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Noodler's Konrad Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - Red State


 
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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: 10 Write a review.

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Unusable October 19, 2014
Reviewer: Catherine Danks from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom  
No matter how I adjusted this pen and even after heat-setting, the nib constantly dripped. I would hold it upright, nib pointing down and just watch..drip..drip...drip until the pen was empty of ink. I learned to do this over the ink bottle to save ink.
If I attempted to write with it...blob...a pool of ink on the page. I wasn't using particularly 'wet' ink either, and tried a dry ink (Pelikan 4001), but nothing helped.
The cost of postage prevented me from sending it back for a refund, I didn't want to throw good money after bad. Will never again buy a Noodler's pen.

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Colors in the photo are deceptive. October 15, 2014
Reviewer: Adrian from Massachusetts  
I ordered the Red State edition because of the colors, but the pen I received doesn't look much like the photo.  The cap is more maroon than red and the barrel tends toward orange, so that's pretty disappointing.

That said, the pen itself is very nice.  I replaced the flex nib with a Goulet fine nib and this is one of the best writing pens I own.  So far I've only used Diamine Pumpkin ink in it, so I don't know if this is due to the ink or the Goulet nib.  I will load the pen up with Noodler's Ottoman Azure and see if it performs the same.

The pen is a decent, medium size.  Perhaps just slightly smaller than I tend to prefer but certainly acceptable.  It's lightweight and very comfortable for long stretches of writing at a time.

Recommended, especially with a Goulet replacement nib.  And don't be intimidated, a monkey with 5 thumbs on each hand could replace the nib in this thing with no problem.

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Hard to Post September 25, 2014
Reviewer: Stephen Nugent from Toney, AL United States  
Customer service was everything I have come to expect from the Goulet Pen Company.

I was disappointed in the Konrad because it did not really post the way I have come to expect other pens to post.  Every other Noodler pen I have posts easily.  The Konrad has to push rather forcefully to get the cap to post and stay.

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Piston September 4, 2014
Reviewer: Jiri Zahradnik from Havirov, Moravskoslezky kraj Czech Republic  
This pen is great for tingling and playing with it. As soon as it arrived, I have fitted in the zebra G dip nib. Writes well. However, after 3 days of contant use(cca 5 refills each day), the screwing part of piston, that part which makes the filling possible, fell of. Now I have to use it as an eyedropper. Still it is good pen.

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Fun September 1, 2014
Reviewer: Joe Lucero from Lakewood, CO United States  
The pen is fun, and writes well. For the price, I am quite pleased.

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