Wahl Wood Grain Ring Top XXXF – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)
This Wahl ring top is in a beautiful ebonite wood grain patter. This pen was used but well cared for. I say that for a couple of reasons. First, the pen is in fantastic condition. Although there are some dings on the top of the cap (normal from everyday use with a pocket chain), the gold filled trim shows no signs of brassing. The response trim on top of the cap is especially impressive. The only brassing is on the crown of the lever. Further, the color of this pen is superb. It even has some of its original shine. Very little signs of and fading. The second reason I say it was well cared for is that the barrel on the threads sustained a very small crack. But this crack was repaired by a legitimate pen repairer. An internal metal sleeve was inserted and bonded to the inside of the barrel. With such robust reinforcement the threads of barrel are now far stronger than they were ever new. Further, the crack is not very obvious. I actually missed until I saw the internal metal sleeve on disassembly. But the real winner of this pen is the 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” #2 nib. This is a very, very rare XXXF (0.1mm) Eversharp wet noodle nib. Just look at the whisper lines this nib produces. The nib is not a paintbrush or near paintbrush in flex, but it does come rather easily. The responsiveness is about as good as you can get in a fountain pen. There is some feedback on the nib in normal writing, but who writes with a XXXF nib? If you are looking for a do everything nib, this probably isn’t for you. If you are looking for a beautiful tool for art or calligraphy, this may be the one. The price here reflects the rarity of the nib. The beauty of the pen doesn’t hurt either.
SIZE: 4 1/4″ Capped
NIB: Wahl #2, XXXF to BBB (0.1mm-1.7mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
CONDITION: Good (Excellent except for that small crack)
- 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