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Noodler's Konrad Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - Amazon Pearl


 
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The Konrad flex pen was introduced in early 2012 - it is smaller than the Ahab, but larger than the Nib Creaper. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a twist piston mechanism with a blind cap. The Konrad is made of a celluloid derivative.

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The Konrad flex pen was introduced in early 2012 - it is smaller than the Ahab, but larger than the Nib Creaper. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a twist piston mechanism with a blind cap. The Konrad is made of a celluloid derivative and is technically biodegradable and formed from a "renewable resource".

The Noodler's flex pens were designed for the hands-on tinkerer - they are made to be taken apart and adjusted. The nib and feed pull right out and can be adjusted for optimal performance. Don't be afraid to get a little ink on your fingers while you learn how to use this pen. We recommend watching our video (below) to see how heat-setting the nib/feed can help improve flow issues.

As a simple rule of thumb for writing with a flex pen, just apply slight pressure on your downstrokes, which will spread the tines and increase the line width, achieving that optimal line variation. Make sure to go slowly so that the ink can keep up with your writing. As with any flex pen, it just takes practice!

Due to the residual machining oils used when cutting the feeds for these pens, we highly encourage you to give the pen a good flush before use. We recommend any of the following options: distilled water, water with a touch of dish soap, a pre-packaged pen flush, or a solution of 10% clear ammonia to water. This should resolve most ink flow issues!
Ink Nouveau: Noodler's Konrad Flex
Heat-Setting a Noodler's Ebonite Feed


Average Customer Review: 3.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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Nice pen August 4, 2014
Reviewer: V from Pasadena, CA United States  
I love color on this pen, it is such a nice green. The pen itself is definitely different than handling the Ahab (of which I have 3). This uses a twist piston (I prefer the plunger of the Ahab), but it has an ink window to see when you are low. I also like that any nib can be inserted (I am using the Goulet EF). I am finding it to be too wet a writer (and drippy), despite my attempts to heat set it (maybe it's the CA heat). Other than that, it is a sturdy pen, and I am happy with it.

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What a piece May 31, 2014
Reviewer: Kevin Orr from Port Angeles, WA United States  
Too much work to get the thing to work.  Never did.

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Defective nib November 8, 2013
Reviewer: Kjetil Andre Jakobsen from Mosjøen, Nordland Norway  
The noodler nib attached was defective with inconsistent inkflow. Did not manage to remedy this problem despite flushing/cleaning the pen and  tinkering quite a bit whit the nib/feeder section.
Afte replacing the noodler nib with the goulet nib, the flow issue was resolved and the pen now draws wet & sexy lines:)

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Tinkerer's pen June 23, 2013
Reviewer: Timothy  
The pen looks quite good, and the piston system is certainly better than the converters I've used in more expensive pens.  For a piston it's still on the low end, but it's perfectly functional.  Appearance wise the pen looks good.  The green is fairly uniform with just a touch of swirl.  Mine arrived with a bad mating of the feed and nib causing it to lose prime with more than the slightest pressure.  I bought the pen with the intention of playing with the feed and also with the intention of trying one of the Goulet nibs.  Since the feed needed to be heat set just to work I went ahead and did it with the Goulet nib pretty much out of the box.  Sadly that means I never really played with the flex nib, but if I'm ever in the mood I can heat set the feed back to that one since it's ebonite.  It's now running great with a Goulet broad.

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Decent pen March 28, 2013
Reviewer: Chester Koza from San Antonio, TX United States  
This Konrad has excellent ink flow and exhibits no signs of skipping. The nib is a bit scratchy, while some others have been just fine. Some inconsistency noted between pens.

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