Wahl-Eversharp Skyline in Green Moire Celluloid – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline in Green Moire Celluloid – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Skyline in the less common Green Moire Celluloid. These celluloid Skylines were made with premium materials and are much more sturdy than the the typical Skyline. The green and black pinstripe celluloid shimmers in the light. The pen has only very light surface scratching that is not noticeable without very close inspection. There is some brassing on the edges of the clip and a little on the end of the lever. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a wet M, and I do mean wet. This is a 10/10 in wetness level, which of course also makes it very smooth. The nib has some nice, soft flex that goes up to 2.0mm and still has decent responsiveness with how wet it is. The flow has no trouble keeping up in this pen. It’s a beautiful, quality Skyline with a great nib.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., M to BBB (0.6mm-2.0mm) 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 BCHR Flat Top – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Conklin BCHR Flat Top – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a Conklin in BCHR in fantastic condition. The BCHR is still jet black with a shine. The chasing is still crisp. Imprints look very good as well. It has the personalization “FARGAS” on the side of the cap. The only brassing I see is on the very bottom edge of the clip, and I only saw that with magnification. The 14kt. Conklin #2 Toledo nib is a nice, wet F that really feels and looks finer that it is. It has some good flex flex and decent responsiveness but does lack the ease of flex of a “super flex” nib. Still a nice pen in near mint condition.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin Toledo, F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Trim cleaned and trim polished
  • New sac installed
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed aligned for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl Gold Filled 4 1/4″ w/ Clip – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled 4 1/4″ with Clip – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a lovely gold-filled Wahl pen with a clip rather than the more common ring top. The pen is in very good condition. The only brassing is on the very tips of the edges of the each end. The ends also have some very slight dings. There is some light scratching on the cap and barrel, but nothing very major. The 14kt. Wahl #2 nib is a nice, smooth writing XF that is a very good writer. The pen has some very nice flex from XF-BBB (0.3mm-1.9mm) along with good responsiveness. I did have some issues with railroading with some inks in this pen. A couple of my Diamines didn’t work that well, but my Pilot Iroshizuku inks worked great. I will send a sample of an Iroshizuku ink so hit the ground running.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.9mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished with jeweler’s cloth.
  • 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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Parker Duofold – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Parker Duofold – Wet Noodle  (FOR PRICE SEE HERE)

This is a Canadian made Park Duofold in black celluloid. The pen looks very nice. There is some light scratching throughout as is to be expected. There are a few deeper scratches toward the back of the barrel, but even that isn’t terribly noticeable without look for it. The clip ring is a bit larger in diameter than the cap, and I believe it is not original. The clip sizing for this particular pen is not a typical standard size, and I was unable to locate the correct size. If you didn’t know, you’d just assume that was the way the pen was supposed to look. The only brassing I see is on the ball of the clip. The bands are in great condition. Imprints are still quite good. This Duofold is quite rare, however, in that it sports an ultra flexible wet noodle 14kt. Parker Duofold nib. Duofold nibs are generally very firm, but Parker did produce a very small number of these nibs. The flex on this is very easy, though not quite paintbrush easy. It flexes up to a whopping 2.5mm going from 0.4mm to 2.5mm (a 2.1mm range!). It writes smoothly as a very wet and smooth F (0.4mm). Overall a fantastic pen. FOR PRICE SEE HERE

SIZE:  4 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Parker Duofold, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.5mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button-Filler

CONDITION: Good

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
  • Body buffed and polished
  • New pressure bar installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife “Safety Pen” – Wet Noodle

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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife “Safety Pen” – Wet Noodle

Here is a BCHR Parker Lucky Curve in the Jack Knife Safety style. The BCHR has browned a bit and is a very dark brown color. The chasing has is worn though visible. Imprints are also worn though mostly readable. The nickel plated clip has some wear and tiny nicks on the edges. No real significant brassing though. The 14kt. Lucky Curve #2 nib is a very wet, slightly stubbish F. The flex comes very easy and you will definitely flex without trying to. It has great range going from 0.4mm to 2.2mm and is very responsive and snappy. It’s a hundred year old pen in good condition with a snappy wet noodle nib.  (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

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

FILLING: Button-Filler

CONDITION: Good

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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Mabie Todd & Bard Swan – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd & Bard “Swan”- Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a BCHR Mabie Todd & Bard “Swan” eyedropper in just amazing near mint condition. This is a pre-1907 pen (1907 being when Mabie Todd dropped the “& Bard”) and probably pre- 1900. Latest patent date is 1895. Despite it’s years, the hard rubber is still shiny jet black. The chasing is crisp and looking new, and the imprints look as good as the day it was bought new. This pen could hardly have ever been used. This eyedropper has the over/ under feed not uncommon among these very early Swan pens. The only flaw I can really find with this pen is that the cap is a bit loose and is not tight when posted. The 14kt. Mabie Todd nib is a soft, wet noodle nib. It’s not paintbrush soft, but it is still very easy to flex. The beauty of this Swan is that it doesn’t write like a firehose like most of these Swans do. It’s still wet, to be sure, but I would say it’s more of a 7 or 8 /10. And it has a great and smooth writing fine nib. I like it a lot as a writer.  The nib has good responsiveness when flexed. This is a Swan that is in very rare, near mint condition.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) 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 32 Blue & Creme – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 32 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a fantastic Waterman 32 in the hard to find blue and creme celluloid. This pen looks very good. I’m a little disappointed in the pictures, as the pen looks better in person. There is some very, very light scratching in some spots on the pen. The chrome plated trim has some wear on it, though nothing so major as to call it “brassing.” The color on the body looks great. Imprints are very crisp. The real star of the pen, though, is the 14kt. Waterman #2 nib. It’s a wet, smooth writing XF (0.3mm) but where it really shines is the flex. The flex is just superb. It has great range going from 0.3mm to 2.3mm (a huge 2mm range). The flex is quite easy. Not quite noodle easy, but very easy. And it very snappy, very responsive. This is a high quality flex nib that is easy to control, has great flow, and is a great writer as well.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.3mm),  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
  • Body buffed and polished
  • New Sac Installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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