Waterman 402 – Super Flex / Wet Noodle

Waterman 402 – Super Flex / Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a very unique pen. It’s a Waterman 402 with a smooth sterling silver overlay. A smooth, shiny overlay of this size is extremely difficult to keep in perfect condition. They are highly susceptible dents, scratches, etc. and the shiny surface hides nothing. Having said that the body of this pen is in pretty decent condition. Only a few very small dents and some light scratching. The cap, however, is another matter. Something caused the overlay the split apart. The pen would be in great condition if it wasn’t for this blemish. The cap has an inscription that reads “Aberdeen, L.T.  C. 1904” on the top line and Alfred Smith below that. I believe it refers to Aberdeen Scotland and “L.T. C.” stands for Lieutenant Colonel. Anyway, it’s clearly a pen well over a hundred years old, and has possibly seen a World War or two. There is also “Waterman” imprint at the end of the barrel. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a very wet and beautifully smooth writing F. It really feels more like a medium due to it’s juicy nature. The flex on this nib is great and very easy. It’s really on the border between a “wet noodle” and a “super flex” nib. The output for flex is pretty good, but with some inks you may experience a railroad here and there. But the ink always picks right back up. Overall, a very unique pen.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm), SUPER FLEX/WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen body thoroughly polished with jewelers cloth
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

   

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