Fountain Pens with Nib Size: FLEXI

Pre-Owned Pens: 5544 Montegrappa Nazionale Flex
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $599.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5544: Montegrappa: Nazionale Flex
OMG! Click the headline and marvel at a genuine modern flexi fountain pen: the Montegrappa Nazionale Flex. Italian craftsman are no strangers to premium luxury fountain pens, but holy cats! This is a genuine masterpiece for writers who love lux and flex. We believe this is the "cinnamon" model. The red is tinged with black like a vintage pen's "woodgrain" design. Its trim is sterling silver. You fill the pen with an internal piston. The tail nob feels like it has little speed bumbs, but about 15 turns counterclockwise winds the piston down and 15 twists to the right sucks up water or ink. This pen was gently used and still looks new. You won't ever want another pen after writing with its 14k gold nib that flex from a juicy fine to 1mm wide. 13.5cm capped. Complete with boxes and papers.
Vintage Pens: 5526 Conklin No. 26
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 5526: Conklin: No. 26
Conklin was a little slow to switch from their famous Crescent fillers to lever-fillers, but the more modern fillers worked great. We just restored this Conklin No. 26 with a new ink sac. It is a nice large pen but not oversized. The grip is probably closer to a Pelikan 400. The black-hard-rubber (ebonite) has some chocolate hazing. The chasing is fainter on the barrel than the cap. Minimal brassing on the gold-filled trim and some light wear marks on the cap and barrel. No cracks. Most people will love it for its FLEXI 14k gold nib. It is not a wet noodle, but it flexes from a fine-medium to a shade more than 1mm. The imprint is legible but faded. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5430 Waterman C/F
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5430: Waterman: C/F
Cartridge fillers are not a new phenomena in fountain pens. The first ones date back to around the turn of the 20th century. However, those early ones were not entirely practical and prone to their glass and clay cartridges breaking. On the American market, Waterman C/F pens introduced what we have come to know as the first cartridge pens with disposable plastic cartridges. These pens were Waterman's last hit in the 1950s and until the company was revitalized in the 1980s. This rare New Old Stock set is unused and pristine. From the "Fine Flex" chalk mark on the barrel of the pen to 4 unopened, still waxed shut original cartridges, this vintage pen belongs in a museum. Click the headline for close-ups. The steel nib doesn't feel flexi to us, but that is how it was advertised.
Vintage Pens: 5355 Waterman 54 Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 5355: Waterman: 54 Set
Waterman mastered nib technology in the 1920s, and 100 years later, these nibs are still better than anything on the market. The fountain pen of our Waterman 54 set comes with a real delight of a FLEXI nib. It is just firm enough to allow you to easily maintain a fine line, but then it smoothly gives way to 1mm line. Absolutely dreamy. The vintage pen itself is pretty nice. The 54 was a nice step up from the slimmer 52. The orange pen is made of "red" hard rubber with a black woodgrain design. There are no cracks or deep scratches on the cap or barrel. The section grip was once stained by ink, and the imprint is weak. There is a little brassing on the gold-plated trim. It has been restored with a new ink sac. Its matching pencil still works and is cosmetically better with only brassing on the nose cone. 1.1mm lead. Refills in the tail.
Vintage Pens: 5050 Waterman 0322
Filling Mechanism: Eyedropper
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $699.99
Vintage Pens: 5050: Waterman: 0322
Grail pens such as this Waterman 0322 "Chased" pen from the early 1900s are intoxicatingly rare. What has become known as "repousse" in many pens Waterman called "chased" in its early turn-of-the-century catalogs. This taper cap with gold-filled overlay is a once-in-a-lifetime pen for us. Its 14k gold nib writes an extra-fine to 1mm flexi line, but the slender hard-rubber pen is so delicate, we don't really recommend writing with it much. Filling this eyedropper pen will be difficult as the section seems firmly screwed together and not wanting to separate. Engraved on the barrel cartouche are the initials E.H.L. You can see a couple bite marks on the end of the barrel and tip of the taper. Its biggest flaw is an upside-down "L" crack from the lip of the cap. Clear imprint on the taper cap. Overall, a very good vintage pen for its age. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.7cm capped.