Fountain Pens with Nib Size: SF


Pre-Owned Pens: 5207 Omas Bologna
Filling Mechanism: Piston Filler
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $649.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5207: Omas: Bologna
Dark golden veins shoot like lightning through the sleek black celluloid of this stunning Omas Bologna fountain pen. In addition to its handsome design by Italy's master craftsmen, the writing experience is divine. Its 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth medium line, and with just a touch of gentle pressure, it will expand to write a wider line by more than 1mm! Its piston works smoothly. You get the complete box and papers. Now here's the quirks. For some reason the designers added a rose gold pocket clip and possibly a rose gold nib with the rest of the trim looking like regular yellow gold. The only flaws on the pen are 3 discolored pits on the left edge of the pocket clip. Click the headline for close-ups. The cream-colored interior of the presentation box is starting to disintegrate with age, sticking to the blue-leather pen sleeve, which also shows a little wear. If given the choice between this preowned pen and a Montblanc, we'd take this Omas every time. 14.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5151 Conklin 40P
Filling Mechanism: Crescent Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 5151: Conklin: 40P
Didn't Shel Silverstein have a poem called, "Almost Perfect, but Not Quite"? That sums up our Conklin 40P. Nice, shiny black hard rubber. Deep, crisp chasing. Clear but a little uneven factory imprint. Fully restored with a new ink sac. You will even find that this vintage pen has a semi-flex nib that writes an extra-fine to 1mm line. Yet, if you look closely at the gold-plated crown on the cap, to the right of center is a big ol' dent where someone once dropped this magnificent old fountain pen. No cracks or other problems. 11.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5047 Sterling Silver
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 5047: Sterling: Silver
Maybe it is the romantic in us, but we like to picture a Victorian lady dressed in a fancy frock biting the end of this sterling silver dip pen as she writes her lover. To say this pen is elegant is an understatement. Fairly large for a dip pen, it is still slender, but not as slender as many other pens we've seen. Aside from the beautiful design there are no other hallmarks or assays other than the word "Sterling," which appears twice on the barrel of the pen in relief and not as an imprint. We aren't sure if this pen is from the early 1900s or late 1800s. We included a new-old-stock Bronze Falcon Esterbrook 048 nib. You will write a very nice semi-flex line that goes from a fine to almost 1mm wide with some feedback. Aside from the bite marks on the tail taper, the only other blemishes are some spots of tarnish we can't quite polish out. 18cm.
Vintage Pens: 5046 Sterling Silver Repousse
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: 1900-1909   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $399.99
Vintage Pens: 5046: Sterling Silver: Repousse
Classy, elegant, sophisticated. Dip pen fans will love this sterling silver repousse antique pen. We suspect it comes from around the turn of the 20th century. It could be older. The holder is marked "Sterling," but there is no formal branding. Ergo, we don't know who made it. There are a couple little marks on the pen, and one of the silver edges where the nib goes in has split just a teeny-tiny amount. We included a "new" Esterbrook Bronze Falcon 048 nib, which is NOS. You will write a firm, smooth line from extra-fine to about 1mm. This is semi-flex and far from a wet noodle. Click the headline for close-ups. Yes, our cat is holding the pen down for a nib close-up, and, no, he is not for sale with the pen. 18.5cm.
Vintage Pens: 4905 Waterman 45
Filling Mechanism: Safety)
Era: 1910-1919   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4905: Waterman: 45
You can write if you want to, if you don't no body will. But if your friends don't write, then somethin' ain't right, and they're no friends of mine. It's the safety pen. It's the safety pen. I bet the '80s group Men Without Hats never thought they'd inspire a vintage Waterman parody. It's weirdest intro we could do for this grail pen: the Waterman 45 Safety Filler! We were excited to get our hands on this vintage pen classic. Its hard rubber has only mild signs of chocolate hazing, and its insides are cleaned and moving smoothly. We are reasonably certain this pen is not water-tight, but it is an excellent example of this truly rare pen and worthy of a museum. Its cap has a silver clip and excellent chasing. The barrel still shows light chasing and imprints that are legible, but the chasing is not nearly as deep as it is on the cap. Its 14k gold nib is not marked 5 but it looks like a 5. You will write a smooth semi-flex line with it from extra-fine to just about 1mm. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4867 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $499.99
Vintage Pens: 4867: Parker: Duofold
How many boxes does this check off on your grail pen requirements? Senior streamlined Parker Duofold. Rare cap bands. Green marble. Fully restored. SEMI-FLEX NIB! Click the headline for a close-up. Its 14k gold nib is an arrow nib over a Christmas tree inkfeed. You will go from an "American extra-fine" line to about 1.25mm wide. No cracks or significant scratching. Only light wear from use. Its greatest flaws are majority brassing on its two skinny cap bands and some brassing on the pocket clip and thicker cap band. 13cm capped.