I have ultrasonically cleaned the feed, section, and nib. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Wahl Eversharp Roller Clip, Gold Filled Deco Banding, Gold Seal, and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished & Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no cracks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The black and pearl barrel has no discoloration and just looks absolutely stunning - this is what you expect to see on this celluloid material. The cap is in excellent condition as well; however, there is just a very slight discoloration just under the clip. The cap has the Roller Ball Gold Filled Clip and the Deco cap banding, Gold Seal Double Check Marks displaying a wonderful gold filled color with absolutely no brassing. The lever on the barrel has some slight brassing to the edges. The barrel is stamped with a crisp and clean imprint, "MADE IN U.S.A." while the Pencil has, "EVERSHARP CHICAGO U.S.A.". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel to either the fountain pen or pencil. This Wahl Deco Band Fountain Pen & Pencil set are oversized models. The Fountain Pen measures 5 1/2" inches capped and 7" inches posted. The pencil measures 5 3/8" inches in length.
The Lever Filling System works great. With the addition of a new rubber sac, the pen fills as it should. I have tested with water and operates as it was designed to.
This Wahl has the 14K Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal Signature NIB. The Nib has a fine point measuring roughly .52mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB certainly creates a great writing experience that ranges from a fine to double broad stroke. The writing sample provided in the image has a fine stroke that measures .52mm on the horizontal strokes and can flex to a double broad stroke of roughly 1.42mm with medium to firm pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
The pencil that accompanies the fountain pen is in near perfect condition. It is clean and free from any discoloration, chips, cracks, or repairs. No brassing to the clip, deco banding, or additional gold filled trim.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
The black and pearl color is difficult to find clean and this Oversized set really looks fantastic with the barrel nearly perfect and the cap just displaying a hint of discoloration. I would grade the set in excellent condition and if the cap didn't have that slight discoloration I wouldn't be afraid to say it is near mint. Certainly, this Wahl Eversharp Oversize Deco Band Set is collector worthy with being ready to write or just upgrade your writing arsenal collection.