View Full Version : Waterman's Ideal #7 - Red Ripple w/ Red Nib

November 23rd, 2013, 07:39 PM
So I few months back, I managed to win an auction for this Waterman's Ideal #7 pen. (It is the only time I've ever managed to actually WIN a pen auction.)

I used it a few times, but then, I bought a house, moved, and have been setting up the house for the last few months, so I haven't been able to get around to doing my reviews. The photo of the pen below came from the auction listing. (I still haven't unpacked all my photography gear, but I'll be taking my own photos soon, and will add them to the thread.)


In recap of the video, I adore this pen. I had played around with "flex" a little bit previously with some modern pens, but man, I now understand why vintage nibs are the holy grail of flex pens. The "red" nib is quite flexy, but apparently the brown, pink, and black are more wet-noodle like, which is what I'm really looking to try. Even when not doing flex writing, it gives a good line variation, and writes quite smoothly.


November 24th, 2013, 01:09 AM
Congratulations on the new house.
Another great review, and that's a really nice pen.

PS. Vintage flex writing potty joke. :pound:

November 24th, 2013, 04:05 AM
nice looking pen!