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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: 84 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
A reliable piston filler! October 13, 2014
Reviewer: Matthew Moyer from Miami, FL United States  
The Konrad is durable, easy to use and a pleasure to write with.

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Fab Pen October 3, 2014
Reviewer: Julian Peters from Ardmore, PA United States  
I really like piston fillers, at least at work where I have access to bottled ink.  Perhaps not so useful on the road.
Easy to take apart to clean.  Takes the Goulet nibs easily.  The flow is fine.  Perhaps a bit wet too wet for cheap paper.  I am going to try and EF Goulet nib.  I have small hands, but I actually prefer the the size of the Ahab, and that it is tapered close to the nib.  The Konrad is straight and perhaps not quite so nice to hold.  The threads may bother some people.  Anyway, these are my personal preference.
I can't give it 5 stars only because I haven't tried the flex nib.  Also it's may not be for everyone.  However I find it a great daily writer and cheap enough to throw it around.  I like this pen so much that I have nearly stopped using my Lamy CP1!

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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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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
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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