This listing is for a wahl eversharp gold filed #2 (same size as waterman's 52 1/2v). This is not "gold plate" but "gold filled" with 1/10 14k gold.It is a gorgeous piece, that carries some weight to it. A great writer and amazing flexer. 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. I try and be conservative when measuring flex.
Your flex will vary based on many variables, all of which are beyond my control. However, for best results, use pilot iroshizuku (best in my opinion), waterman, or other "wet" inks. I have serviced the pen: replaced the ink sack, cleaned the pen and feed, and tuned and heat set the nib. The pen has been used by me for at least a month to ensure it does not leak and is in full working order. My goal is to restore these pens to the best working order they can.Please review the pictures carefully, they are part of the description. This item is made of 14k and gold filled.