Wahl BCHR Flat Top – Wet Noodle

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Wahl BCHR Flat Top with Roller Clip – Wet Noodle

Here is a very nice full size Wahl flat top pen in BCHR. The pen is in overall very good condition. The BCHR has dulled a bit but is still very black. The gold filled trim is in very good condition with just a little bit of brassing on the lever. There are a few teethes marks on the section. The chasing is still good and crisp and the imprint is very readable though has a little wear on it. The 14kt. Wahl #2 nib is a great flex nib. This is what I call a borderline nib. It’s right on the border between a very high end super flex and a lower end wet noodle. I’ve graded it more a lower end wet noodle. It is very good responsiveness and a range from XF to BBB (0.3mm to 2.2mm). It writes normally as a soft and smooth XF. A great pen.  See Price Here

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (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
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Conklin Crescent Gold Filled Pen & Pencil – Wet Noodle

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Conklin Crescent Gold Filled Pen & Pencil Combo – Wet Noodle

This is a Conklin Crescent gold filled ring top pen and pencil combo that is in excellent condition. It will come in the original Conklin pen box. The box has wear but is still in good condition, and snap closure works well. There are a few tiny dings on the cap in the personalization box (there is no personalization in it), and a couple of tiny dings on the end of the barrel. I saw one very small ding on the pencil. I see no brassing on either piece. The 14kt. #2 Conklin Toledo nib is a near paintbrush wet noodle nib. Almost any pressure at all will make it flex. It takes a very light hand to write normally. It is a wet F/M nib (0.5mm) that flexes up to 2.4mm with ease.    See Price Here

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Conklin Toledo #2,  F/M to BBB (0.5mm-2.4mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Crescent Filler

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 and Pencil polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Lucky Curve Custom Overlay – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Customized – Wet Noodle

Here is a gorgeous and rare Parker Lucky Curve in the Duofold Junior size that was customized probably for a foreign market. I am not sure if the eight faceted overlay is sterling silver or nickel, but it is fantastic condition. There is only one tiny ding on the barrel. The hard rubber top and section are very black, and clip is also in excellent condition. I found this pen already restored, so other than looking it over carefully, replacing the nib, and polish it up a bit, I did very little. The 14kt. Lucky Curve #2 is a fantastic wet noodle nib. Very soft and smooth with excellent responsiveness making it easy to control. It is an XF nib that flexes all the way up to 2.1mm. Stunning example of a foreign market customized Parker. See Price Here

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

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
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric “Flexible” nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric  with “Flexible” nib – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a pretty little 1st generation Wahl-Everhsharp Doric in Ladies size. It is in “Morocco” (red/ruby swirl). The pen is in good condition. There is some light scratching throughout, but the honestly the pen looks more scratched in the photos than in person. There is a bigger scratch coming up from the band on the cap on one side. Also, it appears that half the cap has had its facets smooth and more rounded. The gold filled trim is in excellent condition. I could see some brassing on the band with magnification and one tiny spot on the lever. This Doric comes with an Eversharp “Flexible” 14kt. nib. It is an XXF/XF (0.25mm) nib. It’s a great nib with good responsiveness and is almost a wet noodle in terms of ease of flex. A beautiful, quality vintage, flex pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp “Flexible,” XXF/XF to BBB (0.25mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX  (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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Vintage Gold Filled Ring Top – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Vintage Gold-Filled Ring Top – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is a quality, unbranded, vintage, gold-filled ring top pen. I found the pen with a damaged Aikin Lambert nib, so this could be an Aikin Lambert. It is certainly of that quality. This pen is in excellent condition. The only dings are a couple tiny ones on the end of the barrel. There is no brassing on the pen. The pen threads exceptionally well and smoothly. The only down side to this pen is that it posts very tightly. It will post, and that is how I prefer to use it, but it is very tight.  I put on the pen a fabulous “Warranted 14kt. #2” nib. It is an XXF nib that flexes easily and with great responsiveness up to 1.8mm. It has great detail flex as well. This nib gives you a lot of control. The XXF writes pretty smooth for how fine it is also.

SIZE:  3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Warranted #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly 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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Boyden & Smith BCHR Flat Top – Med/ Good Flex (SOLD)

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Boyden & Smith Flat Top – Med/ Good Flex 

Here is a full size vintage BCHR lever-filled flat top pen made by a company called Boyden and Smith. I have not heard of them and could not find any information on them. It’s bigger than a Waterman 52 measuring at over 5 5/8″. The hard rubber of this pen is in great condition with no fading and very crisp  chasing. The imprint is also very good. The nickel plated lever is in good shape, but does have wear visible with magnification. The end of the barrel has thread to screw the cap on when posting, which is a nice feature. The 14kt. unbranded nib is a smooth and wet Medium. When you first start writing with the pen it is very wet, but the flow gradually recedes as you write. The nib flexes up to 1.9mm but lacks the responsiveness of better flex nibs. Still, not bad.

SIZE:  5 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt.,  M-BBB (0.5mm-1.9mm), Medium 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
  • Trim polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Waterman Emblem – Medium Flex (SOLD)

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Waterma Emblem – Medium Flex (On Ebay)

Here is the later version of Waterman’s Hundred Year Pen, which they renamed to Emblem. These pens are large. I believe this is the “standard” size, but don’t let that fool you. The cap is 15.5mm in diameter and the barrel is over 13mm. I’ve included a pic of this nib compared to a Waterman #2 nib just to give some perspective. This Emblem is in great condition with only very light scratching. The gold filled trim is in very good condition as well. The lever appears to have some nicks on the sides, but they are mostly hidden when the lever is pressed down. The large 14kt. Emblem nib is smooth F that has some flex to it. It has decent range (0.4mm – 1.7mm), but is too stiff in my opinion to be graded higher than medium flex. But the size of this pen and the cigar shaped barrel make it great for writing.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman “Emblem”,  F-BB (0.4mm-1.7mm), Medium FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim 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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