Conklin 26P Vest Size – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Conklin 26P Vest Size – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful Conklin #26P. It’s a BCHR flat top with gold-filled trim. It’s a fantastic flat top vest size pen with one unfortunate flaw. At some point the pen was exposed to a heat source that made a spot toward the back of the barrel bulge and even create a small tear that was filled (see pics). The cap posts alright. The gold-filled trim looks good with only slight wear visible only through magnification. Chasing and imprints are decent. The Conklin 14kt. Toledo #2 nib is great. It has great ease of flex, good responsiveness, and a nice range (0.4mm – 2.0mm). The only downside is that it can be a little finicky about your angle while flexing if you are using a thinner ink. The F nib also writes with just a little bit of character. It really does feel more like an XF than a fine.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin #2 Toledo, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm) 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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