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Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - Clear Demonstrator


 
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The Ahab flex pen was introduced in late 2011 and is currently Noodler's largest and most popular fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston mechanism. If you'd like, you can even remove the piston mechanism and use the pen as an eyedropper for a massive 6ml ink capacity. The Ahab is made of a celluloid derivative and is technically biodegradable and formed from a "renewable resource".

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The Ahab flex pen was introduced in late 2011 and is currently Noodler's largest and most popular fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston mechanism. If you'd like, you can even remove the piston mechanism and use the pen as an eyedropper for a massive 6ml ink capacity. The Ahab 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.

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 Ahab Flex
Ink Nouveau: Filling the Ahab Flex Pen
Ink Nouveau: Ahab Flex Writing Test
Noodler's Ink: Heat-Setting Demonstration

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Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 261 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
i like it! October 31, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from ARONA, TENERIFE Spain  
You have a lot of review in enghlis, so....

La pluma me llego rapido, en menos de diez dias, bien empaquetada y con dos regalos sorpresa: un plumin rigido y un caramelo. Bonito detalle

No es de gama alta, pero ya sabeis lo complejo que es encontrar una flex moderna. No voy a engañaros, hay que dedicarle 10 minutos a ajustarle el plumin, pero despues funciona realmente bien. Esta construida con un extraño materialq tiene un olor extraño, pero a la semana de uso deja de oler.

Al tacto, eso si, es completamente gomosa a la vez que muy dura. Eso es expectacular. Aun no me he atrevido con el eyedroppet, pero con el convertidor tienes tinta para un par de dias.

En general muy recomendable!!

Tened un bonito dia.

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very good price/quality October 27, 2014
Reviewer: PAOLO MORI from CIVITANOVA MARCHE, MARCHE Italy  
this pens is a lovely cheap workhorse, you can disassemble it all in a breath, so maintenance is supereasy, and you can adjust the nib and feed as you like, until you find the right equilibrium.

The nib perform quite smooth and yes it is quite versatile (in tthis price range you won't find anything better IMHO).

Very nice one, probably I'll purchase another one soon.

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Many technical problems October 26, 2014
Reviewer: Shan Reddy from Las Vegas, NV United States  
I have had very bad experiences with this pen, unfortunately. I bought the pen due to its critical acclaim and popularity on this site, but it has proved itself useless to me. Every time I open the pen, regardless of the pen I use, ink splatters out of the nib. It leaks without stop. Then, when I sit down to use it, it refuses to write smoothly. Skipping repeatedly in one line, it scratches about, even tearing the paper sometimes. I wish I had better things to say about the pen.

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So nice I bought a few... October 21, 2014
Reviewer: Robert from PA, United States  
This will be a bit of spam for GP.  I now own a few Noodler's pens for artistic reasons.  I have cut into the feeds, worked the nibs, and refined them into tools that I wanted for making lines of all types.  Love this pen and the Noodler's flex nib.  If anyone is apprehensive to tinker don't worry you might not have to, and if you do... maybe a nice person could help you through it *points to GP's video tutorials on maintenance*

As for the Ahab and less about the nib-  This is great ink capacity, very easy to take apart and clean, but unfortunately I was unable to walk away unscathed.  I used a bit of ink that had Hematite in it (Private Reserve - Shoreline Gold), and a noodler's ink (Whaleman's sepia) in the demonstrator and the pen turned fluorescent green.  The thing glows a ridiculous green color.  Oh well, at $20 you can not lose.

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Underrated misunderstood pen October 17, 2014
Reviewer: HC from Nassau, Bahamas  
Noodler's Ahab and Konrad line are excellent pens. A little "user prep" will make your new pen awesome. I've purchased many of these pens and learned the hard way. Follow these steps below for Noodler pen nirvana.

First flush your new pen. Use a dilute solution of dish soap, ammonia and water. Flush 5-6 times. Remove feed and nib, scrub with a toothbrush. Rinse. Ensure the nib slit is okay; slit should exist the whole nib length. Slit can be widened by pulling apart with thumb and forefingers. Ensure tines are aligned. After handling, re-rinse nib in ammonia solution, rinse.

Heat set the nib to the feed per Brian's video instrux or see the Noodler's website.

Reassemble by lining up nib slit with feed feeder channel leaving 5-8 ribs showing and 5-6 mm space from tip of nib to tip of feed. These specs make a nice wet flow. YMMV. You can also replace the nib with Goulet or Monteverde stubs, making the Ahab and Konrad two seriously versatile pens.

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