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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: 80 Write a review.

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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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Another Great Noodler's Pen September 5, 2014
Reviewer: Richard from Decatur, AL United States  
I am a VERY BIG fan of Noodler's pens. I immediately flushed it with water then filled it with Noodler's(N's) Black.  The nib had a startup problem caused by a slight nib misalignment.  After the nib tine adjustment, it became a smooth writing flex pen.  Be careful to not cross-thread the blind cap and pen body. This has happened to me on a similar pen.  I remain a happy Goulet Pens customer.  Thanks folks!

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Great customer service, pen not so much September 1, 2014
Reviewer: Oldgoatskc from Cartersville. , GA United States  
I received two Konrad pens. The first one had a twisted tine. I emailed Goulet Pens and that pen was replaced within 5 working day of receiving the first. Thanks Matt! The second pen I received leaked water. I took out the piston plunger to clean the pen with soapy water and found the body would drain completely empty within just a couple of seconds. I did manage to build a usable pen from various parts from the two pens. Goulet pens has great customer service but I don't think I will be getting any mor noodlers pens.

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