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

 

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