Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex – (On Ebay) This is a great Skyline in standard size with a burgundy body and gold filled cap and trim. Overall, the pen is in excellent shape. There is only light scratching throughout the body as is typical for these pens, but much of that has been buffed and polished out. The gold filled lever, cap sleeve and clip are all in great shape without any brassing. The 14kt. Eversharp nib on this pen is superb. It is a very wet medium (0.6mm) that is ultra smooth and soft. A real joy to write with. It also has some soft flex that goes up to 1.8mm. It has decent responsiveness and the feed is plenty wet to keep up. Still, my favorite part of this pen is how great it writes.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., M to BBB (0.6mm-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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Waterman 54 (Factory Italic) – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 54 –WET NOODLE  (See Price Here)

Here is a Waterman 54 in BCHR. The black hard rubber has faded some to a dark grayish brown. The chasing has a little wear, but is still pretty crisp. The imprints are all crisp. The nickel plated trim has some light wear but no plate loss. The nib on this pen is just incredible. It’s a factory fine italic with a bit of an oblique that writes smooth and wet from a “normal” writing angle. The flex on this pen is a very soft, paintbrush level flex that goes from 0.6mm to 2.3mm with ease. The italic grind on this nib makes flex work have that much more character and offers a tremendous amount of potential. This is a rare nib to find. Wet noodle 54s are not easy to discover, but a wet noodle italic! I’m kind of freaking out about it. If you love italics and you love flex, this may be your dream pen.  (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, Fine Italic to BBB (0.6mm-2.3mm),  Wet Noodle  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • New sac installed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Mabie Todd Swan w/ Factory Stub – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan 3220 with Factory Stub- Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan self filler #3220. It is made of navy blue celluloid. The pen is in excellent condition. There is very little brassing on the gold trim. A little on the ball of the clip. My two favorite features of this pen are first that it has metal threads which look classy and provide stability to the barrel. And second, the section screws into the barrel making repairs, internal cleaning, etc. simple. The pen does have some light scratching throughout the body, but I’ve buffed and polished a lot of it out. The 14kt. Mabie Todd nib is a wet writing factory stub (0.7mm) that also flexes with ease up to 1.9mm. If you love stubs and you love flex, this is your pen. This gorgeous nib is a bit of an oblique, but writes well with a “normal” pen angle.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, F Stub to BBB (0.7mm-1.9mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Body buffed and polished
  • 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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Carter’s Ring Top (Great Condition) – Semi-Flex (SOLD)

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Carter’s Ring Top – Semi-flex (On Ebay)

This Carter’s ring top is in fantastic condition. The green body has no fading that I can see, and that goes for the black hard rubber ends as well. The gold-filled trim is in good condition. There is a slight bit of brassing on the bottom edge of the bottom bottom, but no other brassing that I saw. There are also just a few tiny dings in the ring top. Imprint is good and clear. The 14kt. Carter’s INX nib is a nice writing XF/F (0.35mm) that is smooth with medium wetness. It does have a bit of flex, but just a bit. Still not a beautiful pen in great condition.

SIZE:  4 3/8″

NIB: Carter’s 14kt., XF/F to B (0.35mm-1.0mm),  SEMI-FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • 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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Waterman 52 (Uncommon 52) – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Waterman 52 in BCHR. The hard rubber is faded a bit to a dark grayish brown. There does not appear to be any plate loss to the nickel plated trim, but there is some scratching and wear. Side imprint is worn and only readable in parts, but the “52” on the back of the barrel is clear. This is an unique 52 as it had threads that are inset to the barrel (see pic). Usually the threads are flush or occasionally wrapping around the outside of the barrel. This is the first 52 I’ve seen with threads like this. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a nice writing XF (0.3mm) with a medium wetness. It flexes up to BB or 1.7mm. It isn’t a huge range and really most of your flexing will be in the 1.1-1.4mm range, but the nib is quite responsive, and does not require a lot of pressure. It also does small, detail flex work quite nicely.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  Super 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
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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