Wahl Gold-Filled Ring Top – Super Flex (On Ebay)
This little Wahl gold-filled ring top is a beauty. The condition is excellent. There is no brassing and really hardly any significant marks. There is a very slight ding on the end of the barrel (see pics), and there is some scratching under the cap from screwing the cap on and off. The wave pattern etched into the pen really catches the light and looks gorgeous. There is no personalization on this pen. The only real flaw is that the lever doesn’t quite hug tightly against the body when and sticks out just a bit (see pics), but the lever and bar work just fine. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is pure joy to use. It will spoil you. It writes wet and butter smooth. It’s a 0.5mm F / M nib has a bit of stubbing character to it. It flexes with ease and some really nice responsiveness up to BBB+ (1.8mm). The flow keeps up great. This is a durable, portable take everywhere (nib up of course) that feels similar to a #2 pencil when posted but with a massively superior writing feel. And it has an awesome flex nib.
SIZE: 3 5/8″ Capped
NIB: 14kt. Wahl #2, F to BBBB (0.5mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
- Body thoroughly polished.
- 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
Waterman 0752 1/2 – Super Flex (On Ebay)
This Waterman 0752 1/2 (the 07 refers to the gold-filled band and trim) is in superb condition. The smooth hard rubber (no original chasing) has faded a bit to a dark blackish brown. Really it looks more black than brown. The imprints on the side of the barrel have faded some and are only partially readable. The gold-filled trim looks pristine. There is no brassing. Maybe some very, very light micro scratching on the band from use but hardly much of anything. The lever and clip look really sharp. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a smooth writing F (0.4mm). The nib is not a gusher but flow keeps up well. It’s a nice nib for everyday writing especially if you don’t care for the wet nibs typical of vintage pens. The flex on this nib is also very nice ranging from F to BBB (1.7mm). Ease of flex is decent, not amazing. Responsiveness is pretty good. Flow is fantastic and keeps up without issues. It’s an all around nib: it does everything well. And it’s in an all around lovely pen that looks great and has no flaws or issues.
SIZE: 5 1/4″ Capped
NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
- Nib and trim polished
- Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
- Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
- Test driven for at least a week to insure quality