Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Good Flex

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

Here is a nice Wahl-Eversharp Skyline in brown with gold-filled trim. This pen has only light surface scratching on the body from normal use. The cap is in great condition with no dings or dents. The trim overall is in great condition with just a small spot of plate loss on the lever from posting the cap, but you have to look closely to see it. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is wonderful writer. It’s long tines make it an elegant and smooth writer with plenty of wetness. The nib also has some nice “definition.” It’s normally an XF (0.3mm) but flexes up to BB (1.3mm). The flex  comes pretty easily. In fact, you can get this to flex a little with almost very little pressure. But higher than the initial swell, and the nib gets a bit stiffer. Responsiveness is decent, so you can still create some nice flex work with it. There is reasons Skylines are such admired pens, and this one shows off a lot of the reasons why.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BB (0.3mm-1.3mm) GOOD 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

Waterman 42 1/2 V Wood Grain – Good / Super Flex

Waterman 42 1/2 Wood Grain – Good / Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a fabulous Waterman Safety pen. I believe it is a 42 1/2 though the number imprints is no longer visible. At some point someone removed the surface layer of faded hard rubber to return it to a like new appearance. Everything on this pen is restored and fully functional. The imprints are worn and difficult to read. There is no trim on the pen. If you aren’t acquainted with these safety, they are filled like an eyedropper when the nib is retracted into the barrel. When you remove the cap and turn the back section, the nib emerges from the barrel. They are one of the most intriguing designs in vintage pens, and I personally love them.  Since there is a seal over the barrel when capped, you never have to worry about ink leaking into the cap. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a very nice, smooth and pretty wet writing XF. A great normal writer. The flex on this one is right on the border of good and super. It’s a bit stiffer than a typical super flex, but better than most good flexes. Overall, this is a fantastic and collectible pen that is a joy to use.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm)  GOOD/SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

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 sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – Super Flex

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a lovely Waterman 52V in Waterman’s iconic red ripple hard rubber. With the nickel trim, this is likely from the European market. The fading of this pen is minimal, and the imprints are still very crisp. There is also minimal wear on the trim and no brassing. In short, this pen is close to mint condition. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a beautiful nib. It’s a wet, glassy smooth writing XF (0.3mm). When flexed this ranges up to BBB (1.7mm) with ease. The flow has no trouble keeping up. Though the wetness of the flow does make it a bit less responsive than it would be, the responsiveness is still decent. Overall, this is a fantastic all around Waterman in fantastic condition.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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