Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex/Wet Noodle

Waterman 52V – SUPER FLEX/WET NOODLE (On Ebay)

A very nice Waterman 52 in red ripple hard rubber. There is just some light fading of the hard rubber, but it still looks very nice. The imprints are worn some but visible. The gold filled trim looks silky and lovely shimmering on contrast to the orange and black. There is just the slightest bit of wear on the cap band. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a real beauty. It is a soft, springy kind of stubbish XF (0.3mm) that writes wet and smooth. The flex on this is fantastic. If you are looking for some monster flex, then this isn’t your pen as it only flexes up to 1.4mm (BB). But the responsiveness of the nib is superior making nice, crisp flexing seem easy. This isn’t a paintbrush, and as far as ease of flex I would say that it is right on the border between super flex and wet noodle. Also, I have found that with some thinner inks, you can get some railroading if you are doing a bunch of flex writing at one time.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.4mm),  SUPER FLEX/WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)


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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