Fountain Pens with Nib Size: FLEXI

Pre-Owned Pens: 5847 Franklin-Christoph Diamondtree
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $799.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5847: Franklin-Christoph: Diamondtree
If you love great pens, flexi nibs and functional artwork, then the Franklin-Christoph Panther 40 Diamondtree fountain pen is for you! This truly limited edition pen is only #31 of 51. Franklin-Christoph took its Panther 40 model pen and had Maki-e artist Katsunobu Nishihara use platinum dust, mother-of-pearl and six layers of urushi to create a masterpiece. Better yet, it comes with a Franklin-Christoph 14k gold flexi nib! Unfortunately, we don't have the original box, but this pen is still pretty remarkable. Aside from a few traces of wear, there are no cracks or deep scratches. Click the photo for close-ups, but the mother-of-pearl "diamonds" in the tree really pop much better in real life. Smooth, easy flexing from extra-fine to maybe around .75mm wide. Comes with original converter. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5844 Esterbrook Dollar Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 5844: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen
Red pens are desirable. Esterbrook Dollar Pens are desirable. Annnd, Esterbrook 2048 Fine Flexible Falcon nibs are very desirable. This is your lucky day. We just restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac, and there are no cracks or deep scratches. You will find a teeny-tiny chip in the lip of the cap. Otherwise, this pen only shows some wear from use. It is in great condition. Its sought-after 2048 nib is a bit scratchy but it easily moves from fine to about 1mm wide. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5736 Parker Duette
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: FLEXI
Price: $175.00
Vintage Pens: 5736: Parker: Duette
It is the height of the Great Depression. Parker's annual sales have crashed from $5M a year to just over $1M. Most of the competition has folded under the strain. Unwilling to discount the flagship luxury Duofold pens from $10 to a much more affordable $3.50, Parker created a new "thrift" pen for those who still want a good pen but cannot afford the opulent Duofold of just a year or two ago. Thus was born the Parker Duette. This is a Parker Duette Jr. set that has been fully restored with a new ink sac. Parker barely even advertised these pens, and they are a little harder to find than Duofolds. Brassing and discoloration detract from the vintage pen. However, it comes with a very flexi 14k gold nib that goes from extra fine to roughly 2mm! It is scratchy, but a worthy sacrifice for 2mm flex. Pencil works and has spare leads. Each is engraved with "Buster Brown Shoes." We suspect this was set for a top shoe salesperson or from corporate headquarters. Pen measures 11.2cm 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: 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.