Waterman 3V – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 3V – SUPER FLEX 

Here is a Waterman 3V in black with chrome trim. The pen is overall in good condition. There is some light scratching on the body throughout. Some deeper scratches on the back of barrel from posting the cap. There is a little bit of wear on the clip and lever, but they still both look pretty decent. Imprints are all crisp. The real star of this pen, though, is the 14kt. Waterman #2 nib. It is a superb flex nib nearing almost wet noodle quality. It is an XXF (0.2mm perhaps a little wider with a wetter ink) and flexes very softly up to 1.6mm. This nib would be easy to over flex, so it should be used with care. Still, it is very snappy and makes high quality flex easy to achieve. It just seems to respond to the slightest pressure changes. If you are looking for an artist quality nib, this maybe it.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.6mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent (except for missing clip and dent in nib)

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body hand 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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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 black with a gold-filled cap. The pen is in standard size (5 1/4″). There is some light scratching throughout the pen, but nothing very serious. Most of it buffs out pretty good. The gold filled trim does not have any brassing that I can see. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a wet (but not crazy wet) F with a very nice sweet spot. The flex is quite large and wet going up to 2.0mm. However, the nib does have the snap back higher grade super flex nibs. Still its a great pen in excellent condition.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-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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Waterman Starlwart – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman Stalwart – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

I believe this is a made in the USA Waterman Stalwart (as opposed to a Starlet which I wrote in the photo. Oops.) in a lovely brown pearl celluloid. The pen is in pretty good condition. There is only light scratching on the body which you pretty much cannot see. These 40s Waterman pens are always underrated in my opinion. The celluloid patterns are beautiful, and the nibs are always superb. The chrome trim has some scratching but no plate loss. The clip is bent slightly out (see pic), but top rivet is tight. The 14kt. Waterman nib is an ultra smooth pillowy nib. Just a fantastic writer. The flex is decent. Pretty snappy and wet, but too stiff for a super flex. Many would call this a semi-flex. Still a little pressure gives you a good swell. And did I mention its an awesome writer.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2A, F to BB (0.4mm-1.4mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed aligned to optimize flow
  • Nib 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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Wahl-Eversharp Doric – Good/Super Flex (SOLD)

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

This is a black Wahl-Eversharp Doric in the smaller vest size. These were high quality pens made by Eversharp and named “Doric” after the Doric columns of Greek architecture. This pen has seen some use. It has light scratching throughout and some places with some small deeper scratches. There is a deep scratch going through the “Eversharp” on the cap. The gold filled clip has lost much of its plating, and the lever has lost almost all of it. The band looks good though. The 14kt. Eversharp nib reminds me of the Eversharp “Signature” nibs. It is a soft, smooth, and lovely writing nib. The flex on this is quite easy and I have graded this pen on the border between Good and Super flex. The range of flex is a bit limited only going up to 1.6mm, but it has good ease of flex and great responsiveness. High quality flex writing comes easy with this pen.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.6mm) GOOD/SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Mabie Todd Swan – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan- Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Mabie Todd Swan SM2/60 or a Swan Minor with a #2 nib in black hard rubber. The black hard rubber on this pen is still very black. Chasing and imprints are still pretty crisp. There are bite marks on the ends of the cap and barrel. More on the cap than the barrel. The nickel plated clip has some wear and minor pitting, but still has maintained a good bit of it’s plating. The larger, black lever still looks pretty good. The nib on this pen is interesting. It’s a 14kt. #2 Mabie Todd Swan nib with an oblique F. Despite its significant obliqueness, the nib does write very smoothly at a “normal” writing angle. It’s a smooth F with medium wetness. The flex on this pen is very large going up to 2.1mm and doing so pretty easily. The feed pours a lot of ink out very quickly. Not a pen to use on cheap paper, but a great pen for big and wet flex work. If you like sheen in your ink, this is your pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.1mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Trim cleaned and 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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Conklin BCHR Vest Pen – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Conklin BCHR Vest Pen – Wet Noodle  (On Ebay)

This is a nice little black hard rubber, Toledo made, Conklin vest size pen. The hard rubber has faded to a dark brown and the chasing has worn some but still has texture. The Conklin imprint is also a little worn, but again has texture and is easily readable. The gold filled trim is in excellent shape with no brassing and little to no scratching. This pen features a 14kt. Conklin #2 Toledo made nib. The nib does have a very small crack coming from the right corner of the crescent breather hole, and their is only a thin layer of tipping left. However, the flex on this pen is a wet noodle, almost paintbrush easy flex that goes up to a huge 2.2mm. It writes normally very smooth and quite wet. It works best with wet, lubricating inks like this Sailor Nioi-Sumire, but other inks work as well, though you might have to slow up a bit.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin #2 Toledo, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Body and 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-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex – (On Ebay) Here is a lovely Eversharp Skyline in burgundy with a gold-filled cap. This Skyline is in great condition. The trim has minimal scratching and no plate loss. The body also does not have much of the light scratching typical of these pens. There is one ring on the barrel where a price tag once wrapped the barrel for a long time. The body around the tag faded slightly leaving a darker ring. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a typical, ultra wet and smooth writing F but feels more like a M (0.5mm) Skyline nib. It flexes pretty easily up to 1.8mm and has some good responsiveness. Great Skyline to add to your collection.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm) 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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