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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: 238 Write a review.

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Noodler's Ahab Flex Pen review August 19, 2014
Reviewer: RJ from Augusta, KS United States  
The nib of the pen meets my expectations but I am unhappy with the way the ink drains out into the barrel and cap when not in use. If I don't remove the ink that has leaked out before I begin using it the results are disastrous.

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AWESOME PEN!! August 19, 2014
Reviewer: Carlos Quinones from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico  
I have read all over the internet and I really do not know what is the fuss about the ink flow on this pen... I just follow the recommendations on the description about cleaning the feed with soapy water... the feed is made from ebonite so there are going to be some residues left behind when the feed is manufactured... so when I cleaned it with soapy water and with a toothbrush... you can actually see the residue (little particles of ebonite) coming out of the feed!! I let it dry put everything back together (very easy to do, Brian has a great video on this!!) inked it up!! and there you go!! one of the best and most reliable pens I ever have and for this price!! its just awesome!!! I strongly recommend this pen just follow the cleaning instructions before using for the first time and you will be as happy as I am right now!!!

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pilot metropolitan August 19, 2014
Reviewer: Van Bankston from Milford, PA United States  
This response is not about the Noodler it is about the most recent purchase of the Pilot MetropolitanAppearance is superb.
I find the ridge on the  joint that connects the body of the pen to the cap is in a bad position for me.  It ridge interferes with the normal place I hold a pen.  It is uncomfortable and I am having to learn to deal with repositioning my fingers to accommodate the ridge.  
I ordered the fine nib due to hearing Mr Goulet's opinion.  However, it is too fine for me.  The Japanese M would have probably be better for me.  It has actually made me hesitant to order.

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It's nice August 18, 2014
Reviewer: Holly Pickett from Las Vegas, NV United States  
I like most things about this pen. For general writing the nib is nice. For flex writing, it's stiff. Not really digging that but I enjoy writing with it otherwise. The one thing I don't like is that it gets leaky near the nib.
I was able to tinker with it, clean it and reassemble with no problems.

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Ahab August 13, 2014
Reviewer: Judith from Arcata, CA United States  
I got this as I want to collect Noodler's pens. From the reviews I've read, I did not expect to like it as much as my Konrad. I usually prefer a smaller in diameter and more lightweight writing instrument.

The Ahab nib was too wet at first (ink all over the fingers) but the heat setting trick Brian demonstrated on video fixed that immediately. I am now preferring my Ahab over the Konrad. Partly because I ordered a demonstrator and it's easier to see the ink level than in my more opaque Konrad.

I wanted a flexible nib (for drawing) and the nib on the Ahab (potluck, I know) is more flexible than that on my Kondrad. But even when I exchanged the nibs as an experiment, the Ahab continued to respond better to my hand and with more flex, and I write light handedly. Go figure.



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