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Noodler's Konrad Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - Pequods Smoke


 
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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: 19 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
The Konrad, my first Noodler's pen August 2, 2014
Reviewer: Judith from Arcata, CA United States  
As someone who draws in pen and ink, I really wanted to try Noodler's pens as I'm used to flexible dip pen nibs. Money is a bit of an issue so after many videos and reviews (thank you Goulet pen company!) I decided to try the Konrad first.

I'm very happy with the Konrad. Yes, it takes a bit of tinkering but that also means it is adaptable to more or less ink flow, can be thoroughly cleaned, etc and thus can be used with a variety of inks. The more I use the pen, the more flexible the nib becomes. And it is so easy to clean (thanks again for the vids) when I want to change inks.

I will be purchasing the Ahab to use as an eyedropper pen and some Goulet nibs to use with my Noodler's pens. In particular, I've been eying the Goulet italic nibs.

(Note: my favorite use for my Konrad has been with the Goulet 1.1 italic stub as its nib. With this nib, the Konrad writes like a dream and very reliably.)

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Excellent February 7, 2014
Reviewer: Scott Carden from Atlanta, GA United States  
Fountain pens costing twenty times as much as this one often don't write this well.  These pens are a throwback to times when one's script had an expressive flair.  I really love the lines!

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Cap can bend Nib... February 7, 2014
Reviewer: Jesse Waldrop from Saint Paul, MN United States  
I watched a video review of this pen awhile back when I was deciding whether or not I wanted to plunk down $20 on this pen. The major issue was with the pen cap screwing down too far and bending the nib. I thought this was an anomaly, and thought with enough care I wouldn't have the same issue. Unfortunately I did. Even being careful I ended up bending a nib.

Of course this is a cheap pen, and as such my loss wasn't great.

The pen is good in spite of this. It's comfortable to hold, and the twist mechanism to draw up ink is good, but not great.

Just be careful when screwing the cap down!

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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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Looks great, a little wet January 8, 2014
Reviewer: Vincent Gau from Rego Park, NY United States  
I'm not proficient enough to figure out if this is a problem with my ink or my pen.  It's a ton of fun using the pen, feels good though.

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