Conklin Crescent – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Conklin Crescent – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is the classic Conklin Crescent pen #20. The BCHR has maintained decent color though it is faded to a dark, blackish brown. However, the chasing is almost completely worn off and looks almost like a smooth pen. Imprints are worn, but visible and most readable. The pen appears to have a clip at one time but no longer. The accommodation looks rustic (I kind of like these), has plenty of wear, but does the job well. The crescent filler has some wear but no brassing that I could see. The 14k. Conklin #2 writes as an XXF (0.2mm) and is very smooth for how fine it is. The nib does have two cracks however. One at the base (see pic). It stops before it reaches the “Toledo” imprint and is a surface crack a doesn’t go all the way through. The second crack comes out of the back of the crescent air hole but stops at the “k” in “Conklin.” I’ve put the pen through it’s paces and both cracks seem pretty stable. The nib has some good flex going up to 1.6mm but it is a bit too to be graded super flex.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Conklin Toledo #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.6mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Crescent Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly with optimal flow
  • Gold trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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