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Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Midas Pearl
$20.00
Product Code N14014
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
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 - Midas Pearl

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
3.8
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Body Color
Gold
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 - Midas Pearl is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Pen; if you don't mind heat setting So there's a secret trick with heat-setting a Noodler's Pen: if you get some hot water and load it up through the feed and wait 15 minutes, you're done. Having said that getting it to the point that you feel comfortable with it staying set that way can be a challenge. I've had my Midas Pearl for about six months now, I wish I had gotten the Roaring 20's Tortoise when it was available but I can always dream. In general I've had Konrads for a little over a year and they're great. Lately I've had standard Shaeffer Skrip loaded into my Pearl and you can't beat the classic result from that combo.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Call me crazy, but I like the smell... I have a lot of Noodler's pens now. The first one I got smelled like butt for sure and I quickly tried to soak it in soapy water in the hopes it would go away. The initial stink is the killer straight out of the box and then it goes away after a couple weeks. But now I like the smell. It's like a "Funky Blueberry" to me. It's a homey smell that makes me smile. I associate it with all the fun of being a fountain pen user. I like to hold it right under my nose like a cigar and take a bit whiff while I'm thinking about what to write next. It's the same reason why some people love lamb--it smells nasty but to them it's like being home on the farm! Besides the smell of course, this pen has a built-in piston! What a deal. I followed sbrebrown's advice and installed a Brause Rose nib in this one--needed some pliars to shape that nib, but it works awesome!!! Now I have Uber Flex!!!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from having trouble I was really excited at first when i got the ink to flow smooth. Only downfall is that my tip had bent. I had attempted to carefully fix it but now the flow is horrible. I am looking for a replacement tip but until then its losing out to the sailor candy fountain pen in terms of favorite. probably won't be buying another one either...
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good starting point, but needs tuning. The pen is a fair deal for what it is, but it does feel perhaps cheaply made. The nib was so scratchy when I first got it that it tore up fibers of paper. After placing a Goulet 1.1 in it - flawless. Would buy, but be aware it will need some TLC.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A golden pearl The Konrad is a great pen. not quite as large as an Ahab, but more hand filling than the creaper. this particular design has a great finish and texture. The flex nib is wonderful if you remember to watch your hand pressure.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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