Waterman 52 Wood Grain – Wet Noodle

Waterman 52 Wood Grain – Wet Noodle (On Ebay)

Here is a lovely Waterman 52 in wood grain / red mottled hard rubber. There is some mild fading,  bu the color is still quite good. It’s just dulled a slight bit. Imprints are good, slight bit of wear, but easily readable except for the “Waterman”, etc. imprint on the end of the barrel (not the “52”), which has some wear from posting. That imprint is generally hard to see in rippled/mottled models even when in good condition. There is a little bit of brassing on the ball of the clip, but you can’t really see it. The lever has just a little brassing on the edge of the globe. Otherwise the gold-filled trim is in great shape. The 14kt Waterman #2 nib is a beauty. It writes as a soft and very wet F (0.4mm), but with just a little bit of pressure it flexes easily up to 1.9mm (BBB+). Ease of flex is probably closer to a high super flex than a paintbrush wet noodle, (I know it’s all subjective, but I’m trying.) but it’s still very soft. It has okay responsiveness. Not bad, not amazing, just good.  It’s a very nice writer normally. Overall, a beautiful, well-maintained, excellent in appearance, 52.

SIZE:  5 5/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.5mm-1.9mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Bands cleaned and polished
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex

Waterman 52 – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 52 in decent condition. Actually, the cap is in great condition, but the body has more definite signs of age and use. It’s a BCHR pen. The cap is a dark brown black and the body has turned to more a dark brown. Chasing is still visible with texture on the cap while it is mostly visible but without texture on the body. Imprints are faded and only partly readable. The “52” on the end of the barrel is no longer visible. The body is personalize with the name “Robert Desel.” Nickel-filled trim is in great condition with no brassing that i can see. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a nice writing ultra fine nib. It’s bordering between XXF and XF at 0.25mm. And it has decent flex. It ranges from 0.25mm to 1.7mm with very nice responsiveness. It is a bit on the stiff side of “super flex,” but such a fine nib with a good responsive action makes for some lovely flex work.

SIZE:  5 3/8 Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.25mm-1.6mm), 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 Skyline – Good/Super Flex

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

This is a gorgeous Skyline in burgundy with a green and black pinstripe cape and a large gold-filled band. The pen is in great condition. The body shows very little wear. The gold-filled trim looks great. There is a little bit of plate loss on the crown of the lever. The band looks great. There is also a small, hardly noticeable, indent on the cap next to the clip, and probably made by the clip. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is such a beautiful writer. It’s a Fine (0.4mm) stub. It has a nice flow, it’s buttery smooth, and it has some definite character to it. A pure pleasure to write with. The nib also has some pretty nice flex ranging up BBB+ (1.8mm). It has decent responsiveness. I’ve rated it on the border between “good” and “super” flex mainly because it is a bit on the stiff side for “super flex.” Still this pen is a beauty and that nib is such a joy.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., Fine Stub to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) SUPER 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

Omas Extra Brevette 555 – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (Near Mint)

Omas Extra Brevette 555 – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (Near Mint) (See Price Here)

Here is a beautiful ladies size Omas Extra 555. It’s similar in shape to the Ogiva but smaller. The pen is in great condition with very little signs of use. The cap has no brassing or scrapes. The imprint still has the original paint in it. The black celluloid body is also glossy and nearly flawless. The original piston is smooth and draws up ink well. This 14kt. Omas Extra nib is amazing. It writes normally has an XXF (0.2mm) that is pretty smooth. A tiny bit of pressure and you can get a wetter and broader line if you wish. The flex on this nib is beautiful. It is ultra responsive and flex comes with ease. The range of flex is great going up to BBBB (1.9mm). It’s not quite a wet noodle in ease of flex, but all it’s other qualities are superior wet noodle qualities. If you are looking to do some nice precise flex work, such as calligraphy, this is a great pen. And if you just want a superb vintage Omas, then this is just about as good as it gets.

SIZE: 4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Omas Extra, XXF to BBBB (0.2mm-1.9mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Plunger Filler

CONDITION: Near Mint

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

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a fantastic Skyline in brown with large gold-filled cap band and gold-filled derby. The pen is in excellent condition. There are only micro scratches from normal use that has mostly buffed out. The gold-filled trim is in excellent condition with no brassing on the derby, clip, or band. There is just a tiny bit of plate loss on the edges of the lever, but you’d have to look close to even see it. The nib on this pen is a blast. It’s a smooth, lovely, soft writing wet XF (0.3mm). In addition to great normal writing, this nib has soft, fantastic flex going from XF to BBBB! (2.2mm). That’s a huge range. Responsiveness is also quite good. It’s not quite soft enough to be called a wet noodle, but it has many of the qualities of a wet noodle nib. Definitely a high caliber flex nib. And it’s a nice large, robust 14kt. Eversharp Skyline nib. All around fantastic pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BBBB (0.3mm-2.2mm) SUPER 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

Wahl-Eversharp Doric Kashmir (Signature Nib) – Medium Flex

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

Here is a beautiful Doric in the “Airliner” size. The Kashmir celluloid is in great condition with not crazing or color loss. The twelve facets are clearly defined. These Dorics have extra thick gold-filled trim, and the quality definitely shows. It all looks brand new with no brassing and with hardly any markings of any kind. The initials “C.E.A.” are inscribed in the clip.  The Kashmir celluloid is gorgeous and deep that shifts in appearance as the light shines on it from different angles. The 14kt. Eversharp “Signature” nib is a smooth, plenty wet XF/F (0.35mm). Wonderful normal writer. These Signature nibs are all over the place in their flex ability. This one is on the border between “Good” and “Medium” flex. It has good range going up to 1.6mmm, and decent responsiveness. Ease of flex is a little on the stiff side though. If you just use a hint of pressure it can function as a semi-flex with ease. But if you want anything more than that it takes a bit more pressure. Still is a stunner to look at, in phenomenal shape, a joy to write with, and, I mean, it’s a Doric. So you know it’s top notch.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp “Signature”, XF/F to BBB (0.35mm-1.6mm),  SUPER 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

Wahl Woodgrain Ring Top Vest Pen – Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Woodgrain Ring Top Vest Pen – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful Wahl in Woodgrain hard rubber. It’s a vest pen size with a ring top. The pen is in great condition as you can see from the pics. There is a bit of fading of the hard rubber but not a lot. The gold filled trim looks nice with very little wear and brassing. There is just a slight bit of brassing on the edges of the lever. The imprint on the cap is quite faded and barely readable, but these Wahl imprints were very light originally and frequently unreadable on hard rubber pens. The 14kt. Wahl #2 is lovely in every way. First, it is a smooth XF (0.3mm) that is just a joy to use. Added to that is the flex which comes easy and is fantastic. It ranges from XF (0.3mm) to BBB (1.6mm), but it’s the responsiveness that makes this nib top notch. As you can see from the writing samples, this nib snaps back with the best of them making crisp, calligraphic writing easy. As I said, it’s pure joy to use.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

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