A lovely 14k gold filled (as stamped on the pen) ring-top fountain pen. While small, this beauty packs some serious flex. Housing a nice, flexibly, bouncy nib. This puppy goes from m/f to a whopping 2.38mm with only slight pressure. The pen is in good condition.
As with all pens i offer, all of the parts are in working order. There are only minor scratches and has no dents or personalizations. 0 -wet noodle (brause rose nib for comparison) - takes practice to not flex on the downstroke, can be temperamental.
1- wet noodle (leonardt principal maybe)- takes a light hand to use correctly. The slightest pressure opens the tines.Easier to not flex on the downstroke, this nib is still like a paintbrush. Good for a daily writer if you have a light hand. 4 full flex daily writers. You can write a letter with it one second and do some calligraphy the next.
5- same a 4 but with a bit more intent to produce full line variation. 6 the start of semi-flex.
Slightly more difficult to use with continuous flex (every downstroke) and takes some pressure to get it to fully flex. Flex becomes hard around curves. 7- continuous flex becomes hard around curves (suitable for spencerian).
Can dig into cheap paper when flexing. 8 - continuous flex becomes very difficult. Will dig into cheap paper and occasionally good writing paper (ie rhodia). Many pens from the 50's have this lousy flex.Only good for accenting cursive with some minor shading. I only have a very few of these for sale. Might produce very minor line variation with heavy pressure.
I don't sell nails atm but if i do, it will come with a clear warning. Note: never submerge any vintage bchr or ebonite pen in water or it could instantly fade to brown. In fact, keep water, sweat, tears, etc.