Waterman 12 – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

Waterman 12 – GOOD FLEX  (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 12 in smooth black hard rubber with no original chasing. The hard rubber is now a brown. The pen is also missing it’s original clip. Apart from those factors it is in good condition. The imprint on the side is pretty crisp, but some of it is worn. Still easy to read, though. The back imprint is also good. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is smooth writing XXF. The flex on this is on the stiffer side but is pretty responsive. The feed is so juicy that it doesn’t take much flex to get good line variation, especially when the nib is so fine to begin with. It’s vary capable of some really nice flex writing.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.5mm),  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Bands cleaned and polished
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Mabie Todd Swan Red Mottled – Wet Noodle

Mabie Todd Swan Red Mottled – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

This is a phenomenal made in England Mabie Todd self-filler. The red-mottled hard rubber is still in excellent condition minimal (if any) fading. The gold filled trim on this pen really sets it off as a high end luxury item, and it all looks great with no brassing. The imprints are all good and crisp. The pen is really in near mint condition. The best part is that the 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2 nib is a superlative writing and flexing nib. With normal writing it is wet, soft, and elegant XF. With just a touch of pressure this nib will flex up to BBB (1.8mm). It has a near paintbrush softness to it and yet still remains springy and quite responsive. And it just feels great when you are flexing with it. Elegant is the word that keeps coming to mind. It just looks and feels like quality in every way.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

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

 

 

Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filler – Good Flex (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filler – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan self-filler in BCHR. The black hard rubber is a shiny jet black and chasing is still very crisp. The only real flaw of the pen is that the end of the barrel appears to have been exposed to some hight heat softening the hard rubber enough to result in the end of the barrel being bent slightly. I didn’t even notice it for the longest time. The nickel plated clip looks great as does the black wide lever. Imprints also all looks very good. The 14kt. Mabie Todd #2 nib is a lovely writing, wet and smooth XF that is also a semi-flex nib. A nice quality Swan pen.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, XF to B (0.3mm-1.0mm)  SEMI 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
  • 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

 

Wahl-Eversharp Tulip Clip with “Flexible” nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl-Eversharp Tulip Clip with “Flexible” nib – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a classy Wahl-Eversharp vest pen with the tulip clip. The original green body has darkened on most of the pen as is typical with these models. The top of the cap is the original color. The gold-filled trim is in overall good condition. There is a little bit of wear on the lever, but otherwise it all looks good. The black hard rubber section has faded some and has some scratches on it. The pen comes with a 14kt. Wahl-Eversharp #2 “Flexible” nib. It writes as a wet F. It’s super smooth and a great writer. It’s a beautiful pen with some amazing abilities.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm) 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
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52V Olive Ripple Pen & Pencil – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 52V Olive Ripple Pen & Pencil – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful set of a Waterman pen and pencil in Waterman’s superb olive ripple hard rubber. The bodies of the pens have some darkening due to oxidation, but it isn’t pronounced. They both still look very good. The gold filled trim looks excellent. There is just a little brassing on the upper edge of the pen’s cap band. Also the “IDEAL” globe on the lever is partly worn off. Both pieces have the name “Sigred Johnson” engraved in the sides. I have not tested the pencil for functionality, but I assume it works. The pen is equipped with a lovely 14kt. Waterman #2 nib that is a juicy, wet writing F that has a soft, wet flex that goes from F (0.4mm) to BB (1.6mm). The flex comes very easily and has a nice spring to it. The original olive feed was too dry for the nib, so I replaced it with another black Waterman feed. However, I can switch it back or send it with the pen on request. This is an incredible set and the flex is outstanding.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.6mm),  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
  • Nib and feed ultra sonically cleaned adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality