Wahl Gold Seal / “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex

Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal Lapis – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is an absolutely gorgeous Wahl Gold Seal flat top pen in Wahl’s stunning lapis blue (my favorite). This is a larger pen. Slightly, shorter than a Waterman 52 but also a bit thicker in diameter. The pen is in beautiful condition. The body looks superb with hardly any discoloration. The trim looks fantastic. The only sign of brassing I can see is a small spot on the lever. The black hard rubber ends and section are still a shiny black. This pen was also modified on the interior. The barrel and the section were reinforced with internal metal rings to keep to ensure they do not crack. The Wahl Eversharp Gold Seal “Flexible” nib is large and beautiful. The nib writers normally as a XF with medium wetness. The flex is quite good, as you would expect given the moniker. It ranges from XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm) and has a good responsiveness to it. The El Dorado (a thin and dry-ish ink) railroaded a tad, but other inks I’ve tried had no trouble. Overall, a superb and gorgeous Wahl.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp “Flexible,” XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex

Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is the iconic Waterman 52 Red Ripple. The hard rubber has faded a bit, but the color is still pretty good. The gold filled trim looks good overall. Some slight brassing on the ball of the clip and tiny bit on the top edge of the band. The lever has some marks where it got scraped at some point but is in otherwise good condition. The imprints on the side of the barrel are quite crisp, but the “52” at the end is almost worn smooth. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a lovely decently wet XF that writes with a smooth and elegant feel. The flex on this is on the stiffer side of “super flex” but the responsiveness is quite good and the flow is more than enough to keep up. Overall, a great vintage 52. 

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.6mm), SUPER FLEX (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