Waterman 52 Wood Grain – Wet Noodle (Ultra Responsive)

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Waterman 52 Wood Grain – Wet Noodle (SEE PRICE HERE)

This Waterman 52 comes in the red mottled or wood grain hard rubber. The color is still very nice on this pen with only minimal fading. The gold-filled trim still looks very nice. You can obviously see it has some wear in the zoomed up pictures, but it is all much less obvious to the naked eye. Imprints on the red/black hard rubber models are really difficult to read, and this one still has imprints that definitely have some fading but in the right light and with good eyesight you can still read them. Only the globe in the center is mostly worn off. There are some very, very light teeth marks on the top of the cap. Honestly, I didn’t even see them until I noticed them in the picture. The 14kt. Waterman #2 on this pen is a gem. Many people define “wet noodle” in terms of quantity of flex (it goes BBBB++++) or ease of flex (paintbrush like), but I grade flex on quality of flex. So though this nib is very soft, it’s not uber soft. It’s something much better. It is ultra responsive, approaching dip nib kind of responsiveness. Just look at that crisp flex action in the pictures. Normally, this pen writes as a nice and smooth XXF/XF (0.25mm). It’s not glass, but you don’t expect that from an XXF. Range of flex is great going up to BBB (1.8mm with ease). The flow keeps up well, but that snap back is just spectacular. Notice the detail flex lettering done within a 5mm space! This 52 is in a beautiful, classic style. In good condition with good color, and a superb nib. 

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SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.25mm-1.8mm)  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, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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