Brand: Wahl Eversharp
Body Material: "Brown shell" celluloid - marbled brown
Origins: Made in USA, 1930s
Length (capped): 5 1/8"
Nib type: Wet noodle F - BB
Nib material: 14K gold
Weight: 19 grams
Barrel design: 12 side faceted
Fill type: Plunger
Ink used in this review: Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses
has tops that come to a small, rounded point. The barrel near the nib is translucent and is quite clear, so I am able to see the ink supply. I'm not certain how much ink this pen is capable of holding, but I do know that I filled it once, and I have been using it frequently, with full flex, and I can still see ink in the chamber.
The adjustable nib has a little slider on nine notches that can move up or down. The closer to the tip of the nib, the firmer the nib is, so the less flex you will have. At this level, I can write at any speed and ink flow is always constant. If I slide the adjuster back, it opens up the nib and tines, and allows for flexing with little pressure, although this slows down writing speed a little. This beautiful nib has never railroaded on me. That is a quality that I am willing to pay for!
|Top: slider adjusted to a stiff nib and results in fine lines. Bottom: slider adjusted to a flexible nib and results in double broad lines/wet noodle flexing.|
|The line variation is very pretty. It has not railroaded once on me. I love vintage flex nibs for this reason!|
|Well. My writing is not the greatest, but ignore that. Actually, I guess you can't. My apologies. This all came from the SAME NIB on the SAME PEN. Isn't that neat??|
|See the shut off device? I have no idea if it really works. I don't fancy testing it out on an airplane.|
his site, in case you were really interested!
|All three of these vintage pens come from Mauricio at Vintage Pen. I am not affiliated with Mauricio but I am SO thrilled with these three pens that I have to share my great experience with you all! The two on the right are Watermans, both with flex nibs.|
The price of this model of pen can vary depending on the condition the pen and the nib is in, the type of nib in question, and where it's coming from. Given that I know zilch about vintage pens and restoring them, I am perfectly happy to pay someone else to do it who knows what they're doing. Therefore, the price is higher than an entry level fountain pen, but in my humble opinion, it is fair. None of my modern pens write like these bad boys here.