Conklin Endura – Super Flex/Wet Noodle

Conklin Endura – Super Flex/Wet Noodle – (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Sapphire Conklin Endura ring top in superb condition. The body of the pen is beautiful. The color is fantastic. There very little sign of wear. The gold-filled trim has no brassing. Imprints are crisp and easily readable. And it’s a gorgeous color. The 14tkt. gold made it Toledo Conklin nib is a beauty. It’s a rather wet and smooth writing XF normally, but it has fantastic flex. I’ve graded this on the border between “super flex” and “wet noodle.” It’s really close to a “wet noodle.” It might be just a tad on the firm side of “wet noodle,” but it’s not a firm flex at all. The range of flex on this is awesome going from XF (0.3mm) to a massive BBBB+ (2.3mm) without much pressure. It also has very good responsiveness. It’s a top class flex nib. And it’s on a beautiful pen in collector’s quality condition.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin Endura, XF to BBBB (0.3mm-2.3mm) SUPER FLEX/WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & trimmed polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • New ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 12 – Wet Noodle

Waterman 12 – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Another Waterman 12 in BCHR with gold-filled trim. This 12 is in impressive condition. The BCHR is still very black with only a slight bit of fading. The chasing is also crisp with a lot of texture left, and imprints look almost brand new. There is some brassing on the edges of the gold-filled clip. The gold-filled repousse bands look to be in superb condition. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a very interesting one. It is a very soft, wet noodle. Normally, it writes as an ultra wet stubish Medium. I do not overstate the wetness. You will need good paper (Rhodia, Tomoe River, etc.) otherwise you’ll be getting a lot of bleed through. The flex is also very wet and comes with ease ranging from M (0.6mm) up to a huge BBBB (2.2mm). Overall, a lovely Waterman 12 in great condition with a Wet Noodle stub nib.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, M to BBBB (0.6mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52 – Super Flex / Wet Noodle

Waterman 52 – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 52 in BCHR that is in great condition. The BCHR is only faded a little, but is still mostly black. There is some wear to the chasing, but it still is obvious and it still has texture. The nickel-filled trim is also in great condition. The lever does have some very small and light scuff marks that you can see on close examination, and the IDEAL on the lever is a bit worn. Imprints are very crisp and easily readable including those on the end of the barrel. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a beauty. It is a very nice, soft writing XF. It is quite fine. Probably a bit finer than 0.3mm, but the wetness of the nib may make it feel closer to 0.3mm. The flex on this nib is also lovely. It flexes very easily up to BBB. Ease of flex is right on the border between Super Flex and Wet Noodle. I would grade it closer to Super Flex. Additionally, the nib has some great responsiveness and good flow. Overall, a superb vintage Waterman.

SIZE:  5 3/8 Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX/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
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality