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  Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Clear
Noodler's Konrad Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - Clear


 
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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 of 5 | Total Reviews: 82 Write a review.

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Konrad Flex September 24, 2014
Reviewer: Crystal from San Francisco, CA United States  
This pen was a great surprise. I had read how the pen had to be adjusted to work but mine worked beautifully out of the box. The clear body looked better than I expected, it was very transparent not opaque and demonstrated the ink level beautifully. I was also really impressed with how solid the pen feels, it has a nice weight that gives your a comfortable writing experience.

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Brief odd (dried feed?) experience September 24, 2014
Reviewer: Carol from Concord, CA United States  
Great pen, but I had an odd experience with it at first. I took it apart and cleaned it, then set the parts outside in the shade to air out.

The airing got rid of the new-pen smell, but when I inked the pen up, the ink poured out in huge drips. (Yikes!)

In case the ink was too lubricated, I flushed the pen thoroughly and filled it with water. The water stayed in. Then I tried ink. The ink stayed in. The pen has behaved perfectly ever since.

The ink I tried first is not lubricated. So I wonder whether the feed got too dried out and shrank a bit in the dry California August heat, so it didn't fit snugly and allowed the ink to drip out? And if flushing it repeatedly and then filling it with water let it swell back up to normal, so it fit and worked properly?

Can an ebonite feed do that? Has anybody else had that experience? Regardless, I really like the pen now.



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great September 12, 2014
Reviewer: Shane Garland from Sydney , NSW Australia  
Really had to rework this one after putting the cap on too tight and damaging the nib. Now it does excellent fine hairlines and good flex.

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Outstanding Pen September 8, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Roanoke, VA United States  
I had heard that Noodler's pens can require a bit of tinkering, so I was not expecting perfection out of the box for my clear Konrad demonstrator. I was wrong. I flushed the pen with ammonia based window cleaner, then several times with plain water, and filled the pen with Noodler's X-Feather ink. The pen worked flawlessly at once and continues to do so. It is very easy to get anything from a fine line to a broad. I appreciate the huge ink capacity, and the security of having a blind cap on the filler knob. And the pen posts beautifully. Another bonus is the ability to do any necessary maintenance of the filler piston with O-rings and silicone grease available from a hardware store. I own 20 fountain pens, some very fine writers, but if I were to have to live with just one pen, this would get serious consideration.

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favorite pen! September 8, 2014
Reviewer: Mike Baron from Wall, NJ United States  
great pen! It definitely takes some fiddling to get it to write/flex properly but when it does its fantastic! remember to brush the feed throughly with soapy water before use, as there can be left over machine oils that will render the pen useless. once that's said and done writes like a dream! would recommend 10/10

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