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 $8.95 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.


Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle (Artist Nib)

Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle (Artist Nib)

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

PRICE: $629.99

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XXXF to BBBB+ (0.1mm-1.6mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned, heat set, and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Omas 555 S – Good Flex (Near Mint)

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Omas 555 S – Good Flex 

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

PRICE: 399.99

SIZE: 5″ Capped

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

FILLING: Piston

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

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

Conklin Crescent 25PWet Noodle

Conklin Crescent 25P – Wet Noodle

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

PRICE: $319.99

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Crescent filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex

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Conklin Vest Pen – Super Flex

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

PRICE: $259.99

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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

SOLD PENS

Waterman 12 PSF – Wet Noodle (Italic) – SOLD

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Waterman 12 PSF – Wet Noodle (Italic)

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

SOLD

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, Fine Italic to BBBB+ (0.5mm-2.1mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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