Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

This a burgundy Skyline with gold filled trim in Demi size. The pen is in very good condition overall. The celluloid does have a couple of small spots on the cap where the end of the clip dug in a bit. The lever also has a bit of brassing around the edges (see pic). Otherwise, there are no significant signs of wear. The 14kt. Eversharp nib has some very good flex going from F (0.5mm) to BBB (2.0mm). It has pretty decent responsiveness and good ease of flex. The nib writes normally as a wet Fine.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.5mm-2.0mm) 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
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim cleaned, buffed, and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 0552 1/2 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterma 0552 1/2 – Super Flex   (On Ebay)

This is a fairly unusual Waterman 0552 1/2. It has a thinner profile than the 52, and thus the “1/2” designation. The “05” refers to it’s gold filled filigree. This model, however, has the shorter cap and has the end covered (often designated “LEC” – lower end covered though this pen doesn’t have the designation). It is in very good overall condition. The pen shows no signs of brassing but does have a few light scratches in the overlay. The end of the barrel has a few dings (see pics) and a couple of bite marks on the section. The hard rubber under the overlay is a dark brown. The pen has no personalization. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is fabulous. It has near wet noodle ease of flex. It is pretty responsive and goes from a XF/F (0.35mm) to BBB (1.9mm). It is fairly easy to control the flex on this. Normally it writes as decently wet XF/F nib, but it takes very little pressure to get some flair. Great pen.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF/F to BBB (0.35mm-1.9mm)  SUPER 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
  • Pen body polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (Rare Flex!) – Wet Noodle

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (Rare Flex!) – Wet Noodle – (To Buy See Here)

Here is a first generation Wahl-Eversharp standard size Doric in black celluloid. The pen is in very nice condition. There is one very small nick in the body and one small scratch (maybe 2mm long). The gold filled trim is in good condition with only very tine spots of brassing that mostly can only be seen with magnification. Imprints are all crisp. The 14kt. #2 Eversharp nib is wet, ultra glassy medium (0.6mm) and does it flex. Now there is flex and then there is FLEX!! This has almost paintbrush ease of flex. It takes a light hand for it not to flex. And when you do flex it spreads all the way to BBBB (2.9mm!). That is ultra rare flex width. PRICE: $599

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp #2, F to BBB (0.3mm-2.6mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (Rare Burma) – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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

Here is a first generation Wahl-Eversharp standard size Doric in the rare and desirable Burma color. Burma is a black/ pearl swirl. The color is good and there are no signs of crystallization. On the Burma Dorics the trim also came in silver and that is the case with this pen. The silver clip has significant brassing (see pics), but the lever and band are in good condition. The 14kt. Eversharp nib on this pen is superb. It is a very smooth fine that is wet though not gushing ink. It has a flex range up to 2.5mm. Ease of flex is borderline wet noodle (on border between super flex and wet noodle) so this isn’t a paintbrush. It is nevertheless a fabulous nib with some big flex in a rather rare Doric model. If the clip was in better condition, the price would be much higher. PRICE: $449

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp #2, F to BBB (0.3mm-2.6mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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Mabie Todd Swan – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan- Wet Noodle 

Here is a made in New York Mabie Todd “Swan” eyedropper. The BCHR on this pen is very faded to a medium brown color. The chasing is worn smooth and can only be seen on the body. The imprints are also worn and are not readable. The beauty of this pen, however is not it’s hundred year old body but it’s fabulous wet noodle nib. The nib is a 14kt. Mabie Todd (N.Y.) that writes as a wet Fine that has a bit of a stubbish look and feel. It has fabulous flex range going all the way to 2.4mm quite easily. This isn’t quite a paintbrush nib, but it is quite easy with pretty good responsiveness that allows for good control. PRICE: $279. (To Purchase See Here)

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.4mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

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
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 94 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 94 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a made in Canada Waterman 94 in a burgundy, black, and tan agate. It’s a beautiful pen and is in near mint condition. The only two flaws of this pen is that the black hard rubber section has faded a bit and there is a scratch next to the lever. Otherwise, the pen is superb and even comes in it’s original box. The gold filled trim show no brassing. The imprints are all nice and crisp. And the body is just beautiful. The 14kt. Waterman #4 nib is very glassy, smooth F that has a huge flex range going up to 2.6mm. It’s too stiff to be called a wet noodle in my opinion, but it’s a great nib nevertheless.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.6mm),  Super Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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
  • Body buffed and polished
  • New Sac Installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2V (Near Mint/ Collector quaility) – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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

This is a near mint, collector quality Waterman 52 1/2V. The pen is in near perfect condition. There is no fading to BCHR. It is silk, jet black. The chasing is as crisp as the day it was made. Imprints all look fantastic. The pen even comes with it’s original box. The gold filled trim is gorgeous with no signs of brassing. The only defects are a few bite marks on the end of the pen. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a nice F that writes smoothly with just a hint of feedback. It has flexibility up to 1.8mm. It is on the stiffer side of super flex but does have decent responsiveness. Overall, a fabulous pen.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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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