Wahl BCHR Flat Top – Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl BCHR Flat Top – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a Wahl Flat Top pen with roller clip similar in size to the Waterman 52. Let’s start with the blemishes. The BCHR has faded significantly to a medium brown, and there are spots where it is darker than others. Chasing is worn pretty smooth but is still visible. The imprints on these Wahls are faint to being with, so it’s unsurprising that it is worn off. Finally there are bites marks on the end of the barrel (see pics) where the owner likely stuck the pen in his/ her mouth to free up his or her hands. There are a few more (though much less) on the top of the cap also. Now for the good stuff. The golf-filled trim looks great. One very small scuff on the clip but no brassing on the clip or band. The lever has just a small amount of brassing along some of it’s edges. The 14kt. Wahl #2 is a great vintage nib. It is a wet writing F (0.4mm) that has a pretty good flex range going up to BBB (1.7mm). Flex comes pretty easy. Responsiveness is ok but not outstanding. This pen has experienced plenty of life and still works great.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Wahl #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.4mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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

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