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  Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Hudson Bay Fathoms Blue
Noodler's Konrad Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - Hudson Bay Fathoms Blue


 
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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: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 33 Write a review.

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Nice little pen June 24, 2014
Reviewer: Elijah Stephen from Missoula, MT United States  
First off, Goulet pens did an insanely effective job in packing my order! When I opened the box and saw all that blue bubble wrap I knew everything had arrived safe and secure. Good to know if I decide to drop some serious cash on one of the higher  priced pens. The Konrad is a great little pen and is my first experience with a flex nib and I gotta say it's just fun to write with! Needed some minor tweaking and heat setting the feed then this thing was ready to go. No railroading, makes inks pop, and gives your handwriting some flair! Really suprised at how well made it is for the price! Had a bit of a smell at first, but it faded after a week or so. Do yourself a favor and buy a Noodlers flexpen, you won't regret it. At that price and all the color variations there's a Konrad that fits anyone's taste!

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Tweaked it June 7, 2014
Reviewer: Souang Tellei from Portland, OR United States  
I was so excited when I got this pen (and other stuff) that it took me half an hour to unpack the box but once I got my hands on it I just had to watch the HOW TO clean the pen for the first time video. It really helps. It wrote REALLY wet the first time. I emailed and was directed to a video about heat setting. I was hesitant at first because it involved manipulating the pen. After trying the heat set it writes MUCH drier now and doesn't throw ink everywhere. This is a good thing. I like putting more pressure on the nibs to control the line. I might heat set it again just to be sure. I love being able to take the whole pen apart for cleaning.

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Great value, good pen March 31, 2014
Reviewer: Silas S.  
I paired this with a fine Goulet nib.  Heat set the nib using Brian's hot water method, and it is writing beautifully.  A great daily writer.

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good pen March 31, 2014
Reviewer: Stephen A from New River, AZ United States  
I love the Konrads,

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Cost-effective, and works well after cleaning. January 16, 2014
Reviewer: Pierre M. from Chicago, IL United States  
I've only tried it so far with the Noodler's FIRM nib, and it's a very good writer. I'm quite pleased. No leaks, or nonsense.

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