Waterman 0552 – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 0552 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is the iconic Waterman 52 in a gold-filled overlay (thus the “05” prefix). This gold-filled overlay does show some use. Nothing major, just little stuff. There are some small dings on the top lip of the cap, which is pretty common, and some very tiny ones here and there. There is also quite a bit of light scratching throughout the pen. To me it looks well cared for but pretty heavily used. There is some brassing on the lower part of the cap and top of the lever. If you are looking for a collector’s item, then I’d say pass. If you are looking for a well-fortified 52 ready for every day use, then it’s perfect. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a wet F (0.4mm) that flexes nicely up to BBB+ (1.8mm). Normal writing is very smooth with some nice character. Flex is plenty wet, comes pretty easy, and is pretty responsive. It’s a great all-around nib ready for just about any writing task.

SIZE: 5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 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 (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Overlay cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

Wahl Lapis Blue Gold Seal with “Signature” Nib – Good Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Lapis Blue Gold Seal with “Signature” Nib – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

Another Wahl Gold Seal pen in the stunning Lapis Lazuli blue. It’s a vest pen, so closer in size the Waterman 52V. Gold-filled trim is excellent overall. There is some brassing on the top of the cap, but that is about all. The body is in pretty great condition and still has fantastic color. There does appear to be a very small repair on the threads. You probably won’t even notice it, and I’m not entirely sure why the repair was needed, but it looks pretty good and functions normally. The 14kt Wahl-Eversharp “Signature” nib is ultra Fine (XXF) and decently smooth for how fine it is. The flex comes a bit stiffly and ranges up to 1.4mm (BB), which is still quite good for such a fine nib. Responsiveness is of course pretty good due to the nib’s fineness. Another beautiful, well-equipped Wahl.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp “Flexible,” XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.4mm), 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

Wahl Lapis Blue Ring Top / “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Wahl Lapis Blue Ring Top / “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a beautiful Wahl ring top in the stunning Lapis Lazuli blue. The pen is in great overall condition. The lapis blue is still very nice with little to no fading, and the black on the ends still looks new.  There are some very light surface wear that you see with normal use, but you won’t notice it unless you look very close. The gold-filled trim is also in nice condition. There is only some very, very minor brassing on the edges of the lever. The 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” #2 nib is a lovely soft nib that writes around a 0.25mm line, so between an XXF and an XF. The fine line makes flex work even more beautiful. Ease of flex is right in between “Super Flex” and “Wet Noodle,” so high end “Super Flex” or low end “Wet Noodle.” Range of flex goes from 0.25mm to 1.7mm, so there’s a lot of line to work with. Overall, a stunning Wahl Ring Top with top notch flex.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” #2, XXF/XF to BBB (0.25mm-1.7mm),  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 and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman Stalwart – Good Flex (SOLD)

Waterman Stalwart – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is the Waterman Stalwart in a grey pearl celluloid body. I really enjoy the depth of these pearl grey bodies with gold accents. There is only light surface scratching on the body. The gold-filled trim looks great with only some brassing on the clip’s rivet on top of the cap. There is also some minor brassing on the back edge of the clip if you happen to look back there. The Waterman #2 14kt. Nib is a beautiful writing, soft and wet XF. The flex on this is a bit too stiff to grade as “super flex,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t do some nice work with it. Better than most modern “flex” nibs. The range of flex is from XF (0.3mm to 1.6mm). In my opinion the Watermans of this era are underrated. They have nice durable bodies, top notch accents, and wonderful nibs.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2 14kt., XF to B (0.3mm-1.6mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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

Wahl Gold Seal / “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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 (SOLD)

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

Waterman 54 – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 54 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a great vintage Waterman 54 in BCHR. The chasing on this pen is worn smooth. In fact, the chasing pattern is even hard to see and the only imprint visible is the “54.” The color has faded to a dark brown. There is a large and beautiful gold-filled band on the barrel with some initials engraved in script. There is a bit of wear on the band, but it still looks quite good. There is a little bit of brassing on the top edge of the cap band and a little bit on the edges of the lever; otherwise, the trim is in good condition. Unfortunately, there is what looks like a small burn mark on the top of the barrel. The 14kt. Waterman #4 is a great nib that writes as a soft, smooth XF (0.3mm) and has medium wetness. Great writer. It has some nice and quite responsive flex going up to BBB+ (1.8mm). You can do some nice flex work with this one.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #4, XF to BBB (0.3mm-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-Eversharp Doric Kashmir (XXF Signature Nib) – Good Flex (SOLD)

Wahl-Eversharp Doric Kashmir (XXF Signature Nib) – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is Wahl-Eversharp Doric in Kashmir. The body is in great condition with only very light scratching on the body. The gold-filled clip, lever, and band are in great condition with no brassing. The 14kt. Eversharp Signature nib is a great nib. It’s a very fine XXF. Perhaps even a XXXF. It’s somewhere between 0.1 and 0.2mm. Normal writing has a bit of a scratch as would be expected from so fine a nib. The flex goes up to 1.3mm (BB). I’ve graded this a “good flex” because the flex range isn’t huge, but the extreme fineness of this nib makes this flex have a “super flex” like quality. Kashmir Dorics are hard to come by in such beautiful condition, and if you enjoy XXF nibs this is for you.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp “Signature”, XXF to BB (0.1mm-1.3mm),  GOOD 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

Moore B-2 Ring Top Eyedropper – Super Flex (SOLD)

Moore B-2 Ring Top Eyedropper – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a small Moore B-2 ring top eyedroppper in BCHR. The BCHR has faded in color some to a very dark brownish black. The chasing is quite good still and the imprints are pretty crisp. The gold filled ring top cap is in good condition with light scratching but no brassing. The 14kt. Moore #2 is a superb XF. It’s wet and beautifully smooth. A fantastic normal writer. Additionally, it has some great flex going from 0.3mm (XF) to 1.7mm (BBB). The flex comes quite easily and responsiveness is good. Overall, a nice portable vintage pen with both great normal writing and flex writing abilities.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Moore #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  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 and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Mabie Todd Swan Gold-Filled Ring Top Eyedropper – Oblique Italic / Super Flex (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan Gold-Filled Ring Top Eyedropper – Oblique Italic / Super Flex   (On Ebay)

This is a very interesting made in New York Mabie Todd Swan. It’s gold-filled ring top that is also an eyedropper. It has some light scratching on the body but no brassing. There are also a few tiny dings. On the barrel and on the cap there are some very small imprints of symbols that I do not recognize and are not very noticeable. The 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2 is an unique Fine Oblique Italic (0.5mm). The oblique angle is pretty significant. That makes italic writing easier, but that also means it has a learning curve in using it. It is plenty wet and can be smooth if you hold at the right angle. The flex comes quite easy and ranges up to BB (1.5mm). The oblique italic tip enhances the already snappy flex and makes for a very unique writing experience. I quite enjoyed using it. You must learn to use it at the right angle or you’ll get railroading. Overall, it’s a great, and unique Swan.

SIZE: 3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan #2, Fine Oblique Italic to BB (0.5mm-1.5mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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