Omas Extra 556 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Omas Extra 556 – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a very nice Omas Extra 556 Brev. 445846-464162. It’s a pen that was made in the late 40’s for only about a year or so and ceased when the 556/s was introduced. It’s a good size pen measuring 5 1/2″ long. The body is made from Omas’ high quality black celluloid and has an 18KR. (18kt. gold filled) cap. The cap does have light dings typical of gold filled caps throughout, but nothing very obvious. There is some brassing on the crown of the cap and just one little mark down by the lip. The body shows only some very light scratching that you could only see if you looked very closely with light reflecting in the right areas. This is a piston filler works very well and smoothly. The 14kt. Omas nib is, as you would expect from an Omas, an ultra smooth writing F. The flex on this pen is very easy and goes up to BBB (2.1mm). It flexes very, very wet. That means no worries about flow keeping up, but that flow does hurt somewhat the responsiveness of the flexing. If it was a snappier nib it would almost be a wet noodle. When not flexed, though, the nib is not at all overly wet and writes with a medium flow. A very nice and fairly rare pen.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Omas 585 Extra, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.1mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen cap and body polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Piston lubricated
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Wahl-Eversharp Coral Red – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Coral Red – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful Wahl-Eversharp in their coral red style. The body has darkened some, though the color is pretty uniform. The cap is missing the original tulip clip (the tulip however is of course still there). There are no signs of a break, so you would only know this if you knew what the pen was supposed to look like. The gold filled top of the cap does show some brassing around the top edges. The lever shows just a bit of brassing on its edges as well. The bands look good. There also appears to be some kind of marks, probably from over aggressive buffing, left in a few places on the body (see pic of the biggest mark). You can only see these if you look very closely. I almost missed them. The 14kt. Wahl #2 is a great writing XF. It’s wet and smooth and springy. It also has some good flex up to BBB (1.8mm). The flex is pretty easy and responsive and the flow keeps up very well. A great little pen.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF-BBB (o.3mm-1.8mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

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Waterman Stalwart – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman Stalwart – Semi Flex – (On Ebay)

A very nice Waterman Stalwart in blue pearl celluloid. The pen is in very good condition. The blue pearl body is a very stunning celluloid that shimmers in the light. The back of the barrel does have what appears to be some light teeth marks. They were hard to pick up in a photo. There is a little bit of brassing on the rivet holding the clip on to the top of the cap; otherwise, the gold filled trim looks to be in very good condition with little to no brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a soft, wet, and very smooth XF. It’s a fantastic nib for everyday writing. Some would call this nib a semi-flex. I have graded it “good flex” because to me it is softer, wetter, and has better responsiveness than most semi-flex nibs. It’s a beautiful Waterman and a great everyday pen.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to B (0.3mm-1.6mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultra sonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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