Mabie Todd Swan – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan- Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd “Swan” with an over/ under feed. The black chased hard rubber has faded to a dark brown and the chasing is pretty worn though lightly visible. The imprints are also worn, thought mostly readable. This is a thin pen similar thickness to a #2 pencil. The 14kt. Mabie Todd nib is a great wet noodle nib with near paintbrush ease of flex. This is an eyedropper pen, and being as thin as it is and having such a wet feed it is very important that you keep the barrel half full or so of ink. If less than that, the thin internal chamber will get warm and the warm air will push out the ink much faster resulting in gushing. But if you keep it half full, you should be good to go. The nib writes smooth and wet normally as a F (0.4mm) and flexes all the way up to 2.2mm. For how wet it is, it still maintains quite good responsiveness. Overall a great, hard to come by flex pen.  (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 52V Cardinal Red – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52V Cardinal Red – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

Here is a rare and gorgeous Waterman 52V in Cardinal Red with superb gold-filled trim. The Cardinal Red (I know, it’s orange!) is one of the rarer styles of these Waterman pens. Even more so that the Red Ripples. The pen is in good condition overall. This type of hard rubber is prone to staining from dirt and ink sitting on it for decades. There are a few small spots that have some very light staining. There is also some darkening on the barrel and section that is under the cap, which is from the dirt and ink that sat inside the cap. The side imprint is almost worn entirely off, but the 52V on the back is still crisp. But overall, this pen looks great. The gold filled clip, thick band, and lever have no brassing that I can find and look fantastic. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is very glassy smooth writing F (0.4mm) and has good flex up to 2.0mm that comes with pretty easy. A fantastic, very collectible pen.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  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 adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a lovely little Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top. The pen is in good condition overall. There is no real brassing on the pen that I could find except for a couple tiny spots on the lever. There is one small ding on the cap (see pic). The pen has no personalization on it. On the metal threads there are a few nicks on the bottom of them. The pen still threads shut pretty smoothly. It’s just more a cosmetic thing than a functional thing. There is also some of the metal layer on the bottom of section closest to the nib that has worn away (see pics). This is a very common problem for these pens, but it doesn’t affect the performance of the pen. The 14kt. Wahl #2 is a buttery smooth F (0.4mm). An absolute pleasure to write with. It writes with a medium wetness. It has some nice flex up to 2.0mm and with decent responsiveness and good flow. A great portable flex pen.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BB (0.4mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52 is in smooth black hard rubber (no original chasing). It has faded to a dark chocolate brown. The pen shows wear. Imprints are mostly worn away and only slightly visible. The gold filled trimmed some brassing on the clip and lever, and just a bit on the band (see pics). There is also about a half inch scratch next to the clip. It looks almost like a crack, but it does not go all the way through. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a very nice writing XF (0.3mm). It has some good flex going up to 1.9mm with pretty good responsiveness. Nice pen.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.9mm),  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
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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