Mabie Todd Blackbird – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Blackbird – Good Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd Blackbird self filler. These pens were Mabie Todd’s budget line. Nevertheless, they are a great sturdy pen with decent girth. The BCHR on this pen is still very black with minimal fading and the chasing and imprints are still all very crisp. There are some bite marks on the end of the barrel. The lever is in great shape with no signs of plate loss. The Mabie Todd Blackbird nib is a nice and smooth writing F. The flex is decent going up to 1.6mm but it’s a little too stiff be a “super flex.” Still a great, sturdy, vintage classic in pretty good shape.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Blackbird #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.8mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • 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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