Waterman 52 1/2 Red Ripple – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Waterman 52 1/2 Red Ripple  -Wet Noodle (SEE PRICE HERE)

This Waterman 52 1/2 red ripple is in great overall condition. The red ripple hard rubber is only slightly faded and has good color overall. The imprints are also good and crisp. The gold-filled trim looks fantastic overall with just the slightest bit of brassing on part of the top edge of the cap band. Otherwise, there is only some slight scratching from use. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a very interesting nib. It writes almost like an XF italic (0.4mm). The tipping is getting low, so this grind may not be original. Regardless, it is a lovely nib to use. With very light pressure it flexes easily enough for me to grade it as a wet noodle. The responsiveness is also very good and it ranges from 0.4mm to BB (1.5mm). There is just a tiny bit of a bend in the tines which I wasn’t able to pick up in the pics, and you can only see when the light hits it just right. It does not affect the nib’s performance, however. 


SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF Stub to BB (0.4mm-1.5mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)



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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