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

Mabie Todd Swan Self Filler – Super Flex (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan Self Filler – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Mabie Todd Swan Self Filler. The body has some light teeth marks on both ends of the pen. The gold-filled clip and band are in good condition without brassing. The lever has some light pitting throughout. The 14kt. Swan #2 nib is a wet F (0.4mm) that is quite smooth. The flex range is huge going from F (0.4mm) to BBBB (2.0mm). Responsiveness is decent. Not amazing but good enough to do some nice flex work. Ink flow is great and has not trouble keeping up.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan #2, F to BBBB (0.4mm-2.0mm)  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
  • Trim buffed and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl Gold-Filled Pen #3 – Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Gold-Filled Pen #3 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a lovely Wahl Gold-Filled pen (not a ring top as stated in the sample). These Wahls come in various sizes. This is a middling size with a #3 nib and comes with a clip as opposed to a ring top. The body is in excellent condition with no dings that I could find nor any personalizations. There is only a touch of brassing on the end of the barrel due to posting the cap. Any other wear is very minor. It still looks beautiful. The #3 Wahl nib is a smooth XF (0.3mm) that has good flow but isn’t overly wet. The range of flex on this nib is impressive going from XF (0.3mm) to BBB+ (1.8mm). Ease of flex is a bit on the stiffer side as is typical for Wahl and Eversharp nibs, due to their generally thicker build than some of their contemporaries. It’s a durable high quality vintage Wahl with a great nib.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #3, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished with jeweler’s cloth.
  • 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

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Good Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a beautiful Skyline with a gold-filled cap and gold-filled derby to match. The pen is in very nice condition overall. The navy blue body has only minor surface scratching and has buffed shiny and smooth. The lever has a bit of wear and some gold loss on it’s peak due to posting the cap. The cap does have some minor scratching on the derby, and some very small dings here and there, but it is void of any brassing. The Eversharp 14kt. is a wet and buttery smooth F. It’s a glorious writer and well living up to the famed quality of vintage Eversharp nibs. It’s flex is good but not a “super flex.” It ranges from F (0.4mm) to BB (1.6mm). The flow is good and keeps up well. Responsiveness is decent. It just lacks the ease of flex to grade in the “super” category. Still, this is a beautiful Skyline that is a superb writer and offers some decent flex.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BB (0.4mm-1.6mm) 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