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Noodler's Konrad Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - Roaring 20's Brown Tortoise


 
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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: 57 Write a review.

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Do not get this as your first pen! February 3, 2014
Reviewer: Joseph Singer from Bowling Green, OH United States  
I got really frustrated at this pen and ended up taking the ink out and storing it. It's just too much work to use this on a everyday basis and too unreliable to use at school and work. It's just meant to play around with when trying to write fancy old fashioned letters. I was also really surprised at how small this pen is. I'm also not crazy about how the ink window  is an amber color; it just looks dirty. For what it is though, it gets the job done and flexes like its supposed too.

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Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Roaring 20's January 16, 2014
Reviewer: Jan Holmquist from Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden  
This is a very nice every day pen that you can also write a lot of calligraphy with. And at that price! The only trouble with Goulet pen is that it is not located in Europe.
A big hug to all of you from a satisfied Swedish fan of yours.

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Good, but Fragile December 25, 2013
Reviewer: Megan H from IN United States  
It took a lot of fiddling (which I expected), but once I got the nib and feed set appropriately this is a great pen that writes well. I'm not a fan of how much pressure it takes to flex, but it's not a dealbreaker.

My only two qualms with it are the performance of the Noodler's non-flex nib (which was purchased separately; I bought this pen before they were included) and the fragility of the pen. The non-flex nib is a hard starter and very dry. As for the fragility, pieces of the feed have broken off on several occasions while I was adjusting it (using my fingers, and I'm a tiny woman with tiny hands-- not exactly the Hulk in terms of hand strength). The pen still writes, but I'm afraid to try any more adjustments (or change nibs again) lest I irreparably break the feed doing so.

All in all it's a good pen that I use daily, but I expected a but more sturdiness out of something billed as a tinkerer's pen.

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Excellent fountain pen December 19, 2013
Reviewer: Stephen Donahue from Midlothian, TX United States  
I got this a while back and I like it a lot. It has a good feel to it, and the nib makes a nice fine line. Occasionally it needs a little prodding to get going, but all that takes is to exert a bit of pressure on the nib.  As I do this, I can see the ink as it travels down the gap.  The color is cool.  It looks and writes like a pen which is far more expensive.  I also like to adjust the pen, and I am happy that Noodler's encourages folks to experiment with their product.

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Good pen for a good price December 17, 2013
Reviewer: Fabian from Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein Germany  
I cleaned the pen after it got delivered and seem to have found a good nib and feed position on the first try. Writes very good, and personally I like that the steel nib is not as flexible as a gold nib, it's just right for the stuff I do and for use as an everyday pen.

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