Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle

Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a fantastic Waterman 52 in BCHR. The pen is in great condition except for two flaws. The first is that the hard rubber has faded some to a dark blackish brown. The second is that the clip has been bent out and then back it to a shape that more closely resembles an Aikin Lambert clip. The lack of markings on the clip almost give you the impression that this was done for some intentional purpose. But that is just an educated guess. Anyway, it still functions well as a clip. Apart from this, the trim looks great with no brassing and every very little signs of wear. The chasing and the imprints on the pen are still very good as well. This pen also boasts a very lovely 14kt. Waterman #2 nib that is a very wet and smooth writing F (0.5mm). It’s a lovely writer (if you like wet pens) that has some soft, wet noodle flex. The ease of flex isn’t quite paintbrush soft, but it is getting close to that. It ranges from 0.5mm (F) to a large 1.9mm (BBB+). It’s a Waterman 52 with a great, noodle nib. What more is there to say.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.5mm-1.9mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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

   

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Moore L-82 – Good Flex

Moore L-82 – Good Flex– (On Ebay)

Here is a Moore L-82 ring top vest pen. This model is similar in size and style to the Waterman 52V. The BCHR on this pen has faded dark grayish brown. The chasing is worn but still visible. The imprints are also worn and only partially readable. The ring top is missing, but the gold-filled lever has no brassing. This pen, however, houses a superb flex nib. The 14kt. Moore #2 is a wet writing XF (0.3mm) that flexes with ease up to a nice BB (1.6mm) line. The feed is plenty wet as well. This nib really borders between super flex and wet noodle. What really sets it off is the superb responsiveness. This is a great nib for artists and calligraphic work such as copperplate style.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Moore #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Body and trim cleaned and trim polished
  • New sac installed
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed aligned for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Mabie Todd Swan S.F. – Medium Flex

Mabie Todd Swan S.F. – Medium Flex (On Ebay)

This made in England Mabie Todd Swan S.F. (self filler) is in good condition. The black body does have some light scratching throughout from typical use, but nothing major and much of it has buffed out. The gold-filled trim is in nice condition as well with no signs of brassing. There is an area where the body around the lever has bumped out a little (see pics). The inscription on the pen reads “Tabernacle Sciwen. Mr. D.H. Lewis 1947.” The imprints on the pen all look very good. On the swan on the top of the cap still has most of the white paint. The 14kt. Swan #2 is a wet writing F (0.5mm) that is a smooth, good writer. It has some flex going up to BB (1.6mm). The flex is a bit on the stiffer side, which is why I’ve graded it “medium flex.” Overall, a great vintage pen.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan #2, F to BB (0.5mm-1.6mm)  MEDIUM 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
  • Trim buffed and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top Pen & Pencil Combo – Wet Noodle

Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top Pen & Pencil Combo – Wet Noodle – (See Price Here)

Here is a yellow/green and black marbled Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top pen and pencil combo. The original color was the lighter, more yellowish pearl with the black, but it has darkened some to the more greenish color. There is some very light scratching on the surface of the pen and pencil as is typical of pens of this age. The name “J. White” The gold filled trim is all in great condition with no brassing. The 14kt. Wahl #3 is a soft, very wet writing F (0.5mm) that is smooth and glassy for normal writing. It has some very soft flex nearing a paintbrush softness. It also has great range going from F (0.5mm) to BBB+ (2.0mm).

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Wahl-Eversharp #3, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Installed new ink sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

  

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Good/Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Good/Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Skyline in burgundy with the gold-filled cap. The pen is in great condition. It has some very minimal light scratching on the body. The gold-filled trim is in good condition overall. There is some plate loss on the crown of the lever from the cap rubbing on it when posted. There are no ding or scratches in the gold-filled cap. There is a tiny little ding on the clip. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a very wet writing F (0.5mm) that is glassy smooth. It has very good range of flex going up to 1.9mm!! (BBB+).  The wetness of the feed does reduce the responsiveness as the ink just pours out of this when flexed. But if you want some sheening, this is the pen for you. The ease of flex is on the border between “super flex”  and “good flex.” Still its a great Skyline.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB+ (0.5mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52 1/2V – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

This Waterman ring top is a black hard rubber pen with gold filled trim. The hard rubber has faded to a medium brown. The pen is smooth with no original chasing. The imprints are perhaps a little worn but are easily readable. The gold filled trim does not show any brassing. However, the lever box at some point was pushed downward resulting in a slight bend down at it’s axis point. There is no crack in the box. Just a slight bend downward. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a wet and smooth writing F (0.4mm) that flexes quite easily up to a BB line (1.6mm). It has pretty good responsiveness as well.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ 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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Wahl-Eversharp Doric Junior – Wet Noodle

Wahl-Eversharp Doric – Wet Noodle – (See Price Here)

Here is a lovely Wahl Doric in Junior size in the Morraco red color. This color is really beautiful with a depth that causes it to shift in appearance as you move it in the light. The body does have some light scratching throughout typical of these models but no crazing. It’s a first generation Doric lever-filler. The gold-filled trim is all in good condition. The #3 two-toned Eversharp Adjustible nib is a lovely wet writing F (when adjusted to firm) and a soft wet noodle when adjusted to full flex. This pen puts down a lot of ink when flexing and the nib is paintbrush soft. It has a great range going all the way to BBB (1.8mm). As is usual in such a soft nib the responsiveness isn’t as crisp as some wet noodles, but it’s still decent for its softness. This is just a fun, beautiful pen.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: #3 Adjustable, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Installed new ink sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality