Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle (Artist Nib) – (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle (Artist Nib)

Here is a clip less (no original clip)made in Canada Waterman 52 with gold filled bands and lever in BCHR. The hard rubber on this pen has browned to a dark brown on the barrel. More of a blackish brown still on the cap. The chasing on the barrel is almost completely worn away. There is still some texture left on the cap. The gold-filled trim is in decent shape. The bands looks pretty good with only minor scratching. They also have the “FDW” markings as well as “9-375” showing that they are factory bands. The lever obviously has some scrapes. The imprints are mostly worn off and are just slightly visible. But this pen is all about the nib, and what a nib it is. This is an XXXF (0.1mm) to BBB (1.6mm) flex nib. The single most sought after style of flex nib there is. Waterman did make an “Artist Nib,” and while they didn’t mark them and I cannot say for sure that is what this is, for all intents and purposes that is how it performs. This 14kt. Waterman #2 is an ultra fine 0.1mm nib. Writing normally it is actually pretty smooth. You could easily use this as an every day writer should you like such a fine nib. And the flex on this nib is superb. This isn’t a paintbrush wet noodle. The quality of this nib is in the precision of the flex. It has great flow and that flow is coupled with fantastic snapback and responsiveness. It is approaching a dip nib kind of feel. I’m decent with a flex nib, but I’m only scratching the surface of what this nib is capable of. This is the nib you’ve been looking for, but I’m happy to keep it with me in the meantime. 

SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XXXF to BBBB+ (0.1mm-1.6mm)  WET NOODLE (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, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex

Here is a gorgeous Skyline in my personal favorite color scheme: navy with green pinstripe cap. The pen is in very good condition overall. There is very minor surface scratching from normal use, but I buffed out most of those. There is some plate loss on the clip, band, and lever (see pics), but you have to look for it. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a typical wet and smooth Skyline Fine. Eversharp made such fantastic writing nibs, and this is no exception. I love the flex action on this nib. It’s not the widest, and the wetness makes it less snappy than some, but the action is just so smooth. It makes flexing a joy. The range of is from F (0.5mm) to BBB (1.6mm). It is reasonably snappy, and the flow has no issues keeping up. If you’re looking for a Skyline, it doesn’t get much better than this. 

On EBAY!

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Eversharp F to BBB (0.5mm-1.6mm), SUPER FLEX

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
  • Sac replaced
  • Trim and body cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Omas 555 S – Good Flex (Near Mint)

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Omas 555 S – Good Flex ON EBAY!

This is a late 80s Omas 555 S complete with original box and warranty book. The pen looks to have hardly been used. There is little to no signs of wear, scratching, plate loss, in short it is in near mint condition. Omas is well known for its quality and this pen is no exception. Omas is also well known for having fairly stiff pistons, and this pen is no exception. So I greased up the piston to make it nice and smooth. The 14kt. nib is what you would expect of an Omas Fine, wet and beatifully smooth. The flex on this nib comes quite easily and ranges from 0.4mm (F) to BB (1.5mm). It isn’t quite responsive enough to be graded “super flex,” but there is something about the smooth action of this nib that makes flexing with it pure pleasure. This would be a great all around pen. Great at everyday writing with some lovely, pleasurable flex.

ON EBAY!

SIZE: 5″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Omas, F to BB (0.4mm-1.5mm)  Good Flex (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Piston

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
  • Piston greased for smooth action
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 12PSF – Wet Noodle (Italic) (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 PSF – Wet Noodle (Italic)

Here is a clip less (no original clip) Waterman 12 PSF. These are the predecessor to the 52 and identical to it (so ignore the mistaken identity in the pic…sorry!). This one comes in black chased hard rubber. The chasing on this nib is still decent. The texture on the barrel has smoothed out but it is still visible. The cap chasing is still quite crisp. The imprints are all quite good. The nickel-filled lever is also in pretty good condition with only light wear from use. But who are we kidding, this pen is all about the nib. And the nib! It is a 14kt. Waterman #2 italic. This nib is more crisp than a typical stub. Perhaps, you can call it a cursive italic. The vertical stroke is around 0.5mm, so getting this kind of line variation in such a fine nib is just spectacular. If you’ve never used a stub or italic, this is probably not for you. The flex on this nib is wet, easy and huge ranging all the way to 2.1mm! An italic wet noodle is makes for some superb, crisp flex work. It’s also a very rare combo. This one likely won’t last long. Just a fantastic vintage pen that will spoil you forever.

SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, Fine Italic to BBBB+ (0.5mm-2.1mm)  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
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Conklin Crescent 25P – Wet Noodle

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Conklin Crescent 25P – Wet Noodle

Here is a beautiful little Conklin Crescent model 25P. The hard rubber is still pretty black with very little fading. There chasing on the body is fairly with little texture, though chasing is mostly visible. The imprints on the middle of the barrel are mostly readable but they do have some wear. The imprints on the end of the barrel are nice and crisp. There is one tiny spot on the very top of the crescent wear the gold-filling has worn off. Otherwise, both the crescent and cap band have no brassing. The band does show some light scratching from use.  The 14kt. Conklin #2 nib writes normally as a very wet medium (0.6mm). The nib is stub like with some line variation between vertical and horizontal strokes. The flex comes very easily. Not paintbrush easy, but quite little pressure. For the most part the feed keeps up, but it can railroad here and there. The flex ranges up to BBBB (1.9mm), which is pretty hugs as flex goes. A really great Conklin. 

See Price Here

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Conklin #2, M to BBBB (0.6mm-1.9mm), WET NOODLE

FILLING: Crescent filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex

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Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex

Here is a really nice vintage Conklin in a vest pen size. The pen is very similar to the Endura of the same size, but it is not marked Endura. It is in really great shape. The black hard rubber has almost no fading. The pin stripe chasing is still crisp as are the imprints. There is some small scratches here and there on the hard rubber body but they are very light and not very noticeable. The gold-filled trim also looks great. The made in Toledo Conklin #2 nib is a quality 14kt. gold beauty. It writes normally as a an XF. The flow keeps up perfectly but it is not the very wet flow typical of this era. It is smooth, not buttery, but smooth. It flexes nicely up to BBB (1.7mm) and has good responsiveness. Overall, a great little vintage pen.   

Here is a really nice vintage Conklin in a vest pen size. The pen is very similar to the Endura of the same size, but it is not marked Endura. It is in really great shape. The black hard rubber has almost no fading. The pin stripe chasing is still crisp as are the imprints. There is some small scratches here and there on the hard rubber body but they are very light and not very noticeable. The gold-filled trim also looks great. The made in Toledo Conklin #2 nib is a quality 14kt. gold beauty. It writes normally as a an XF. The flow keeps up perfectly but it is not the very wet flow typical of this era. It is smooth, not buttery, but smooth. It flexes nicely up to BBB (1.7mm) and has good responsiveness. Overall, a great little vintage pen.   

ON EBAY!

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Conklin #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX

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
  • Sac replaced
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 12PSF – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 PSF – Super Flex

Here is a clip less (no original clip) Waterman 12 PSF. These are the predecessor to the 52 and identical to it (so ignore the mistaken identity in the pic). This one comes in smooth black hard rubber. The hard rubber has browned a bit into a dark, blackish brown. The imprints on the side are worn and only partially readable. The “12 PSF” on the end of the barrel is still crisp and with the original red paint. The nickel filled lever is in good condition without little worn off, though it is a bit matted from its original shine due to micro abrasions. The 14 kt. Waterman #2 is a lovely nib. It writes normally as a wet and smooth XF (0.3mm). The flex on this nib comes quite easily and ranges up to 1.5mm. The responsiveness on this nib is what makes the flex really sing. That snap back makes for superb flex action. 

ON EBAY!

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.2mm-1.5mm)  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 and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Conklin Crescent 3NL – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Conklin Crescent 3NL – Super Flex

Here is a beautiful Conklin Crescent model 3NL. The hard rubber is still pretty black with very little fading. There chasing on the body is a little worn and still has texture, but the chasing on the body is quite worn at the top of the cap. The imprints still look pretty good, but have lost some definition in the center of the imprint. The gold-filled trim has some wear (a bit on the edges of the clip, a little on the top of the crescent, and some scratches on the band), but overall they still look very fine. Certainly far better than a hundred pen has any business to look. The 14kt. Conklin #3 nib writes normally as a smooth XF. Smooth but not overly wet. The flex comes quite easily ranging up to BBB (1.6mm). Responsiveness is also very nice.

SOLD

SIZE:  5 7/16″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Conklin #3, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.6mm), SUPER FLEX

FILLING: Crescent filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

Mabie Todd S.F. – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd S.F. – Super Flex

Here is a very nice made in New York Mabie Todd Swan Self-filler (lever filler). The body is black chased hard rubber (BCHR) which is still quite dark with only a little fading. The chasing also looks very good, as do the imprints. The nickel-filled clip and lever have a little bit of wear on them, the ball of the clip especially, but overall they are still in a nice condition. The 14kt. Swan nib is a beauty. It presents a very smooth, soft and decently wet writing experience even though it’s an XF (0.3mm). The flex in this nib comes quite easy, though not quite at a wet noodle level, and ranges up to BBB+ (1.8mm). The responsiveness of the flex excellent rivaling or superior to many wet noodles. Overall, this is everything we love about vintages pens giving both a wonderful writing experience and the ability to switch into some fine flex work.

SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan, 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 and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Sac replaced
  • Trim buffed and polished
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

Waterman 52V – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 52V – Super Flex

Here is the classic Waterman 52V in BCHR. The 52V has the bulk of a 52 in a shorter, more portable design. This pen is really meant to be posted (cap on the end of the barrel) when writing, which gives it the feel and balance of the 52. The BCHR is faded some to a dark brown Chasing is little a worn but still has some texture. More texture on the barrel than the cap. The cap does not and never had an original clip or ring top. The nickel filled lever is in good condition with no brassing. Imprints are a little worn but readable. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a lovely, smooth writing F (0.4mm). Just a tab stubbish. The flex comes quite easily ranging up to BBB (1.6mm). The responsiveness is decent but nothing revolutionary. It’s a good, solid flex nib. Flow has no issues keeping up. Overall, a great Waterman.

SOLD

SIZE:  3 3/8 Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-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

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