Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal Flat Top – Manifold Nib (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Flat Top Manifold Nib – (On Ebay)

Here is a good size (5 1/8″ long; 11.8mm diameter) Wahl Eversharp Flat top in green celluloid wit a “Gold Seal” manifold nib. There is some discoloration of the green celluloid. Only a portion of the pen shows the original color. The pen has the inscription “Armour’s Cloverbloom Cheese” on the side. There are some chips out of the lip of the cap (see pic). The gold filled trim looks pretty good. There are just tiny spots of brassing in a few places. The 14kt. “Manifold” nib is a nice and smooth XF. Almost an XXF.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp “Gold Seal” Manifold, XF (o.3mm)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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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Sheaffer Ring Top Self Filling – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Sheaffer Ring Top Self Filling – Good Flex

This is a Sheaffer black chased hard rubber ring top pen. The hard rubber is faded a little to a lighter shade of black. The cap does have a tinge of brown in it. Imprints and chasing are fairly crisp. Gold filled trim looks very good. There are a few dings on the cap, but almost no brassing on the cap or lever. The 14kt. #2 Sheaffer Self-filling nib is a great writer (it is especially good with small writing) with some nice flex. I graded it “good flex,” but it is borderline super flex. It just lacks a bit in the ease of flex, but it does have some nice responsiveness. A great portable flex pen with a nice XF nib.

SIZE:  4″ Capped

NIB: Sheaffer Self-Filling #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm,  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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

This is a grey and gold Skyline in standard size (5 1/4″). Overall, the pen is in great condition. The gold trim looks great. There is just one small spot of brassing on the lever. The body looks good with just some very light scratching that you can only see if you look very close. The only real flaw is that there is a hairline crack through part of the threads. You can barely see it with the naked eye. I shellacked the section into the barrel to prevent further cracking. It should hold up well. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a smooth XF that flexes well up to 1.9mm. It has pretty decent responsiveness making it a nice super flex nib.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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Wahl-Eversharp Doric w/ “Flexible” Nib – Wet Noodle

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric – Wet Noodle – (See Price Here)

Here is a great 1st generation Wahl-Eversharp Doric in black with gold-filled trim and a great Eversharp “Flexible” nib. The pen is in great condition. It does have some light scratching throughout the pen, which always more obvious in glossy black. The gold filled trim is in good condition. I can only find some light brassing on the band, and it took magnification to see that. To the naked eye, it all looks great. The double check gold seal is still present and looking good. But the stunner on this pen is the fabulous 14kt. Everhsharp, Gold Seal “Flexible” nib. This is a smooth writing XF that has massive flex up to 2.8mm!! This is not a paintbrush, but the flex is quite easy. The feed has no problem keeping up with this monster flexing action.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp #2 Flexible, F to BBB (0.3mm-2.8mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Installed new ink sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Waterman 13 – Wet Noodle

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Waterman 13 Eye Dropper – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a Waterman 13 (sorry the pic is wrong) with an outstanding wet noodle nib. It is made of smooth black hard rubber (no original chasing) which has greyed and faded a bit though it is till blackish. Imprints are still very good. An accommodation cap was installed at some point and moved much later leaving a blacker outline on the cap where the clip used to be. There also appeared to be some kind of band on the barrel (not an original band though) that was removed and left a blacker outline from where it used to be. The clip still functions but has rusted a bit. The real star of this pen though is the nib. It is a great, almost dip nib like wet noodle. It is extremely fine and flexes up to 2.3mm very easily. It would make a great Copperplate nib. (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #3, XXF to BBB (0.1mm-2.3mm),  Wet Noodle (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric #3 Adjustable Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric #3 Adjustable Nib – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is gorgeous Wahl-Eversharp 1st generation Doric. It is in the Kashmir style, which is just stunning. This pen really pops. The Kashmir celluloid is notorious for “crazing” (i.e. developing cracks in celluloid), and this pen has a small crack extending from both side of the top of the clip. There is also one small crack in lip of the cap, and also a small chip (see pics). Otherwise, it shows no signs of any other crazing. The gold trim looks silky and beautiful. There is some tiny brassing on the cap band mostly visible only with magnification. The lever sticks out just a little bit from the body. Despite those flaws, this pen looks brand new upon first glance. The 14kt. two-tone Eversharp #3 adjustable nib is superb. It writes as a butter smooth F, and it has flexibility nearing the wet noodle class. It has a range of 0.4mm to 2.3mm! A beautiful, fantastic little pen.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp #3 Adjustible, F to BB (0.4mm-2.3mm),  SUPER FLEX  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Installed new ink sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 52 in decent condition. The cap has some spots that haves faded more significantly than others (for example around the lip of the cap). The body also has some fading, but it is still pretty black. Chasing on the cap is good, but it is more worn (though visible). Imprint on side is a little worn but also visible. The “52” still looks good. The nickel plated trim is in good shape. There is some wear if you look under magnification, but nothing serious. There is a spot of some kind of adhesive on the clip just under the pins. I didn’t want to risk damaging the surface of the clip in scraping it off. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a super flex nib. The tipping, however, is worn low, but it is present. The nib writes as a wet, but not too wet, and smooth fine.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm),  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
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Parker Vacumatic (Standard Size) (SOLD)

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Parker Vacumatic (Standard Size) (On Ebay)

Here is a Parker Vac in standard size. It’s in the silver pearl style and has single jewel on the cap. The silver trim does have some wear throughout it (see pics), but most of it you do not see unless you look very closely. Imprints are good. The body has very little scratching and looks and feels great. Barrel clarity is ok. It is a speed line filler. The 14kt. Parker arrow nib is a smooth writing XF with a bit of spring to it. The nib does have a slight crack on one side of the base, but it is located up under the section and not at all visible. It also does and will not affect the use of the pen. You would never have even known it was there if I didn’t tell you. There are few pens that feel as good in the hand as a Vac. They are pens that make you want to write something.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Parker 14kt. “ArroW nib XF  (0.3mm)

FILLING: Vac Fill

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Restored Vac filling system
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal use
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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