Wet Noodles

 How To Buy

Typically, I sell my pens on Ebay, however, occasionally I acquire pens that are just too valuable to sell in that format. Some may eventually find their way to Ebay. Some will not. I do my best to come up with a fair price, but pricing vintage pens is very difficult. If you are interested in buying one of these pens simply email me at dannystr78@gmail.com. I will send you a Paypal invoice, at which time you have 2 days to pay. Shipping is $5.95 within the U.S. I charge my cost for international shipping, and I generally give the buyer his/ her choice of options. Pens will ship within 2 business days of payment. My normal refund policy applies. If you feel I have not described the pen well or are unhappy with my restoration work, you may return for full refund. Buyer pays return shipping.

 

Wahl-Eversharp Doric Pen & Pencil – Wet Noodle

Wahl-Eversharp Doric Pen & Pencil Combo – Wet Noodle 

Here is a set of full-size Wahl-Eversharp Doric pen and pencil in black celluloid. This is a first generation lever filler pen. The bodies both look very nice with only very light scratching. I’ve buffed and polished these to remove most of that. The gold-filled trim is in superb condition with no brassing and even very little signs of use. The pencil has the thinner band without the diamonds and has “R.R.G.” inscribed in the clip, and so this is likely not the original pencil that was combined with the pen. But I bought the set together, so I sell them together. The 14kt. Eversharp #2 “Flexible” nib is indeed very flexible. This is a soft, near paintbrush flex nib. It writes normally as a wet and smooth XF (0.3mm) but takes a light hand because it flexes with ease up to 1.7mm. After flexing for awhile you will get the occasional railroad, but it picks right back up. It’s a beautiful pen with a gorgeous, wet “Flexible” nib. PRICE: $349

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Wahl-Eversharp #2 Flexible, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  WET NOODLE  (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

 

 

 

 

Waterman 52 Red Ripple (Near Mint) – Super Flex

 

Waterman Red Ripple 52 (Near Mint) – Super Flex

Here is a gorgeous Waterman Red Ripple that looks to have some after market additions (probably from the French market though it was made in the USA). There red ripple is beautiful with a lovely shine and almost no fading. There is a little scuffing and brassing on the top of the lever otherwise this pen is wonderful condition. The imprints all looks very good and crisp. The rest of the trim shows no signs of brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a wonderful, soft writing XF that is smooth and feels elegant when writing. It has some good flex that goes from XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm). It is on the stiffer side of super flex nibs, but it superbly responsive making detailed flex quite easy accomplish. Overall, clearly a fabulous pen.

PRICE: $399

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm),  Super Flex (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

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
  • Trim polished
  • New Ink Sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Moore Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle



Moore Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle

Here is a pretty little gold filled ring top by Moore. I like Moore’s ring tops as they have a good quality feel to them. There is no brassing that I could find on this pen. There is one ding on the body, but other than that the pen seems pretty clean other than the usual light scratching that comes with normal use. The initials “F.W.” are inscribed in the side of the cap. The 14kt #2 Moore nib is a very wet writing F that is smooth and soft, and it is has some fantastic flex. It ranges from 0.5mm (F) to a large 2.1mm (BBB+). It is very soft and smooth and fairly responsive for how wet it is. A great, durable and portable noodle.

PRICE: $299

SIZE:  4″ Capped

NIB:  Moore #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

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
  • Pen body buffed and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

 

Waterman 12 Sleeve Filler (Rare) – Wet Noodle


Waterman 12 S.F. – Wet Noodle

This is a Canadian made Waterman 12 Sleeve Filler with a truly fabulous nib. The hard rubber on this pen is smooth with no original chasing and it has faded some to a dark brown. The imprints on this one are quite nice, crisp, and easily readable. It has patent date of 1909. The slip cap does have a small chip out of the lip. The nickel filled clip-cap clip is still in great shape with very little wear for it’s age. The internal filler bar has some rust spots, but they are only surface and pretty common on these pens. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a super soft wet noodle nib. The pen writes normally as a very wet F (0.4mm) that is silky smooth. The tipping was just redone by Greg Minuskin, so it’s as good as the day it was made. The nib has pretty decent responsiveness for how soft it is. The flex ranges up with ease to 1.8mm (BBB). These sleeve fillers are pretty hard to come by and this nib is a real joy to use. PRICE: $469

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB:  Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Sleeve Filler

CONDITION: Good

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

 

 

Onoto Plunger Filler – Wet Noodle

Onoto Plunger Filler – Wet Noodle

Here is a Thomas De La Rue “Onoto” plunger filler. Onoto/ T.D.L.R. is a British pen company that went very early to a plunging mechanism to fill their pens. This Onoto is BCHR pen with the the hard rubber faded to a dark brown. The chasing has been worn almost off, but the imprints are still very crisp. The plunging mechanism has been restored and works well. The 14kt. Onoto nib is covered by an over/ under feed. The nib is a beauty. It is a smooth writing F/XF that writes like a stub. When flexed ink gushes out of this pen, but when not flexed the flow is good but not copious. The flex has a large range going from 0.3mm to 1.9mm (XF-BBB) and is very soft and smooth. These Onotos have an unique attribute. When flexing the ink will eventually start running dry. Then you must unscrew the blind cap and the flow will return, and as I said it will be abundant. PRICE: $319

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB:  14kt. Onoto, F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Plunger

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

 

 

SOLD PENS

Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Waterman 52V Red Ripple  – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Here is a Waterman 52 in black hard rubber with beautiful gold filled trim. The body is pretty black. The chasing is faded a bit, so I’m guessing someone went through the process of buffing off the oxidized layer of hard rubber on the surface to reveal the black hard rubber underneath. The gold filled trim looks great with no signs of brassing except for the very front tip of the clip’s ball. The bands appear to be after market additions and have what I believe are the artists imprints on them. The front band also has the initials “W.L.” inscribed. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is really interesting. It appears that this nib sustained some damage at some point to the very tip (probably was dropped on the tip). It has been realigned, but the tip is still slightly creased. It does not affect the performance of the nib in the slightest, but is a cosmetic blemish. The nib performs as a ultra soft wet noodle nib with fantastic, near dip nib responsiveness. It writes as a lovely XF (0.3mm), but very little pressure is needed to get line variation. This would be a perfect nib for calligraphic writing such as copperplate.

PRICE: SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  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 polished
  • New Ink Sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

 

 

 

Mabie Todd Swan Chatelaine with Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan Chatelaine – Wet Noodle

Here is made in New York Mabie Todd & Bard Swan eyedropper with over/under feed. The pen is in overall very good condition. The black hard rubber has faded to a dark brown. The chasing is worn but visible. Not a lot of texture left to it. The imprints are still readable though worn. The beautiful repousse work, gold-filled band and chain are all in very nice condition with no brassing that I can see. There are some scratches on the section from putting the cap on and off. The 14kt. Swan nib is a soft, near paintbrush wet noodle. It writes normally as a smooth and wet F (0.5mm) and flexes with ease up to 2.3mm (BBB+). And it just pours on the ink when flexing. It’s definitely a WET noodle. No railroads here. You can see some of the ridiculous amounts of sheen you will get with this pen. Unfortunately that wetness does reduce some of the responsiveness, but it sure is fun.

PRICE: SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Swan, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.3mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

 

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – Super Flex/ WET NOODLE (SOLD)

Waterman 52V Red Ripple  – Super Flex/ Wet Noodle

This is a beautiful Waterman 52V in red ripple hard rubber that is in fantastic condition. There is just a slight bit of fading on the hard rubber. The imprints are all in good, crisp, easy to read condition. The trim looks great with no signs of brassing. And to top it all off it has a great nib. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a smooth, wet writing, stubbish F. And it has great flex abilities. It ranges from 0.4mm to 1.8mm (BBB). It is snappy and responsive enough to use for detail flex work. The flex also comes easy. This one is on the border between “super flex” and “wet noodle.” This is a fantastic example of the beautiful Red Ripple pen.  SOLD

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  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 polished
  • New Ink Sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

 

Moore Vest Pen – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

Moore Vest Pen – Wet Noodle

Here is a Moore BCHR vest pen with a gold-filled overlay. The pen is in pretty good condition. The hard rubber has faded some to a dark grayish brown/ black. There are also small bite marks on the top of the cap and end of the barrel. The overlay is in pretty good condition. There is some light scratching from use, but no brassing. The clip and lever are in like condition: some scratching but no plate loss or brassing. The overlay also has the initials I.N.S. engraved in the side. The 14kt. Moore nib on this pen is absolutely superb. It is a soft XXF (0.2mm) that writes quite smoothly for such a fine nib. It’s flex range tops out at about 1.6mm (BB), but the responsiveness on this pen is truly superb. It has a near dip nib responsive quality that is very rare and hard to come by. Even the slightest line variations allow for crisp flex writing. Perfect for calligraphic writing such as copperplate. PRICE: SOLD

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB:  14kt. Moore, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.6mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen cleaned and thoroughly polished
  • 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

 

Waterman Eyedropper with Star Nib – Wet Noodle (SOLD)



Waterman Eyedropper with Star Nib – Wet Noodle

Here is a rare find. In the writing sample I call this a Waterman 12 but in reality this is the pre-12. This pen actually predates the numbering system Waterman adopted in 1898. The only patent date on the pen is 1894. My guess is that the pen was made in 1897. Certainly no later. It is still in great shape. The only flaw is that the hard rubber has faded to a dark brown. Imprints all look great and are easily readable. Now this 14kt. Waterman #2 star nib is an absolute paintbrush. This nib was made to flex like always. It’s not easy to write normally with because slightest pressure brings the tines apart. This nib requires some skill to use and a very light hand. It can flex with ease up BBB (2.0mm), but I would keep it under that most of the time. It’s a nib that would be easy to over flex. It writes “normally” as a very wet F (0.4mm), but that is with zero pressure on the nib. This is a real rare find. A likely 120 year old Waterman eyedropper with an ultra soft wet noodle Waterman Star nib. PRICE: SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB:  Waterman #2 Star, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

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

 

 

Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper– Wet Noodle 

Not all vintage pens need to have a well-known maker to be fine pens. This is an excellent, unbranded eyedropper with intricate repousse exterior. This pen was likely made sometime between the 1890s and 1910s. It is very similar to an Aiken Lambert or John Hollad pen of the same era.  The pen is in near mint condition. It’s hard to believe that a hundred plus year old pen could look this nice. The black hard rubber is still jet black, shiny and smooth. There is no brassing on the pen. Indeed the only fault I can find is a small ding in the barrel where in area blanked for personalization (of which this pen has none.) And the Warranted 14kt. nib on this pen is superb. It’s a wet F (0.4mm) that is a very soft wet noodle. The tipping is a bit low but still there. This nib is a near paintbrush. It writes more like a very soft and smooth Medium normally due to the fact that it is hard to write normally without flexing it a little bit. It flexes up 2.2mm and is quite responsive. This is a superb vintage pen. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Warranted #4 14kt., F to BBB (0.3mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restoration Work:

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

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Mabie Todd Swan Red Mottled – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan Red Mottled – Wet Noodle

This is a phenomenal made in England Mabie Todd self-filler. The red-mottled hard rubber is still in excellent condition minimal (if any) fading. The gold filled trim on this pen really sets it off as a high end luxury item, and it all looks great with no brassing. The imprints are all good and crisp. The pen is really in near mint condition. The best part is that the 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2 nib is a superlative writing and flexing nib. With normal writing it is wet, soft, and elegant XF. With just a touch of pressure this nib will flex up to BBB (1.8mm). It has a near paintbrush softness to it and yet still remains springy and quite responsive. And it just feels great when you are flexing with it. Elegant is the word that keeps coming to mind. It just looks and feels like quality in every way.

PRICE: SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB:  Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

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

 

 

 

Minerva by Omas Pen Set – WET NOODLE/ SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Minerva by Omas Pen Set – Wet Noodle/ Super Flex 

Miverva was a sub brand of Omas. The Minerva pens were made with the same quality as that of the main brand of Omas itself. Here we have an amazing set of Minerva lever filling made of black celluloid probably produced in the 30s. Both pens have some light scratching throughout the bodies. The gold filled trim looks pretty good with very little brassing. There is a small nick in the lever of the larger pen. The clip on the smaller pen is loose but still fastened to the cap. The faux alligator leather case is in decent condition. It still clicks shut well, but there is some wear on the top of the case. The nibs, specs, and pictures I will deal with separately. SOLD!!

Large Pen

The 14kt. Minerva nib is a beautiful wet writing F that is soft and springy. Unfortunately, some goober at some point attempted to remove the nib improperly and put a little bit of bend in the back side of the nib (see pic). It does not at all affect the functionality of the pen. It’s just a cosmetic imperfection. It has excellent, juicy flex that goes up to 1.8mm (BBB). It’s not quite a wet noodle, but it is getting close. ON EBAY NOW

Small Pen

This Minerva nib is a beautiful XF with soft flex. It has a range of XF (0.3mm) to BB (1.6mm). It is fabulously responsive. It is not a paint brush wet noodle, but it is quite soft and the quality and crispness of the flex is very high and thus wet noodle grade. SOLD!!

SIZE: (LARGE) 5 1/8″ Capped; (SMALL)

NIB: (LARGE) Miverva 585, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm)  SUPER FLEX;

           (SMALL) Minerva 585, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm) WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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LARGE PEN

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SMALL PEN

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PRICE: $499 for both. Will sell individually for $289/ each.

Mabie Todd Swan with Over/ Under Feed – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan- Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd “Swan” 1500 eyedropper with an over/under feed. The black hard rubber has now turned brown. The imprints are worn a bit but they are certainly readable. All chasing on the pen has been worn smooth. The beauty of this pen is in the nib. This is a very wet writing pen as is typical for these Mabie Todd eyedroppers. The 14kt. Swan nib writes normally as a smooth and wet F but it has a nice soft flex up to 1.9mm. And the ink just pours from this nib once you start flexing. It’s a great pen for producing sheen if you are into that. I would say that this is on the lower side of the wet noodle grade. It’s not quite a paint brush, but it takes very little pressure to make the tines start spreading. These over/ under feed eyedroppers are much sought after. This one shows some age, but it’s still a great pen.  SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm) WET NOODLE (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

 

Waterman 52 Red Ripple with Nickel Trim –  SUPER FLEX/ WET NOODLE (SOLD)

Waterman 52 Red Ripple w/ Nickel Trim – Super Flex/ Wet Noodle 

Here is a full sized Waterman 52 in Red Ripple hard rubber. This 52 was made in Canada but likely intended for the European market as it has nickel rather than gold-filled trim. It is also unusual as it does not have the typical band on the cap lip. The pen is in superb condition. There is just a whisper of fading of the hard rubber. Only by looking under the cap can you see just a tiny bit of fading. The nickel plated clip and lever are in great condition. There is just a tiny bit of scuffing on one edge of the clip. Imprints are very good and easy to read. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is wonderful. It’s a stubbish XF (0.3mm) with medium flow that writes smooth and with a touch of line variation. The nib has some very nice flex that comes easily. Ease of flex I would grade as wet noodle or near wet noodle. Responsiveness is also quite good. The flex range is from 0.3mm to 1.6mm. Overall, this is one outstanding pen. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm),  Super Flex/ Wet Noodle  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 52V Olive Ripple Pen and Pencil Combo –  SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

Waterman 52V Olive Ripple Pen & Pencil Combo – SUPER FLEX

Here is a Waterman 52V Olive Ripple with matching Pencil. The Olive Ripple is one of the most difficult Ripples to come by and very collectable. The pair are in excellent condition with very little fading. The gold-filled trim is in excellent condition with no brassing. There is a slight scratch across the top of the lever, but that is about it. Imprints are good and readable. The matching pencil is not restored. I merely cleaned it up. I assume it’s functional but I haven’t tested it. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is a nice XF point that writes smooth with a slightly stubbish feel. This nib has the circle rather than the heart air hole, and it has some scuffing on top of it wearing down the nib imprints some. The flex on this pen is quite soft and flexes quite easily up to 1.6mm. The nib is a bit finicky about the angle you hold the nib to paper. The feed keeps up well, but if you get off the right angle you can get some railroading. SOLD

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (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 ultra sonically cleaned adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex

This is a standard size Wahl-Eversharp Skyline in solid black. The gold-filled trim in in good condition with just a little bit of plate loss on the middle part of the lever. There is some light scratching throughout as is typical with these pens and most noticeable in the black models, but it is all very light and much has buffed out nicely. The cap has worn some rings on the barrel when it is screwed on an off. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a wet writing F that really feels like a medium due to it’s wetness. It is smooth and juicy and flexes with ease up to 1.9mm. This is one of the softer flexing Skyline nibs I have used. They are generally a bit stiffer, but this one is nearing wet noodle status. The feed has no issues keeping up with flex work and dumps the ink on the page when flexing. You’ll get a lot of sheen with this pen. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm) 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 BCHR Ring Top –  SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Wahl BCHR Ring Top – Super Flex 

Here is a Wahl Vest size pen (4 1/2″ capped) in BCHR. It is in very good condition. The black hard rubber is still, well, black. The chasing is excellent and the imprint on the top of the cap is still readable. The gold filled trim looks very good. There is a tiny bit of brassing on the edges of the bands, but I could only see with magnification. The pen is engraved “A. McGhee,” who a famous artist. Kidding. I have no idea this person is, but I’m sure he/she was/is very special to someone. A. Mchee did have teeth and left some bite marks on the section (see pic), but there aren’t really any marks anywhere else. The 14kt. Wahl #2 nib is a very nice, wet, and smooth writing F (0.4mm). It is a tad oblique (see pic). Flex is quite easy and the range is up to 1.7mm. It has pretty good responsiveness and the feed is plenty wet to keep up. This is very nice little Wahl pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, F to BB (0.4mm-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

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Waterman 52V –  SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52V – SUPER FLEX 

Here a nice Waterman 52V in BCHR. This is one of my favorite sized Watermans. It has the bulk of the 52 and feels like one when posted, but is also compact and portable. The black hard rubber on this pen has turned to a very dark, grayish brown. Chasing is a little worn but still has decent texture. The imprints are very crisp. This pen had no original ring top or clip. The nickel lever looks great with no brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a great nib. It writes as a wet, smooth and springy XF. Very smooth for such a fine nib. It has soft, responsive flex up to 1.8mm. A very quality flex nib.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F 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
  • Trim polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Aikin Lambert Eyedropper – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Aikin Lambert Eyedropper – Wet Noodle

Aikin Lambert was a quality pen maker that was eventually bought out by Waterman. This pen, however, would far predate that buyout. This is an early 1900s eyedropper in BCHR. The pen is in fair condition with a couple of exceptions. The BCHR is in pretty good condition. It is still pretty black, though the cap is faded more to a darker brown. The chasing and imprints are still very crisp. The cap fits snuggly on the pen, but I am pretty sure it is no original to the pen. Still it works just like the original would have. Also the gold filled repousse band on the back end of the barrel is split though it feels firmly secured to the barrel. There is little to no brassing on either band. This pen is equipped with a fairly rare Aikin Lambert hopeless nib with the air hole located in the feed. This nib is a very soft, paint brush wet noodle. It’s range may not be huge, but it takes almost no pressure to get the nib to flex. Due to this softness and, for me at least, how thin the section feels in my hands, it is a bit more difficult to control. Probably not the best nib for a beginner. It writes normally as a very wet XF and flexes to 1.6mm. A great example of a very old well made eyedropper. SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Aikin Lambert 14kt., XF-BB (0.3mm-1.6mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 0504 Eyedropper – Wet Noodle (Rare) (SOLD)

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Waterman 0504 Eyedropper – Wet Noodle 

Here is an example of the some the superb quality that Waterman could produce. This is a rare 0504 with gold filled repousse gold-filled overlay. There is little to no brassing on the pen. No dings. By the breather hole in the cap there is a spot where the overlay was chipped, but that is the only defect I could really find. The “0504” on the back of the barrel is still readable though worn some. Cap holds tight. The black hard rubber section and end are still very black. It has the initials “W.A.B.” in a lovely script engraved on its side. The 14kt. Waterman #4 is just a delight to use. It’s not a paintbrush flex nib, but it is so responsive and soft that it really makes flex writing easy. It’s almost dip nib like. Just look how precise the flex can be even within a 5mm square. It writes decently smooth for how fine it is (XXF) and takes just a little bit of pressure to get a larger line. If you are looking for huge flex, this probably isn’t your pen. But if you are looking for quality, crisp flex, this is a great pen. Plus, as a rare, top of the line Waterman of its day, it is highly collectable. SOLD

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4., XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.6mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

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Mabie Todd Swan with Over/ Under Feed – SUPER FLEX/WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan with Over/Under Feed – Super Flex/ Wet Noodle 

Here is a made in New York Mabie Todd “Swan” 1500 eyedropper dating it to pre-1915 when the company moved entirely to England. The pen is in pretty good condition. Normally, I never buff BCHR; however, rules are made to be broken, no? This pen was such a hideous form of light green brown due to moisture exposure that I buffed it down to a dark gray-brown color. The chasing is worn but still visible though having little texture. All imprints are easily readable. The over/under feed is in good condition as well. The 14kt. Mabie Todd Swan #2 nib is a lovely writing F (0.4mm). It is very wet as many of these over/under feed pens are. It has a nice soft flex. Not quite a paint brush and I would say really on the border between super flex and wet noodle. The tip of the nib at first looks to have a bend at its tip. That however is not the case. There is a depression there, but it is part of the grind of the nib. I am not sure whether that grind was original or whether it was later added by a nibmeister, nor am I sure what the purpose of such a grind would be. Nevertheless, it does not have any effect on the nib performance. A fine example of an early New York made Swan. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) WET NOODLE (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

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Wirt Red Mottled Eyedropper – Wet Noodle (Near Mint Condition) SOLD

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Wirt Red Mottled Eyedropper – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Here is a gorgeous near mint condition Paul E. Wirt red mottled eyedropper pen. The pen looks and feels brand new. The only flaw in appearance is that the section where the slip cap rubs (as it should to keep the friction holding the cap on) is a bit less polished looking. But honestly if the rest of the pen didn’t look so good, it would just look normal. Just fantastic condition. Imprints are good and crisp. The section is ribbed for a good grip. The pen was made sometime in the early 1900s (it has a pat. date of 1904). Unfortunately, the pen does not have the famous unvented Wirt nib. Rather, it has a lovely Warranted 14kt. nib that writes as a smooth XXF with a very easy flex up to 1.7mm. If you want monster flex, this isn’t your pen. But if you want nice, easy flex capable of flex even on a very small detailed level, this is a great pen for it. It’s a fantastic piece of history in great condition. SOLD

SIZE:  5 7/16″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt., XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.7mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Purchased the pen  restored
  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) 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

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Vintage Eyedropper with Overlay – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Vintage Eyedropper with Gold Filled Overaly – Wet Noodle 

Here is a well made unbranded vintage eyedropper with gold filled overlay. This pen is in good condition. The black hard rubber is now a very dark blackish brown. The gold filled overlay has little to no brassing that I can see. It is personalized with what I think says “Dr. Malvine Judell.” The Warranted 14kt. nib is a very soft wet noodle. This one feels like a paintbrush. The nib does appear to have sustained some slight damage at some point in its life as you can see in the pic. A slight crease in the end of the tines. It does not affect the writing quality of the nib however. The tipping is thin but present. It writes a very smooth F line. It is such a soft nib that it takes a very light hand not to get at least some flex. The feed is plenty wet and it has very good responsiveness. Lots of fun. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 54 (Factory Italic) – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 54 with Factory Italic –WET NOODLE  

Here is a Waterman 54 in BCHR. The black hard rubber has faded some to a dark grayish brown. The chasing has a little wear, but is still pretty crisp. The imprints are all crisp. The nickel plated trim has some light wear but no plate loss. The nib on this pen is just incredible. It’s a factory fine italic with a bit of an oblique that writes smooth and wet from a “normal” writing angle. The flex on this pen is a very soft, paintbrush level flex that goes from 0.6mm to 2.3mm with ease. The italic grind on this nib makes flex work have that much more character and offers a tremendous amount of potential. This is a rare nib to find. Wet noodle 54s are not easy to discover, but a wet noodle italic! I love these. As you can tell I’m kind of freaking out about it. If you love italics and you love flex, this may be your dream pen.  SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, Fine Italic to BBB (0.6mm-2.3mm),  Wet Noodle  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Mabie Todd Swan with Over/ Under feed – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan 1500 – Wet Noodle  

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan 1500 with a soft wet noodle nib with huge flex. This pen has pretty common wear for a BCHR pen. It has faded some to a dark brown. The chasing has worn some as well but does still have some texture. The imprints still look pretty good with just a bit of wear. The accommodation clip has significant wear as the photos show. The Mabie Todd 14kt. nib is a special nib. The flex is almost paintbrush soft and goes all the way to 2.5mm! It writes normally as XF/F. It writes smoothly normally but takes a light hand otherwise it will write more like a wet Fine. The feed is plenty wet to keep up with the monster flex. Great pen with a wet noodle nib of a quality that is hard to find.  SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, XF to BBB (0.35mm-2.5mm) WET NOODLE (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

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Unbranded Vintage Pen with Gold-Filled Overlay – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Unbranded Vintage Pen with Gold Filled Overaly – Wet Noodle 

Here is a well made unbranded vintage pen with a lovely gold-filled overlay. The pen is very similar in style to a Parker Lucky Curve button-filler. Not only is it also a button filler, but it has a very similar “Christmas tree” style feed. The pen is in near mint condition. The black hard rubber is shiny jet black with no signs of fading. The gold filled overlay has alternating sections of pinstripe and crosshatching. The pen has the look and feel of quality pens of its day. The Warranted 14kt. nib is a soft, paintbrush like wet noodle. It is difficult to judge the “normal” writing line width as the least pressure causes line variation, but I have graded it about a 0.3mm or XF. The nib is quite snappy and responsive for how soft it is allowing for not only ease of flex but also crisp quality of flex. Not all the great pens of the past were by the big names. Here is a prime example. SOLD 

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt., XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button-Filler

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • GF overlay buffed and polished
  • New pressure bar installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Mabie Todd Swan Gold-Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle 

Here is a lovely little made in New York Mabie Todd Swan gold filled ring top. The pen was made sometimes between 1906 when “Bard” was dropped from the Mabie Todd & Co. name and 1915 when all production was moved to the UK. It is in good condition overall. There is some slight brassing on the edges at the end of the barrel and there is some light scratching throughout the pen. Also there is a small ding just below the lever (see pics). Neverthless, the pen still looks good. There is a personalization that reads “Gustel.” The star of the pen is of course the 14kt. Mabie Todd nib. It is a wet noodle nib that is nearing paintbrush ease of flex. Normally it writes as a wet, soft fine that has a nice smooth sweet spot. The feed keeps up well with the flexing and even some of my inks that normally don’t flex well did good in this pen. It has a nice range from 0.4mm to 1.8mm and good responsiveness. If you are looking for an overall solid wet noodle pen that you can use with pretty much any ink, this is a great choice. (SOLD)

SIZE: 3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd & Co., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen mostly restored when I acquired it.
  • Did some nib adjustment and fine tuning
  • Cleaned and polished the pen
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Lucky Curve “Jack Knife Safety” Pen – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve “Jack Knife Safety” Pen – Wet Noodle 

Here is a BCHR Parker Lucky Curve in the Jack Knife Safety style. The BCHR has browned a bit and is a very dark brown color. The chasing has is worn though visible. Imprints are also worn though mostly readable. The nickel plated clip has some wear and tiny nicks on the edges. No real significant brassing though. The 14kt. Lucky Curve #2 nib is a very wet, slightly stubbish F. The flex comes very easy and you will definitely flex without trying to. It has great range going from 0.4mm to 2.2mm and is very responsive and snappy. It’s a hundred year old pen in good condition with a snappy wet noodle nib. SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, #2  F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button-Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Parker Duofold – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Parker Duofold – Wet Noodle 

This is a Canadian made Park Duofold in black celluloid. The pen looks very nice. There is some light scratching throughout as is to be expected. There are a few deeper scratches toward the back of the barrel, but even that isn’t terribly noticeable without look for it. The clip ring is a bit larger in diameter than the cap, and I believe it is not original. The clip sizing for this particular pen is not a typical standard size, and I was unable to locate the correct size. If you didn’t know, you’d just assume that was the way the pen was supposed to look. The only brassing I see is on the ball of the clip. The bands are in great condition. Imprints are still quite good. This Duofold is quite rare, however, in that it sports an ultra flexible wet noodle 14kt. Parker Duofold nib. Duofold nibs are generally very firm, but Parker did produce a very small number of these nibs. The flex on this is very easy, though not quite paintbrush easy. It flexes up to a whopping 2.5mm going from 0.4mm to 2.5mm (a 2.1mm range!). It writes smoothly as a very wet and smooth F (0.4mm). Overall a fantastic pen. SOLD

SIZE:  4 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Parker Duofold, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.5mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button-Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body buffed and polished
  • New pressure bar installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Mabie Todd & Bard Swan with Under/ Over Feed – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd & Bard Swan – Wet Noodle 

Here is a BCHR Mabie Todd & Bard “Swan” eyedropper in just amazing near mind condition. This is a pre-1907 pen (1907 being when Mabie Todd dropped the “& Bard”) and probably pre- 1900. Latest patent date is 1895. Despite it’s years, the hard rubber is still shiny jet black. The chasing is crisp and looking new, and the imprints look as good as the day it was bought new. This pen could hardly have ever been used. This eyedropper has the over/ under feed not uncommon among these very early Swan pens. The only flaw I can really find with this pen is that the cap is a bit loose and is not tight when posted. The 14kt. Mabie Todd nib is a soft, wet noodle nib. It’s not paintbrush soft, but it is still very easy to flex. The beauty of this Swan is that it doesn’t write like a firehose like most of these Swans do. It’s still wet, to be sure, but I would say it’s more of a 7 or 8 /10. And it has a great and smooth writing fine nib. I like it a lot as a writer.  The nib has good responsiveness when flexed. This is a Swan that is in very rare, near mint condition. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) 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

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Wet Noodle 

Here is a gorgeous Waterman 52 red ripple with nickel plated trim. This Waterman was produced for a European market. The nickel plated trim is unusual on a red ripple, but is much more commonly seen in Europe. The clip reads “Ideal. Paris.” It is in great shape with only minimal fading of the hard rubber. The clip and band do have a little bit of brassing, but they look pretty good. The brassing on the lever can only be seen with magnification and looks great. Imprints are all very readable. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib on this pen is extremely fine which is somewhere between XXF (0.2mm) and XXXF (0.1m) depending on the ink you use. It has an extremely responsive wet noodle flex up to 2.0mm (BBB). It is not paintbrush like, but it is very easy to flex and has extremely good snap back. Very near to dip nib type flex. This nib is capable of hairlines that quickly turn to swells with light pressure and then back quickly to hairlines when you release the pressure. SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-2.0mm),  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
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 12 Sleeve Filler (Rare) – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

 

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Waterman 12 Sleeve Filler – Wet Noodle 

Here is one of the most rare filling systems you will find on a Waterman. The pen has a sleeve hiding an opening in the barrel where there is a bar that you push to fill the pen. You simply slide the sleeve back, immerse the pen, and push the bar. These have a slip cap similar to a 12 eyedropper, but a bit longer. The BCHR is faded to a brown and the chasing is worn but not entirely without texture. The imprints are still pretty good and very readable. The squeeze bar has lots most of it’s original paint. The pen sports a very nice 14kt. Waterman #2 that writes superbly as an XF. Very smooth. It also has some great flex going from 0.3mm to 2.3mm. This is not a paintbrush wet noodle, and really is on the border between super flex and wet noodle as far as ease of flex is concerned. But the nib is very responsive and easy to control. A great and rare pen. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.3mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Sleeve Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Omas 555/S Brevetto – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

 

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Omas 555/S Brevetto – Wet Noodle 

Here is a beautiful little Omas with a fantastic nib. This is, I believe, a black celluloid Omas pen from the 1950’s. It is a piston-filler with gold-filled trim. It’s not a large pen measuring at 4 5/8″ capped, but it does have the Omas quality feel. I bought this pen fully functional, so other than a little polishing I have not done much to it. It appears to have been lightly used, and it does come in its original box with original paper. The pen has only very light surface scratches that are not noticeable unless you are looking for them. The gold-filled trim is in excellent condition. And the 14kt. Omas 585 “Extra” nib is a dream writer. It is a nice, soft, smooth writing XF, and it flexes with the slightest pressure. The flex is soft and smooth and quite responsive. The only “negative” I’ve noticed is that the nib does require you not rotate your hand (which is bad form and hard on nibs anyway) or it will railroad some. Also, some drier and thinner inks will railroad in this pen. The feed is good but it’s not going to perform like a vintage Waterman feed. The Pilot Iroshizuku Yu Yake worked fabulously, though. A great Omas.  SOLD

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Omas 585 Extra, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Piston-filler

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

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

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Mabie Todd “Swan” with Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd “Swan” – Wet Noodle 

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd “Swan” with an over/ under feed. The black chased hard rubber has faded to a dark brown and the chasing is pretty worn though lightly visible. The imprints are also worn, thought mostly readable. This is a thin pen similar thickness to a #2 pencil. The 14kt. Mabie Todd nib is a great wet noodle nib with near paintbrush ease of flex. This is an eyedropper pen, and being as thin as it is and having such a wet feed it is very important that you keep the barrel half full or so of ink. If less than that, the thin internal chamber will get warm and the warm air will push out the ink much faster resulting in gushing. But if you keep it half full, you should be good to go. The nib writes smooth and wet normally as a F (0.4mm) and flexes all the way up to 2.2mm. For how wet it is, it still maintains quite good responsiveness. Overall a great, hard to come by flex pen. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 52 with 18KR. Overlay – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 with 18KR Overlay – Wet Noodle 

This is an unique Waterman 52 with an 18kt. gold filled overlay. The overlay was done by the Italian Waterman importer Fratelli Cavaliere. So it is an American made Waterman with an Italian overlay for a European market. The pen is in overall great condition. The one rough spot is the lever box. The tab underneath the box (and that holds these in place) broke at some point and someone had the great idea (sarcasm) of trying to solder it to the pen. I’ve removed most of the solder, but the lever box does appear a little rough. I used an adhesive for box, which will last a good long time. There is only a tiny bit of brassing on the cap near the clip. The clip is loose but isn’t going anywhere. There are a couple of dings, but very few for a full overlay pen like this. The intricate design on the overlay is very nice and is real quality work. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a nice wet noodle nib. This isn’t a paintbrush, but it is very soft as well as responsive. It writes normally (or at least with very little pressure) as an XXF. Just a little bit more pressure and it is much wetter. More like a F. Normally writing is quite smooth for how fine the nib is. It flexes up to 2.0mm easily. A beautiful, unique wet noodle. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Body cleaned and polished
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

 

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Waterman 52 –WET NOODLE 

Here a great Waterman 52 wet noodle in BCHR. The pen is in good condition. The BCHR has faded some to a dark brown and does have some small spots here and there of lighter discoloration. The chasing is worn but still has some decent texture. The imprints are worn but readable. The inscription “Mrs. J.W. Rinker 1245 E. Oak Street” is imprinted in the side of the barrel above the Waterman imprint. The nickel plated lever is in great condition with little to no plate loss. There is and was no clip to this pen. The real story of this pen, though, comes with the nib, which is just phenomenal. The Waterman #2 is a paintbrush flex noodle with a huge range and good, springy, responsive action. I’ve listed it as an XXF, but it’s pretty hard to grade because it takes an extremely light hand to write without flexing. It goes up to 2.5mm easily. It is not an easy nib to control because of its extreme ease of flex. This is an extremely rare noodle nib of your dreams.  SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.3mm-2.5mm),  Wet Noodle  (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 cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Parker Lucky Curve Eyedropper #20 – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Eyedropper #20 – Wet Noodle

Here is a very old and difficult to obtain Parker Lucky Curve eyedropper (latest patent date is April 4, 1899).  The pen is in overall good condition. The black hard rubber is and always was smooth with no chasing. The hard rubber has faded some to a dark grayish brown. The imprints are still quite good. The pen still has the original Lucky Curve feed. The very early 14kt. Parker Lucky Curve nib is an almost paintbrush like wet noodle that has great responsiveness and control. The right tine of this nib, however, was bent down at one point and still has a bit of wrinkle. I have aligned the tines pretty close, but I could not completely remove the wrinkle. The result is that with some inks it does railroad a bit, but with wetter more lubricating inks (Sailor Souten is what is in the pics) there is no problem. The nib is a quite wet XF and writes smoothly.  (SOLD)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE (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

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Conklin Crescent Gold-Filled Pen & Pencil Combo – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Conklin Crescent Gold Filled Pen & Pencil Combo – Wet Noodle

This is a Conklin Crescent gold filled ring top pen and pencil combo that is in excellent condition. It will come in the original Conklin pen box. The box has wear but is still in good condition, and snap closure works well. There are a few tiny dings on the cap in the personalization box (there is no personalization in it), and a couple of tiny dings on the end of the barrel. I saw one very small ding on the pencil. I see no brassing on either piece. The 14kt. #2 Conklin Toledo nib is a near paintbrush wet noodle nib. Almost any pressure at all will make it flex. It takes a very light hand to write normally. It is a wet F/M nib (0.5mm) that flexes up to 2.4mm with ease.   (SOLD)

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Conklin Toledo #2,  F/M to BBB (0.5mm-2.4mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Crescent Filler

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
  • Pen and Pencil polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl BCHR Flat Top with Roller Clip – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Wahl BCHR Flat Top with Roller Clip – Wet Noodle

Here is a very nice full size Wahl flat top pen in BCHR. The pen is in overall very good condition. The BCHR has dulled a bit but is still very black. The gold filled trim is in very good condition with just a little bit of brassing on the lever. There are a few teethes marks on the section. The chasing is still good and crisp and the imprint is very readable though has a little wear on it. The 14kt. Wahl #2 nib is a great flex nib. It is not quite at a paintbrush status, but it is a very easy to flex. It has very good responsiveness and a range from XF to BBB (0.3mm to 2.2mm). It writes normally as a soft and smooth XF. A great pen.  SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.2mm),  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

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Mabie Todd & Bard Swan Over/Under Feed – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan with Over/Under Feed – Wet Noodle

Here is a nice 120ish year old eye dropper from Mabie Todd. This is not only a New York made Swan, but it is Mabie Todd & Bard made pen meaning that this is a pen from the first years of Mabie Todd making fountain pens. Bard was dropped from the name in 1906. The newest patent date is from 1895. This is a petite feeling pen. It’s 5″ long but it is about as thin as a #2 pencil. The pen is in good condition. There is minimal fading on the BCHR and it is mostly on the cap, which has faded to a blackish brown. The imprints are great throughout the pen. Very crisp and readable. This is a 3012 model. The pen writes extremely wet. I even add some water to wetter inks just to slow them down a bit. The 14kt. Swan nib is a paintbrush like wet noodle that flexes from 0.5mm to 2.2mm. This nib will flex with very little pressure, so normal writing takes a light hand.  SOLD

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd & Bard Swan,  F/M to BBB (0.5mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (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
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Lucky Curve With Custom Overlay – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Customized – Wet Noodle

Here is a gorgeous and rare Parker Lucky Curve in the Duofold Junior size that was customized probably for a foreign market. I am not sure if the eight faceted overlay is sterling silver or nickel, but it is fantastic condition. There is only one tiny ding on the barrel. The hard rubber top and section are very black, and clip is also in excellent condition. I found this pen already restored, so other than looking it over carefully, replacing the nib, and polish it up a bit, I did very little. The 14kt. Lucky Curve #2 is a fantastic wet noodle nib. Very soft and smooth with excellent responsiveness making it easy to control. It is an XF nib that flexes all the way up to 2.1mm. Stunning example of a foreign market customized Parker. SOLD

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

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
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Craig BCHR Flat Top – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Craig BCHR Flat Top – Wet Noodle

This a full size Craig pen in BCHR. Craig was a sub brand of Sheaffer, though little is known of the company other than that they usually produced pens of lower quality than Sheaffer itself, and was run by Walter Sheaffer’s son, Craig. The BCHR is in great condition with very little fading. The chasing and imprint are both very crisp. The lever has some small rust spots toward the bottom. The Warranted 14kt. nib is a Medium Italic (0.6mm) that has very easy, almost paintbrush like flex up to 1.8mm. It is also quite responsive. This nib offers a lot of character.  SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt., Med Italic to BBB (0.6mm-1.8mm),  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 and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Lucky Curve – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve –  Wet Noodle 

Here is a pretty little Parker Lucky Curve pen in “true blue.” The pen is in overall good condition. It’s a vest size pen. The true blue coloring is faded some but is still very pretty. There is some kind of nick in the side of the barrel and a similar on the cap (see pics). The gold filled trim is in good condition with minimal brassing. The 14kt. Lucky Curve nib is a great little flex nib with a range of 0.4mm to 2.3mm. This is not a paintbrush nib, but ease of flex is still very good. It has quite good responsive and control. It also writes well as a nice wet fine nib. (SOLD)

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve 14kt., F to BBB (0.3mm-2.3mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife “Safety Pen” – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife “Safety Pen” – Wet Noodle

Here is a Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife Safety Pen with a fantastic wet noodle “Lucky Curve” nib. The black hard rubber body is still pretty black. It’s dulled just a bit and does have one spot on the barrel that is more faded. There are scratches throughout the pen. The imprints are pretty good. Definitely readable. The nickel plated clip has some wear and pitting. But the real point of this pen is the great “Lucky Curve” nib. It writes normally as a very, glassy smooth F. The flex isn’t quite paintbrush, but it is very easy and responsive ranging from 0.4 (F) to 2.2mm (BBB). A nice little noodle.  (SOLD)

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Nickel clip polished.
  • New pressure bar installed
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 414 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 414  – SUPER FLEX

Here is a Waterman a fantastic Waterman 414. Basically it’s a Waterman 14 eyedropper with sterling silver filigree, and this one is in excellent condition. The black hard rubber has very minimal fading. The filigree is still on great condition and has no personalization. The clip looks good with just a few very small scratches. Imprints are little worn, but still very readable. Even the patent date imprint on the feed is still good. This Waterman #4 nib is close to being a noodle. It just doesn’t quite have the ease of flex of noodle, but it is close. Still, it’s a great nib that writes as a wet and very smooth F and flexes big. Up to 2.3mm with ease and with nice responsiveness. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.3mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye Dropper

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
  • Silver polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 0552 – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 0552 – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Here is a gorgeous Waterman 52 with an 18kt. gold filled overlay done by the Italian company Kosca. These were quality overlays that are quite rare and desirable. The body is stamped “18KR,” which refers to 18kt rolled gold in Italian. When my wife saw the pen she said, “Wow. That looks like the pen of someone who wants to make a statement.” The body does have a few dings but not many and not large. The clip is bent out a bit. The lever does show some wear on the nickel plating. The gold filled overlay, however, does not show any signs of brassing at all. It’s a pen with decent weight that sits well in the hand and feels fantastic. I will say that I had very little to do with restoring this pen, which was just recently restored by an historic pen shop in Milan. But as classy as the pen is, the nib is the real star. It’s a 14kt. Waterman #2 that really feels more like a dip nib than a fountain pen nib. This is not a daily writer. It’s needle point XXXF (0.1mm). It’s the finest nib I’ve ever had on a fountain pen. And just like a needle point dip nib, this isn’t going to be that ultra smooth writer. It can make the finest of hairlines. It’s also a remarkable responsive nib that feels almost as close to a flex dip nib as you will find. It’s not a paintbrush in terms of ease of flex, but it is quite easy. A great nib for copperplate. SOLD.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXXF to BBB (0.1mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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Wahl Eversharp Lady’s Size – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Wahl Eversharp Lady’s Size –  Wet Noodle 

Here is a pretty little Wahl-Eversharp in a green, pearl, and black agate. The pen does have some discoloring as is common with these pens. The cap has quite a bit less than the barrel. The gold filled trim is in good condition with little to no brassing. The imprint is only partly readable. This pen, however, has an outstanding nib. It’s a 14kt. Wahl-Eversharp “Signature” nib. It’s quite rare to find a Signature nib this flexible. The nib is right between an XXF and XF at 0.25mm, but you would never know it is that find because it is extremely smooth. An absolute joy to write with. And of course it has great flex. This is a very responsive nib that flex up to 2.1mm (BBB+). A fantastic portable pen with huge potential. SOLD

SIZE:  4 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp 14kt. “Signature”, XF to BBB (0.25mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (Rare Flex) – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (Rare Flex!) – Wet Noodle 

Here is a first generation Wahl-Eversharp standard size Doric in black celluloid. The pen is in very nice condition. There is one very small nick in the body and one small scratch (maybe 2mm long). The gold filled trim is in good condition with only very tine spots of brassing that mostly can only be seen with magnification. Imprints are all crisp. The 14kt. #2 Eversharp nib is wet, ultra glassy medium (0.6mm) and does it flex. Now there is flex and then there is FLEX!! This has almost paintbrush ease of flex. It takes a light hand for it not to flex. And when you do flex it spreads all the way to BBBB (2.9mm!). That is ultra rare flex width. (SOLD)

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp #2, F to BBB (0.3mm-2.6mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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

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Waterman Emerald Ray Ink Vue with Music Nib – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman Emerald Ray Ink Vue with Music Nib – Wet Noodle 

Here is a very special pen. It’s a fantastic Waterman Emerald Ray Ink Vue Pen with a New Old Stock Waterman Music Nib. The pen itself is in very good condition. It has great color. Very little scratching. Imprints are good, and just look at that barrel clarity! There is one spot of brassing on the edge of the clip. Actually, more of a nick than brassing. Also the very thin gold filled band on the top of the cap is partially missing (see pic), and the identical band on the bottom of the barrel is loose. Otherwise, the trim is in great condition.  And then, of course, there is the nib. This nib by itself is worth several hundred. It’s in mint, never before used condition. It writes as a wet 0.9mm italic (that’s line width and not nib width). It has nice line variation. It’s more cursive italic than stub, I would say. Certainly not a crisp italic, though. It just glides across the page. It has a huge flex going up to BBBB (3.1mm). This pen uses a lot of ink very fast, so it really takes a good, lubby ink to take advantage of the full flex potential of this pen. I’ll send along a sample of such ink so you can hit the ground running. This may be your grail pen. SOLD

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5 Music, Medium Italic to BBBB (0.9mm-3.1mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Ink Vue Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed and polished
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Ink Vue system restored.
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (Rare Burma) – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric (Rare Burma) – Wet Noodle

Here is a first generation Wahl-Eversharp standard size Doric in the rare and desirable Burma color. Burma is a black/ pearl swirl. The color is good and there are no signs of crystallization. On the Burma Dorics the trim also came in silver and that is the case with this pen. The silver clip has significant brassing (see pics), but the lever and band are in good condition. The 14kt. Eversharp nib on this pen is superb. It is a very smooth fine that is wet though not gushing ink. It has a flex range up to 2.5mm. Ease of flex is borderline wet noodle (on border between super flex and wet noodle) so this isn’t a paintbrush. It is nevertheless a fabulous nib with some big flex in a rather rare Doric model. If the clip was in better condition, the price would be much higher. PRICE: $449 (ON HOLD)

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp #2, F to BBB (0.3mm-2.6mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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

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Mabie Todd Swan Eyedropper – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan- Wet Noodle  (SOLD)

Here is a made in New York Mabie Todd “Swan” eyedropper. The BCHR on this pen is very faded to a medium brown color. The chasing is worn smooth and can only be seen on the body. The imprints are also worn and are not readable. The beauty of this pen, however is not it’s hundred year old body but it’s fabulous wet noodle nib. The nib is a 14kt. Mabie Todd (N.Y.) that writes as a wet Fine that has a bit of a stubbish look and feel. It has fabulous flex range going all the way to 2.4mm quite easily. This isn’t quite a paintbrush nib, but it is quite easy with pretty good responsiveness that allows for good control.  (SOLD)

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.4mm) WET NOODLE (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

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Waterman 13 Eyedropper – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 13 Eyedropper – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

Here is a Waterman 13 with an outstanding wet noodle nib. It is made of smooth black hard rubber (no original chasing) which has greyed and faded a bit though it is till blackish. Imprints are still very good. An accommodation cap was installed at some point and moved much later leaving a blacker outline on the cap where the clip used to be. There also appeared to be some kind of band on the barrel (not an original band though) that was removed and left a blacker outline from where it used to be. The clip still functions but has rusted a bit. The real star of this pen though is the nib. It is a great, almost dip nib like wet noodle. It is extremely fine and flexes up to 2.3mm very easily. It would make a great Copperplate nib. SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #3, XXF to BBB (0.1mm-2.3mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye Dropper

CONDITION: Good

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric w/ “Flexible” Nib – Wet Noodle 

Here is a great 1st generation Wahl-Eversharp Doric in black with gold-filled trim and a great Eversharp “Flexible” nib. The pen is in great condition. It does have some light scratching throughout the pen, which always more obvious in glossy black. The gold filled trim is in good condition. I can only find some light brassing on the band, and it took magnification to see that. To the naked eye, it all looks great. The double check gold seal is still present and looking good. But the stunner on this pen is the fabulous 14kt. Everhsharp, Gold Seal “Flexible” nib. This is a smooth writing XF that has massive flex up to 2.8mm!! This is not a paintbrush, but the flex is quite easy. The feed has no problem keeping up with this monster flexing action. (SOLD)

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp #2 Flexible, F to BBB (0.3mm-2.8mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent
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Waterman 52 – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle 

This Waterman 52 is made of BCHR and is in great condition. The BCHR is still quite black. The cap, which was and is a clipless version, looks near mint with crisp chasing and jet black color. The chasing on the body is more worn, though visible, and has faded a bit to a duller black. The side imprint is worn, though mostly readable. The “52” is very crisp with the red dye still present. The nickel plated lever is in good condition with only minimal plate loss. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is fantastic. It is a very juicy, smooth writing fine with enormous amounts of flex. If you don’t write softly, the tines will spread and ink and the nib will write more like a very wet Medium. The flex is very easy, though not a paintbrush, and goes all the way up to 2.8mm. It is rather responsive as well and makes for some big and crisp looking flex writing.  SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.8mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent
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Waterman 5 – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 5  – WET NOODLE

Here is a gorgeous Waterman 5 made of black celluloid. It is a made in Canada Waterman and is in very good condition. The pen has nothing but the lightest scratches on it and you only see those if you look close. It does have some brassing on the top of the clip and a little on the lever; otherwise, the rim is in great shape. Imprint on the cap is a little worn, but the one on the barrel is still crisp. The 14kt. Waterman #5 is beauty! It is an extremely smooth writing fine (0.4mm) and would make a fantastic everyday writer. But it also flexes to a massive 2.6mm. It’s a beautiful pen with some fantastic flex. (SOLD)

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.6mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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Conklin BCHR Flat Top  –  WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Conklin BCHR Flat Top  – WET NOODLE  

Here is a classy looking Conklin flat top made of black hard rubber with a pin-stripe chasing. The pen is still jet black and the chasing and imprints are all very crisp. There are a few scratches here and there, but nothing large or noticeable. The clip and lever show not signs of brassing. The Conklin Toledo crescent nib is an excellent wet noodle. It has a range of o.3mm to 2.2mm. It is not a paintbrush, which makes it easier to control. It also has very good responsiveness and generous ink flow. The XF nib writes well as a normal nib also. A fantastic wet noodle pen. (SOLD)

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Conklin Toledo, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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Mabie Todd “Swan” Eyedropper – WET NOODLE

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Mabie Todd Eyedropper  – WET NOODLE  

Here is a made in New York Mabie Todd “Swan” eyedropper with an over/under feed. The BCHR is faded on one side of the pen to a more olive brown color. The other side has much less fading and is almost black. Chasing and imprints are all very good. The nib is very, very flexible. Almost to a paintbrush ease of flex. There is some iridium wear on the right tine. There is iridium present on the right side but not a lot. A very fun pen to do some flex writing with. A great, old pen that I’m deducting a bit due to the iridium wear. $325

SIZE:  5 7/16″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.4mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

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Mabie Todd “Swan”  –  WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan  – WET NOODLE  

This is a made in England Mabie Todd “Swan” S.F. 1 (“self filling” pen). One side has faded to more of chocolate brown while the other side is much more black. The chasing is pretty good with a few small spots of wear. The imprints are quite crisp. The lever has only one small spot of plate loss; otherwise, it is in excellent condition. The nib is a great, responsive 14kt. Mabie Todd nib that is very easy to flex. The responsiveness makes it very easy to control. Small, detailed flexing is crisp, and the nib has a great spring to it. The pen also works quite well for normal writing. The nib is quite smooth and feels surprisingly firm for normal writing. Overall, this is a very high quality wet noodle nib. (SOLD)

SIZE:  5 7/16″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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Wahl Rosewood Roller Clip – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Wahl Rosewood Roller Clip  – WET NOODLE  

Here is a gorgeous, near mint, Wahl Pen in Rosewood hard rubber. The pen is likely from the mid 1920s. There is very little fading of the hard rubber. The only flaws I found on the pen were a couple of bite marks on the section. The gold filled trim in very good condition. The nib is a nice, wet Wahl #2 with Wet Noodle ability. It writes normally as a fine and flexes up to at least 2.2mm. It is a really stunning pen in fantastic condition. (SOLD)

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever Filler

CONDITION: Near Mint

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Waterman 52 – WET NOODLE

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Waterman 52 – WET NOODLE

A nice Waterman 52 in pretty good condition. The body of the pen is fairly black with minimal fading of the hard rubber. The cap does have some browning. It does appear that at some point the cap had some significant brown spots from being left in the sun or something, and then someone buffed or polished most of it away. Anyway, as you can see in the pics, there are some spots of browning when you look close. The chasing on the barrel is quite crisp as are the imprints. The cap chasing is more worn. There is some plate loss on the clip. A little bit on the lever. No bite marks, scratches or cracks that I could find. The nib is a very smooth fine that flexes easily up 2.0mm. I would grade this as a lower tier Wet Noodle. Just not quite as responsive as some of the better noodles I’ve had.  Still an excellent nib. The flex is just nice and smooth. It would make a great daily writer with some awesome “flair” potential.  PRICE: $299

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever Filler

CONDITION: Good

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Waterman 12 1/2 – WET NOODLE

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Waterman 12 1/2 Eyedropper – WET NOODLE  (SOLD)

This is a gorgeous little Waterman 12 1/2 Eyedropper. These pens are quite small. They are about the same girth as a #2 pencil. The pen is in excellent condition except for a couple caveats. The pen is pretty black. The chasing is very good, though a bit more worn on the barrel than the cap. The imprints are very clear and crisp. The gold filled bands are quite nice as well with just a few spots of plate loss on the front band. There is however about a 6mm crack in the cap lip probably from someone positing or capping too tightly (it’s a slip cap). There are a few bite marks on the end of the barrel. The nib also had two very, very tiny cracks coming out of each end of the air hole that I had filled. You have to look very hard to see signs of the repair. The nib is a super smooth XF with easy, responsive wet noodle flex up to 2.0mm. It’s not a paintbrush, but it is quite easy to do some great flex writing. Maybe not ideally suited for the large handed, but a great little flex pen. Even with the flaws, the nib on this pen is just too good to let go for less than this price. SOLD!

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye dropper

CONDITION: Excellent/ Good

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Waterman 52V Red Ripple – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 52V Red Ripple – WET NOODLE  

This is a near mint 52V Red Ripple with a very unique trim set. There is very little fading of the hard rubber. Imprints are crisp. Rather than the typical ring top, this has a near perfect gold-filled “Ideal” clip. The gold band is also unique as it extends all the way over the lip of the cap. It has the initials “H. C. A.” engraved on it. The lever is also in great condition. By far the nicest 52V Red Ripple I’ve owned. The nib is a borderline “Wet Noodle.” It is right on the border between a high end “super flex” and lower end “wet noodle.” But this nib is the smoothest thing I’ve written with in a long time. You think you have smooth nibs and then you start writing with ones like this. It’s a bit of a stubbish F. A very beautiful and unique pen. SOLD

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever Filler

CONDITION: Near Mint

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Waterman 52 – WET NOODLE/ NEAR MINT (SOLD)

 

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Waterman 52 – WET NOODLE  (NEAR MINT)

Not much else to say about this pen other than it is in amazing condition. It is black. The chasing and imprints are crisp. Nickel plated trim looks great. And the nib is a fabulous and very responsive Wet Noodle that goes from XXF to 2.0mm. PRICE: SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever Filler

CONDITION: Near Mint

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Parker Jack Knife Safety Pen – WET NOODLE

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Parker Jack Knife Safety Pen – WET NOODLE  (SOLD)

This is a very well maintained Parker Jack Knife Safety Pen. The Parker “Safety Pen” is not like the Moore or Waterman eye dropper/ retractable nib safety pen. For Parker, and other companies, it just meant a pen that had a safe screw on cap that you could put in your pocket without fearing that ink would get all over. This, in fact, is a button filler. It did have a crack in the cap that was sealed. I would have included a picture, but it’s really hard to see it. You can see only if you look really hard. The BCHR is still very black, and the chasing though worn some is still very visible. The imprints are all readable and the latest patent date on this pen is 1898. It is quite rare to find this old a Parker BCHR in this nice of condition. It is a clip less cap by design. The “Lucky Curve” nib is long, sleek and gorgeous. It goes from F to BBB very easily. The highlight for me with this nib is the responsiveness or snap back of the nib. Awesome control of the flex action. It also works well as a very wet F. I should say that if this is like other Parkers I’ve had, it works best with thicker, saturated inks. I’ve only used Pilot Iroshizuku inks which as usual work awesome. Price: SOLD

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Parker “Lucky Curve,” F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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Waterman 52 1/2 V – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2 V – WET NOODLE  

This a smooth black hard rubber (no original chasing) pen that has now turned brown. The gold trim is in good condition with little brassing on the band and almost none on the lever. The imprints are worn but readable. But really this pen is about the nib, which is a fabulous wet noodle with fantastic control. The nib ranges from 0.35 (XF/F) to 2.1mm! Flex is smooth and easy. Price: $300

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF/F to BBB (0.35mm-2.1mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric Junior – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric Junior – WET NOODLE   

Here is a stunning 1st Generation Wahl Doric Junior in Morroco (Red & Gold swirl) celluloid). This pen is in great condition without the crystalized ends that are so common on these pens. The gold trim is in great condition with no brassing. There are no major flaws on the pen that I can see. The nib is an adjustable #3. The flex on this nib is paintbrush like and it is wet. This Wet Noodle is extra wet and extra noodley. It has good responsiveness, so although the flex is so easy you can still maintain some decent control. Newbies may still have a bit of trouble controlling, but anybody using this nib is going to have some. It can be used as a normal writer after adjusting the nib to minimize the flex. The beauty of an adjustable nib is you can set various levels of flex to control how big or small you want to go. This is an amazing pen. SOLD

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp #3, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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Waterman 12 Red Mottled with (Rare) Star Nib – WETNOODLE – SOLD

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Waterman 12 Red Mottled with (Rare) Star Nib – WET NOODLE    (SOLD)

This is a gorgeous Waterman 12 Red Mottled eye dropper with the quite rare star nib. It’s a pretty rare pen period. The only patent date on it is 1884! That is the first patent Waterman obtained. It’s well over a 100 years and probably the oldest pen I’ve even owned. And it is in amazing condition. The clip is good shape, and the red mottled body looks great. The imprints are crisp. And the nib! Not only is this the old and rare star nib, but this is a paintbrush Wet Noodle that goes from XF to BBB. It will make a super flex nib feel like a nail. It will probably make you into a flexing snob, but oh well. I should say that it does work for normal writing, but it’s not the best. The nib is just so soft. Just an amazing, very old pen. SOLD

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman Star Nib, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye Dropper

CONDITION: Excellent

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