Waterman 12 PSF – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 PSF – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

The Waterman 12 PSF is essentially the same pen as a 52 before Waterman changed their numbering system in 1917, which dates this pen pre-1917. The BCHR is in overall good condition. The rubber has faded some, but the chasing is still very good. Imprints are all very crisp. The nickel trim is also in great condition with few signs of wear. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is fantastic. It’s a very smooth Fine that has some great flex up to 2.0mm. Not only is the flex quite easy, but is also very responsive. It’s getting very close to wet noodle status, but not quite there. Still a great pen.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  Super Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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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Wahl-Eversharp Doric w/ “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a Wahl-Eversharp Doric in black with gold-filled trim and a nice 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 see one tiny spot of brassing on the crown of the lever. The pen was a “Lever-Vac” model, which means it has a ink window in the barrel, but the section inside the barrel has lost most of it’s transparency so it does little good. The star of this pen, though, is the Eversharp 14kt. “Flexible” nib. This is really a borderline noodle. That is, it’s very close to the border between “super flex” and “wet noodle.” It writes normally as a very smooth XF nib that is not overly wet, but it flexes is great ease and very good responsiveness to 1.8mm. Fantastic pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp #2 Flexible, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm),  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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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex – (On Ebay) Here is a beautiful standard size Wahl Eversharp Skyline in black with gold filled trim. This Skyline is in great condition. There is some very light scratching on the body that has mostly been buffed out. Other than that, there isn’t really anything wrong with this pen. The gold filled cap is in near mint shape with no dings, scratches, or even signs of much wear. The pen looks to have hardly been used. The clip and lever are also in great condition with the lever having just a touch of wear on a couple tiny places on its edges. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a very wet and smooth fine that has a great range of flex going all the way up to 2.2mm.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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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Conklin Student Special – Medium Flex (SOLD)

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Conklin Student Special – Medium Flex (On Ebay)

This is a Toledo made Conklin “Student Special” in BCHR. This is a vest size pen and is missing its original ring top. The hard rubber has faded to a dark brown and the chasing is pretty worn. Imprints are also quite worn and are just barely readable. These are a bit thicker than some ring tops. They are closer to the size of a Waterman 52V than a 52 1/2V. The gold filled band and lever are both in good condition with little to no brassing. The 14kt. Conklin Toledo “S.S.” (student special) nib is a nice XF that writes quite smooth. It also has some flex going up to 1.4mm, but it is a bit too stiff to graded higher than medium flex. Some would call this a semi-flex.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin Toledo S.S., XF-BB (0.3mm-1.4mm) MEDIUM 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 polished
  • New sac installed
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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