Onoto Plunger Filling Pen – Wet Noodle

Onoto Plunger Filler – Wet Noodle (On Ebay)

Here is an English classic: the Onoto pen by Thomas De La Rue company. It’s one of the first plunger filled pens ever made. The BCHR on this pen has faded to a dark brown color. The chasing on the body is worn though visible. Imprints still look pretty good. The slip cap fits snuggly. The 14kt. Onoto nib with over/under feed is a really nice, smooth writing F stub (0.5mm) with pretty good line variation for so fine a stub. It has very easy flex. Not quite a paintbrush, but still flexes with ease. However, the ink will start railroading after a bit unless you unscrew the plunger (this is pretty common on these pens). Once you do unscrew the back the ink just pours out. If you are looking for a flex pen for thinner, drier inks or one to get massive sheen look no further.

SIZE:  5 3/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Onoto, Fine Shade to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Plunger Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • New cork seal installed
  • New plunger installed
  • New plunger rod installed
  • Nib adjusted for flow and smooth writing

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