Wahl Gold Filled Vest Pen #3 – Wet Noodle

Wahl Gold Filled Vest Pen #3 – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a Wahl gold-filled vest pen. It is the larger size with a #3 nib and has the clip rather than a ring top. The gold-filled body is in great condition with no signs of brassing. There is only very light scratching from light use. There is also only one small ding on the top of the cap. The personalization “Vivian” is professional etched in the side of the barrel. The superstar of this pen is the 14kt. Wahl #3 nib. It is a near paintbrush soft wet noodle with massive range. The pen writes well normally as a F (0.4mm). It is soft, smooth, and rather wet. With very little pressure the nib flexes up to a range of BBBB (2.2mm)! That’s just huge. Furthermore, the pen has some great responsiveness. Whether you want to write normally, add some moderate flex, or really go big, this nib does it all. Plus, it’s in a very portable and durable body.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, F to BBBB (0.3mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (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
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Mabie Todd Swan in Gold-Filled Overlay & Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle

Mabie Todd Swan in Gold-Filled Overlay & Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle ( See Price Here)

Here is an absolutely gorgeous made in New York Mabie Todd (post “& Bard” era) Swan. This Swan comes with the barrel wrapped in an original high quality gold-filled overlay with no personalizations. The overlay is in superb condition with no brassing and no dings. There is a little bit of fading to the hard rubber. The imprint on the cap is worn a bit. It’s visible but it isn’t very easy to see. The 14kt. Swan nib is a soft wet noodle with near paintbrush ease of flex. This is a very wet writing F as is typical of these vintage eye droppers. You can easily use this as a normal writer so long as you have good, fountain pen friendly paper. Range of flex is also excellent going from F (0.4mm) to BBB (1.8mm). The writing sample says 1.9mm, but I made an adjustment to the feed, which improved the responsiveness but lessened the range a bit, and thus the discrepancy. Responsiveness is really very good for such a wet pen. This is a collector’s quality pen with a flex enthusiasts nib. What’s not to love?

SIZE: 3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm),  WET NOODLE (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
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Good Flex

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

This is standard size Skyline in Navy with a gorgeous green and navy pin stripe cap. This color and cap is my personal favorite style of Skyline. The body is in very nice shape. There is only very light scratching throughout that has mostly buffed out. Gold-filled trim has no plate loss anywhere. There are a few small scratches on the cap next to the clip, but they are very noticeable. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a wet, smooth F (0.4mm) that is a great writer. It’s the kind of nib you could enjoy for hours of writing. The flex on this nib is good ranging up to BBB (1.7mm). It has decent responsiveness and great ink flow. The ease of flex is just a bit too firm to be considered “super flex” in my opinion. Still, this is a fantastic and beautiful Skyline.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BBB (0.4mm-1.7mm) 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

Mabie Todd Swan Vest Pen Gold-Filled Eyedropper – Super Flex

Mabie Todd Swan Vest Pen Gold-Filled Eyedropper – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful gold-filled Swan that happens also to be an eyedropper. The pen is in great shape. There is some brassing on the end of the barrel, but most of it blends in really well. There is also a little bit of brassing on the barrel that is covered by the cap. The brassing in both places comes from the cap being posted or screwed on. There are two very tiny dings in the “personalization” area. There is no personalization as it is still blank. There is some light scratching on the body from years of use as you would expect, but the pen still shines. Besides those very minor blemishes, this pen is in wonderful shape and is quite a beauty to behold. The 14kt. Swan nib is a wonderful writer. It’s a smooth XF that is soft, bouncy, wet and just a joy to use. The flex is also fantastic ranging from XF (0.3mm) to BBB+ (1.8mm)! Additionally, this nib has a great bounce and snappy responsiveness.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan, XXF-BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Mabie Todd Swan – Super Flex (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a made in New York, Mabie Todd Swan eyedropper with over/under feed in BCHR. This is a 1500/1512 model. The color is a very dark blackish brown. Chasing is still pretty good and imprints are all still clear and readable. The pen also comes with the original Mabie Todd box, which is in pretty good condition. The 14kt. Swan nib writes normally as a smooth XF. It’s wet but not too wet. I love writing with it. The nib has an elegant feel to it. The flex comes easy and has a great range going up to BBBB (2.0mm)! This nib is nearing wet noodle territory, but it isn’t quite there. It has a pretty good snappiness to it as well. This is an all around great vintage eyedropper. Great writing. Great flex.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm) SUPER 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
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Pen buffed and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

This is standard size Skyline in green with the gold-filled cap. The body is in good condition with only very light surface scratching typical of use. The gold-filled cap is without any brassing, but it does have a few small dings here and there. The clip is without brassing as well. The lever has some plate loss. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a pure joy to use. It is a hard to find butter smooth XF with good but not out of control flow. The flex is also lovely going from XF to BBB (1.7mm). It lays down quite a bit of ink when flexed. It has pretty decent responsiveness. That heavy ink flow keeps it from being really snappy, but it’s also pretty good for how wet it is. A great Skyline, and wow is this nib lovely.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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