Waterman 52V Red Ripple – Wet Noodle

Waterman 52V Red Ripple  – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a Waterman 52 in black hard rubber with beautiful gold filled trim. The body is pretty black. The chasing is faded a bit, so I’m guessing someone went through the process of buffing off the oxidized layer of hard rubber on the surface to reveal the black hard rubber underneath. The gold filled trim looks great with no signs of brassing except for the very front tip of the clip’s ball. The bands appear to be after market additions and have what I believe are the artists imprints on them. The front band also has the initials “W.L.” inscribed. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is really interesting. It appears that this nib sustained some damage at some point to the very tip (probably was dropped on the tip). It has been realigned, but the tip is still slightly creased. It does not affect the performance of the nib in the slightest, but is a cosmetic blemish. The nib performs as a ultra soft wet noodle nib with fantastic, near dip nib responsiveness. It writes as a lovely XF (0.3mm), but very little pressure is needed to get line variation. This would be a perfect nib for calligraphic writing such as copperplate.

(See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE (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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim polished
  • New Ink Sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top – Medium Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top – Medium Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a Wahl Gold Filled ring top pen in fantastic condition. The body has no brassing that I can find. There are no dings and no inscriptions. There is some very light scratching from the cap, but that is all. It is not easy to find very many of these in this kind of condition. The 14kt. Wahl #2 is a smooth and beautifully writing F. It does have some flex that goes up to 1.3mm, but the nib is just a bit too stiff to be graded higher. Still this is a pretty little pen in rare condition.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.3mm) MEDIUM FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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

 

Waterman 52 1/2V – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a Waterman 52 1/2V in BCHR with nickel trim. Parts of the black hard rubber body still look pretty black, but it has faded some (especially the cap) to a very dark brown. The chasing and the imprints on this pen are superb and almost look brand new. The nickel plated trim is excellent. The only blemish is that it appears someone did try and pull the lever with a hardened sac inside, and then thought better of it as the lever is slightly bent at the pivot. But there are no cracks or signs of weakness in the lever. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a soft, smooth, lovely writing F that has a pretty soft flex going up to BB (1.6mm). It’s not the most responsive super flex nib, but the flex comes quite easy and the nib writes beautifully.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.5mm-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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 52 1/2 V Red Mottled Pen & Pencil Combo (Broad Factory Italic) – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 52 1/2 V Red Mottled Pen & Pencil Combo (Broad Factory Italic) – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful combo of a Waterman 52 1/2V and pencil in red mottled hard rubber. The hard rubber shows very little fading and still retains some shine. The trim on both pieces looks very good with no signs of brassing. Both pieces have very good imprints on them and the inscription “Pauline Gold.” I have done nothing to the pencil but shine up the trim a bit. I am also including the original box the combo came in. The real joy of this combo is the pen’s 14kt. Waterman #2 nib. It’s a broad (0.9mm) factory italic nib and it is beauty. It has fantastic line variation in normal writing, and it is smooth and juicy. Add to that the fact that it is a soft super flex nib as well, and you have the makings of a truly special pen. It’s a pure joy to use.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, Broad Italic to BBB (0.9mm-2.0mm)  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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality