Waterman 52 1/2V – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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

Here is a smooth black hard rubber (no original chasing) Waterman 52 1/2 V. The hard rubber has faded to a dark brown color. The gold filled trim is very good condition with no signs of brassing. The smaller “Waterman” imprint towards the back of the barrel is faded somewhat but readable. All other imprints are still very crisp. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a lovely writing XF (0.3mm) that is smooth and wet. The nib has decent flex going from 0.3mm to 1.7mm, but is a bit too stiff to be called a “super flex” in my opinion.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm)  GOOD 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

 

Wahl BCHR Ring Top – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Wahl BCHR Ring Top – Wet Noodle – (On Ebay)

Here is a Wahl vest pen in BCHR. The hard rubber is still in great condition. It is still very black with clear chasing still present. The side imprint is a little worn but still mostly readable. The gold filled trim is in pretty good condition. No real brassing that I could find. The band on the cap does have a couple of small scratches next to each other (see pic). The original nib on this pen was lost. I have replaced it with a Warranted 14kt. #3 “wet noodle” nib. The nib writes normally as a juicy, soft, and smooth F (0.4mm) but flexes with ease up to 2.0mm (BBB). It’s not quite a paintbrush, but it’s getting pretty close to that soft. The tipping on the nib is worn, but there is still some present. A very nice Wahl in good condition with a nice, juicy noodle nib.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt. #3, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

  

 

Conklin Student Special – Good Flex (SOLD)

Conklin Student Special – Medium Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Conklin “Student Special” BCHR ring top vest pen. These were designed as a mixture of quality and affordability by Conklin. The pen has faded to a dark, grayish brown. The chasing is still quite good but the imprint is worn in places. It is still mostly readable. Gold-filled trim is in good condition with no brassing. The original 14kt. Conklin “SS” (Student Special) nib is a smooth writing XF with good flow. It has a good flex range going up to 1.6mm as well as good responsiveness. It is still a bit too stiff to be called a super flex, but it is a nice flex nib nevertheless.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Conklin S.S., XF-BB (0.3mm-1.6mm) 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
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a black standard size Skyline with a gold-filled cap. There is some very light scratching on the body of the pen as is typical of these Skylines, but it is all very minor. The gold filled trim is in good condition with no brassing. There is one tiny ding in the side of cap and one tiny one on the lip of the cap. The clip is also a bit looser than typical of Skylines though the dome is screwed on tight. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a fabulous, juicy F (0.5mm) that writes smooth and wet. It’s really a fantastic for normal writing. It also has some outstanding flex going easily from 0.5mm to 2.0mm plus (BBB). It is also pretty responsive for how wet the nib is. Overall, a nice Skyline with a really nice nib.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.5mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a standard size Skyline in brown with gold filled trim. The pen is in very good condition. There is just some very light scratching on the body. The gold filled trim looks excellent with little wear and no plate loss. There is one tiny little ding in the cap that you can only see by catching it right in the light. It does have the personalization “E.A.L.” on the barrel. The best part of this pen is that it sports a fantastic 14kt. Eversharp nib that writes as a juicy and smooth F/M (0.5mm). It flexes with ease up to 2.0mm! The ink just pours out of this feed when the tines are opened open but despite that the nib still has great responsiveness. A special Skyline.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

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

Waterman 12 PSF – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

Waterman 12 – SUPER FLEX  (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 12 PSF, which is the immediate predecessor to the 52. It’s basically just the 52 before Waterman changed it’s numbering system. The BCHR has faded some to a dark brown and the chasing is worn though visible. It actually still has some texture on the cap. The cap is missing the original clip. Imprints on the side and end of barrel are both very easily readable and the original red paint is in the end imprint. The nickel lever is worn some. No brassing is apparent but part of the “IDEAL” imprint is worn down. The threads on this 12 PSF are raised from the barrel rather than flush as normal to these models (Waterman tested several variations of the threads). The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a smooth writing F (0.4mm) with moderate wetness. It has some good flex going up to 1.7mm. The ease of flex is on the stiff side and I almost classified this as “good flex.” However, the responsiveness is superb so I graded it “super flex.”

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-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 polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • 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

 

Waterman 3 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

Waterman 3 – SUPER FLEX   (On Ebay)

This is a gorgeous Waterman 3 gray marble celluloid with flecks of red. The pen is in very good condition with just some light scratching throughout that you only can see with detail examination. The chrome plated trim looks very good, but does have a little bit of wear on the lever and just a whisper on the clip. Imprints are all great. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is a superb, springy, soft and wet writing XF. It flexes quite easily up to 1.7mm. The feed is plenty wet to keep up, and it has decent responsiveness. A great pen in great condition.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body 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