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Noodler's Konrad Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - California Tortoise


 
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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: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 20 Write a review.

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Great Starter Flex Pen April 20, 2014
Reviewer: J Leones from Chula Vista, CA  
The Konrad flex pen was absolutely wonderful when i started to write with it. I first cleaned it like you should do with every new fountain pen and just stuck the nib and feed back randomly (or kinda how it was when it came in the package), put noodler's apache sunset in, and wrote away. It has never railroaded yet as hard as I've tried but there is feathering issues which is probably becasue noodlers is really wet ink. Besides that the size is comfortable. I first tried my friends noodlers nib creeper and decided to get this one because it looked comfortable in the hand, which it was, and all the reviews were great. For this price its really wroth spending an extra 5 bucks rather than the nib creeper. Only bad thing honestly is the smell, but besides that its a beautifully designed pen that works fabulously for a great price, especially if you are new to flex pens or fountain pens in general. Thanks Goulet Pen Company!

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Best of the Basic Bunch March 7, 2014
Reviewer: NovaBiscuit from San Francisco  
Of all the basic Noodler's Pens (IE not the brush, rollerball, ebonite, or acrylic lines) this one has been the best.  I own two of the modern Nib Creeper Flex (the ones that don't have the hand-set feeds), one of the Ahabs, and now this Konrad.  This Konrad has the smoothes nib of the bunch, even though it's supposedly the same nib as the Ahab.  Also, for me the Ahab didn't have a good grip, the angle made my fingers slide closer to the nib until sometimes I ended up rubbing my ring finger against the feed.  The Konrad has a better (to me) grip than the Nib Creeper or Ahab, though that being said all the lines are great for their own reasons.  

On a side note, I use the pens for sketching and school note taking, so this review might not be useful to you if you intend to do calligraphy or larger and more flourished writing.

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Wow February 17, 2014
Reviewer: Stephen A from New River, AZ United States  
This pen is awesome. You can completely take this thing apart and put it back together again with no problems. The piston cap works like a charm. This pen works so much better than the nib creeper pen. It is smooth, ink flow is fantastic and the flex works most of the time and I haven't had to do any adjustments. I love the color, it's a hot color so I use hot color inks with it as well. I plan on buying some different colors in the future. It is a good pen to write with as it puts down a lot of ink and it has the flex for the artist or artistic writer.

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Noodler's Konrad February 9, 2014
Reviewer: Will L from Georgia, USA  
Very nice pen.  Unlike the Ahab, this one has been problem free.  Great color and like the filling system.

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Beautiful pen December 30, 2013
Reviewer: Ian Fallis from Sanford, FL United States  
I love the colors of the California Tortoise. It's almost like copper and gold swirled with tan and a touch of black.

Cleaned it and filled it, and apparently got lucky with the nib adjustment. I love the way it writes fine until I press, and then I can vary the width.

That means I can use it as a daily writer, and as a signature pen -- which also makes it great for signing my books.

I really like this pen.

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