not gold-filled as the ring top is. The imprint is worn a bit but still readable. There is also a small crack running through the threads of the barrel. I couldn’t pick up in the pictures. The section actually threads into the barrel and someone probably overtightened it. It has no effect on the function of the pen, and is hardly noticeable. The nib is a replacement “Warrented 14K” nib, and it is a good one. It writes very smooth with some nice, fairly responsive flex.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt., F-BB (0.4mm – 1.5mm), GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned. Trim polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl Gold Filled (4 1/2″) #4 Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled (4 5/8″) – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Another beautiful gold-filled Wahl pen. This is not a ring top, but the larger 4 1/2″ model with clip. It does have some imperfections. There are a few dings on the back end of the barrel and some bite marks. There are also bite marks on the top of the cap. There is, however, little to no brassing on the pen that I can see. The pattern on the pen is still in overall very good condition. It has the initials “E.K.N.” engraved on the barrel. The nib is a smooth writing Fine that flexes up to 1.7mm. Ease of flex and responsiveness are good making this a nice a super flex nib. This is still a beautiful, durable pen with some great writing potential.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #4, 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 polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 52 in decent condition. There is some browning of the hard rubber, but it’s still pretty dark. The chasing and imprints are worn but still have a little texture. Imprints are crisp. The lever looks brand new. It has a unique accommodation clip. It appears to have had a Waterman clip at one point, but was replaced by this clip. There is a small crack behind the clip where the original Waterman clip used to be. However, it is very difficult to see unless you remove the accommodation clip. The nib is nice and smooth with super flex ability.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  Super 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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Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top “Flexible” nib/ Pencil Combo – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Ring top – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a great example of some of Wahl-Eversharp’s celluloid pen/ pencil combo. Both pen and pencil are  in very good condition. Some very slight brassing on the ring tops, but levers and gold band are in great shape. There is also some very slight discoloration of the celluloid as is typical for these pens. The only work I did on the pencil was to polish it up, so I don’t know if it works. The pen has part of a sticker still on the end of the barrel, and the combo will come in the original fairly broken down box. The pen’s nib is a fabulous Wahl-Eversharp #2 “Flexible” nib. It an top grade Super flex nib with superb responsiveness. Also a nice, smooth writer. This pen will not disappoint.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl Eversharp #2 “Flexible”, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

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
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Conklin Endura Symetrik – Super Flex (SOLD)

 

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Conklin Endura – Semi Flex – (On Ebay)

This little pen is just gorgeous. The ruby marbled celluloid really pops. I believe it is a ladies size Conklin Symetrik, but it does not have “Symetrik” printed on the barrel. Patent date on clip is 1918 and on lever 1925. Both barrel and nib were made in Toledo, OH. The body is in excellent condition as is the trim. Little to no brassing that I can see. The nib is a great Super Flex borderline Wet Noodle. It does work best with thicker low surface tension inks like Pilot Iroshizuku (I’ll be sending a free Pilot Iro sample so you can get maximum flex from the get go). The nib does have a very small crack coming out of the breather hole on the right side of the crescent. The pen also writes great. A fantastic little pen.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin Toledo, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.1mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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

 

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Waterman 3V – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 3V – SUPER FLEX 

This pretty little Waterman 3V is made of beautiful green agate celluloid. The is is pretty good condition. The body has some light scratching, but nothing major. The clip has a bit of wear on the chrome plating, but still looks pretty good. The lever is also in good condition. These pens are great because they are small, durable, portable, and when posted feel like a normal size pen. The #2 nib is a very good Super Flex nib that flexes from XF (0.3mm) to BB (1.7mm). It is also a great writing XF nib. A great little pen.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent (except for missing clip and dent in nib)

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body hand polished
  • 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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Vintage Fountain Pen (SOLD)

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Vintage Wood Grain Pen – GOOD FLEX (On Ebay)

This is a large unbranded pen. It is 5″ long and almost 13mm in diameter. It is made of a red, grey marbled celluloid with gold-plated trim. The plating on the clip and lever are almost completely worn off, but the band is in very good shape. The body is faceted (11 sided) a bit like a Wahl Doric. The real winner on this pen is the 14kt. nib. It is a very smooth XF (0.3mm) with a bit of flex. The soft nib combined with the large diameter make this a nice writing pen.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt. #8, XF,  MEDIUM 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 adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Duofold Ladies (SOLD)

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Parker Duofold Deluxe  – (On Ebay)

This is a three banded Ladies size Parker Duofold in very good condition. There is some typical color change of the celluloid. There is also a bit of fading on the BHR end caps. The gold-filled trim is in quite good condition with just a bit of brassing on the “ball” of the clip. The clip is pulled out a bit from the body, so it does not grip a pocket snugly. The original Parker Duofold XF nib is a solid and smooth writing nib.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Parker Duofold 14kt., XF

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

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Eversharp Streamliner – Medium Flex (SOLD)

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Eversharp Streamliner – Medium Flex – (On Ebay)

I believe this is a version of the Eversharp Streamliner. It is every similar to the Skyline, but a lower tier pen. Trim is gold-plated rather than gold-filled, but the guts of the pen is the same as a Skyline. This is a black celluloid with some light scratching. The plating on the clip is almost worn off. The lever has some wear but is in much better condition. The nib reads “Eversharp 14K.” The nib is soft, smooth and with some decent flex, but not enough range or ease of flex to be graded higher than “medium flex.”

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BB (0.4mm-1.3mm) MEDIUM FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • I purchased this already partially restored
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed adjusted for better flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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