Onoto Self Filling Ring Top – Super Flex (On Ebay)
Onoto is a UK manufacturer of high quality pens. They are known for their early adoption of the plunger/ vac filling system. A system which is still very popular today in high end pens. This is a beautiful example of an Onoto. Hard rubber is still very black with little to no fading. The chasing is still very crisp, as are the imprints. The pen has a slip cap, and it is crack free. The gold filled ring top has little to no brassing on it. I have completely restored the old plunger filling system replacing the old parts with new parts tailored made for Onoto vintage pens, so it works like new. The 14kt. Onoto nib is nice a writing, but very wet, F. It has a hint of feedback. The flex is great going up to 2.0mm with a very nice springy responsiveness. And if you ever start railroading, just open the plunger a little and the flow will be more than sufficient. A great pen with a great filling system for the collector or the user alike.
SIZE: 5″ Capped
NIB: 14kt. Onoto, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
FILLING: Plunger Filler
CONDITION: Near Mint
- Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
- Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
- Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
- Pen filling system fully restored (new plunger and cork seal).
- Test driven for a week to insure quality