Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex

Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is the iconic and beautiful Waterman 52 in Red Ripple hard rubber. The red ripple still has good color and only faded slightly. The gold-filled clip and band are in great condition with no brassing. The lever has spots of plate loss and brassing (see pics). The name “Helen Mitchell” is engraved on the side of the barrel with “L.C.C.I.” under the name. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a beautiful writer with a wet flow. It is technically a F but feels more like a M. It has a stubbish look and feel to it, which is a nice feature. The nib has some nice flex going rather easily up to BBB, and it has decent responsiveness. As I said, the 52 Red Ripple is an iconic pen, and for good reason. They are beautiful and generally have superb nibs, and this pen is no exception.

SIZE:  5 3/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  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
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl Gold Filled #4 Vest Pen – Super Flex

Wahl Gold Filled #4 Vest Pen – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a fantastic Wahl gold-filled vest pen (with clip and not a ring top) in the larger size with a #4 size nib. This Wahl is in very good condition with no signs of brassing There is very little wear to the body. The one flaw is that there is a decent sized ding on the side of the barrel. The 14kt Wahl #4 nib is lovely: wet and smooth and feels a bit stubbish. A blast to write with. Technically, it’s measures around a F but it feels more like a M.  The flex is also quite large going from 0.4mm all the way to 2.0mm! That is an impressive range. The responsiveness is quite good, and this pen lays down a lot of ink. This is a durable, portable pen that is a fantastic writer with wonderful flex.

SIZE: 5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #4, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished with jeweler’s cloth.
  • 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

Wahl-Eversharp Doric with “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex

Wahl-Eversharp Doric with “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This Doric is in beautiful condition. The black body has little signs of wear. There is a little spot of  wear on the end of the barrel (the facet edges are a little worn) from the lip of the cap when posted. The Dorics had robust quality trim, and it really show. The gold-filled trim almost looks brand new. No brassing whatsoever. This pen also comes with the ink shut off system (shuts the ink off from the feed when the pen is capped), and it’s one of the rare instances where it actually works great. The 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” nib is pure pleasure to write with. It’s a wet F (0.4mm) that feels soft and pillowy. The wet flow, though not gushing, really brings out the shading qualities in an ink. The flex is pretty decent. I gave it a “super flex” grade, but I would put this on the lower end of super flex. It has good range going up to BBB (1.7mm) and decent responsiveness. Ease of flex is on the stiffer side of spectrum for “super flex.” Still, you can do some great flex writing with it. The is a gorgeous, top tier quality pen (think Pelikan, Omas, etc. quality) with a phenomenal F nib. You won’t find better. Plus, it has vintage flex.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp “Signature”, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Installed new ink sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality