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Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Krakatoa Black Demonstrator
$20.00
Product Code N14006
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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Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Krakatoa Black Demonstrator

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!

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Rating
4.2143
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Body Color
Black
Body Material
Resin
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Piston
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Flex
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
12mm
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14mm
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17mm
Diameter - Grip
10.27mm
Length - Body
126mm
Length - Cap
58mm
Length - Nib
22mm
Length - Overall (Closed)
129mm
Length - Overall (Posted)
145.5mm
Weight - Body
11g
Weight - Cap
4g
Weight - Overall
15g
Weight
0.200 lbs
Length
1.000 in
Width
1.000 in
Height
1.000 in
Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Krakatoa Black Demonstrator is rated 4.2143 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Karakatoa and El Lawrence perfect match Bought a number of Noodler's Inks here and a Konrad Krakatoa and Ahab. Put the El Lawrence in the Krakatoa and haven't changed it since. The color of ink and of pen are perfect together, and I can write a particularly fine line with these two. My daily journal is a Moleskine, and I use this pen! (Rabaul Red also works in there beautifully, as does 54th MA in my Waterman Laureat). This Konrad wrote perfectly out of the box, unlike the other one I have, and I am eagerly awaiting restocking to get another. But to my surprise, the Krakatoa & El Lawrence are perfect together and my always-loaded pen. And I had thought I wanted more color...
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The pen itself.. The Noodler's Konrad arrived quickly and well packaged, and I put it to work immediately with some Noodler's Texas Bluebonnet ink. I was thankful that I had watched the nib adjustment videos first, as I didn't freak out when it dropped blobs on the paper. Cleaned it out, put it back together with an adjustment, and off to the races. I wasn't able to get it to spread out like on the videos here, but got some flex going. The dark demonstrator is very hard to see through in dim light, so if you want to see the insides, get a lighter shade.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wetter than expected I've watched the noodler's videos and I think I have an idea of how to install the feed and nib, but it still seems to write a little too wet. Other reviews show that if you flex too much or al little too fast you will get some 'railroading'. Despite my best effort to adjust things properly, I get the opposite problem... I get blobs of ink. I'll have to do a bit more research and play some more, but so far, I'm reluctant to use this pen for anything more than just playing around.... at least until I get the flow issue sorted out.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Konrad Krakatoa Noodler's pens in general are an excellent buy. They write well once the desired piston-lubricating ink has been selected. Flexible nib and huge reservoirs make Konrads one of the best choices for day after day writing. An occassional expelling of accumulated air helps keep the ink flowing. Wash these pens before using to remove any faint traces of manufacturing lublicants. It improves the ink flow noticeably.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flex Nib Pen I've used a rather expensive Japanese flex nib pen for sometime. The new Konrad Flex has now become my favorite "go to" pen for everyday use. Yes, I had to tweak the nib and feed, but that was it. The pen works flawlessly. And the folks at Goulet are a top notch staff. Quite satisfied with their service and my purchase. I'll go to them again.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good pen You can hardly see through it was advertized as a black demonstrator. I use this pen everyday for drawing...will be buying more Konrad's just not this particular color. I like the Konrad and will be buying more of them. Think I will stick with the clear domonstrator models.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I love Noodler's, but just like the Konrad. Well...if you have some experience with Noodler's pens like the Ahab, you will understand what I mean. Konrad is an improvement over Ahab in that it is a proper piston filler. The problem is that it writes inconsistently and it scratches the paper (cheap nib). I found that whenever I reach it after a while of not using it, it does not write initially. You have to play with it for a while before it works again. Having said that, once it works, it is great. If you like flex nibs, you will love this one. Also, you should get it if you are a bit of a novice because this pen is so easy to assemble and disassemble. This is Noodler's philosophy! You cannot destroy or break this pen when you take it apart! Noodler's takes a philosophical stand on owning great writing instrument and mastering its workings. All for $20. Keep in mind that you will not get precious materials for this price; in fact, your pen will smell like crap for a week or so. It will pass. Get it and love it.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Krakatoa Blac Unusable as delivered. Required heat treatment on the feed as per nathans video. You really shouldn't sell these pens without testing and rejecting the bad ones.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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