Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Wet Noodle

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

Here is a nice Waterman 52 in red ripple hard rubber. The pen is in pretty good shape. There is some fading to the ripple hard rubber, but it isn’t too significant.  There is a lot of color left. The gold-filled trim is lovely as well. There is a little bit of brassing on the edges of the “globe” on the lever, but it isn’t terribly noticeable. The rest of the trim has no brassing. It has the name “Geo. W. Harrison” engraved in the side of the barrel. The star of the pen is the nib, and it is quite a star. It’s a Fine Stub (0.5mm) that’s between medium wet to wet. Some would call this a cursive italic. It’s sharp enough to get some nice line variation, but not so sharp that edges catch.It is also a superb Wet Noodle with paintbrush softness. The flex on the pen goes from 0.5mm to 2.1mm (BBBB). The nib had sustained a crack out of the right side of the breather hole, but Greg Minuskin has laser welded it. You can’t even see the crack anymore and it’s stronger than ever. The pen has a lovely, bouncy responsiveness. The flex working in tandem with the stub nib give it a very responsive feel. This is a one of those nibs that a lot of people are searching for: a beautifully writing paintbrush soft wet noodle stub. And on Waterman’s superb red ripple 52.

(See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F Stub to BBB+ (0.5mm-2.1mm),  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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim polished
  • New Ink Sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality



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