Wahl-Eversharp Doric – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a lovely 1st Generation Wahl Doric Junior in Kashmir celluloid. This pen is in great condition without the crystallization that is common on these pens. There is light scratching on the body of the pen. The gold filled trim looks pretty good with a few shallow nicks here and there and with only minimal brassing on the edges of the clip, band, lever. The celluloid truly looks so much more stunning and deep in person than what the pictures can capture. It comes with a 14kt. Eversharp “Signature” nib. It writes normally as a wet, smooth fine (0.4mm). It also has some very nice flex that comes quite easily and goes up to 1.8mm. The feed is very wet, and the flow has no trouble keeping up. In fact, this Diamine Blaze Orange is one of my driest and thinnest inks that railroads in most pens, but this Doric handles it like a champ. As a result, some of my Noodlers inks which are prone to gushing were almost too wet limiting the responsiveness of the nib. A beautiful, high quality pen with some nice flex.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp “Signature”, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Installed new ink sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex – (On Ebay) Here is a beautiful Wahl Eversharp Skyline in brown celluloid. The pen is in excellent condition. There is only very light scratching on the body.  There is one little gouge next to the bottom of the clip wear it dug into the cap a bit. There is little to no brassing on any of the gold filled trim. The pen is personalized with “J.C. Barber” inscribed on the side. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a wonderfully wet XF (0.3mm). It really feels like a fine in normal writing. It has nice, soft and responsive flex with an excellent range going up to 2.1mm! A great nib and a great pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm) 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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Waterman 94 with Keyhole Nib – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 94 with Keyhole Nib – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 94 in Moss Agate celluloid, which is a green and silver marble pattern with red flecks. The pen body is in pretty good shape with some light scratching throughout. The chrome plated trim has some wear on it with scratches on most of it and showing some brassing on the band and lever. The hard rubber section has faded from black to a dark brown as well. The pen comes with a 14kt. Waterman Keyhole nib, which is much rarer than the heart or circle breather hole nibs. It is a very smooth writing F that has a bit of a stubbish feel. It also has a good flex range going from 0.4mm to 1.8mm (F-BBB). It is just a bit stiff for me to grade this in the Super flex range.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4 Keyhole, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  Good 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
  • Body buffed and polished
  • New Sac Installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper – Wet Noodle

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Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper– Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Not all vintage pens need to have a well-known maker to be fine pens. This is an excellent, unbranded eyedropper with intricate repousse exterior. This pen was likely made sometime between the 1890s and 1910s. It is very similar to an Aiken Lambert or John Hollad pen of the same era.  The pen is in near mint condition. It’s hard to believe that a hundred plus year old pen could look this nice. The black hard rubber is still jet black, shiny and smooth. There is no brassing on the pen. Indeed the only fault I can find is a small ding in the barrel where in area blanked for personalization (of which this pen has none.) And the Warranted 14kt. nib on this pen is superb. It’s a wet F (0.4mm) that is a very soft wet noodle. The tipping is a bit low but still there. This nib is a near paintbrush. It writes more like a very soft and smooth Medium normally due to the fact that it is hard to write normally without flexing it a little bit. It flexes up 2.2mm and is quite responsive. This is a superb vintage pen. See Price Here

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Warranted #4 14kt., F to BBB (0.3mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2V (Near Mint) – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2V  – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a BCHR Waterman 52 1/2V in collector’s quality condition. There is no fading of the hard rubber that I see. It is still jet black and shiny. The chasing is still crisp, as are the imprints. There is a slight bit of wear on the box of the lever, but nothing else. And to add to all that the 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a wonderful, soft flex nib. Normally, it writes as a soft and smooth XF with about a medium flow. And it flexes with ease up to 1.8mm (BBB). It is also wonderfully responsive making good, crisp flexing come with ease. And the feed has no trouble keeping up. It is a wonderful example of an incredibly well-preserved Waterman with fantastic flex.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • 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 in good condition. It has some very light scratching throughout the pen, but it still looks great. There is one tiny ding on the end of the barrel. It’s so small I almost missed it. I do not see any brassing. There is a coat of arms charm attached to the cap, and there is no personalization on this pen. The best part of the pen is the 14kt. Wahl #2 nib. It is a soft super flex nib that flexes from F (0.4mm) to BBB (2.1mm). It flexes quite wet and lays down a lot of ink pretty quickly, but at the same time it manages to be wonderfully springy and responsive. The only downside is that the ink capacity for a pen of this size is not that great, so you have to refill more often. But having this kind of flex on a solid, durable pen that is also ultra portable is not easy to come by. Especially in this good of a condition.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, F to BB (0.4mm-2.1mm) 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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Waterman 52V – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52V – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

Here a nice Waterman 52V in BCHR. This is one of my favorite sized Watermans. It has the bulk of the 52 and feels like one when posted, but is also a compact ring top. The black hard rubber has faded some to brown. The body is more black than the cap. The chasing has also faded some, but it does have texture left. More on the cap than the body. The nickel plate lever and ring top look pretty good, but they do have some wear to them mostly on the edges of the lever box. Imprints are still readable and pretty decent. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a lovely, very smooth writing F (0.4mm), and it has some great flex going up to 1.9mm. Flex is pretty easy and quite responsive. A good solid super flex nib on a one of my favorite Waterman models.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped (Not including Ring Top)

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Trim polished
  • 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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