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Noodler's Konrad Flex Fountain Pen - Mars Pearl
$20.00
Product Code N14036
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 - Mars 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
3.6667
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Body Color
Red/Burgundy
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 - Mars Pearl is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Konrad Mars Pearl The Konrad & Nib Creaper pens were part of my first order from Gouletpens. The pens and inks I ordered arrived quickly and nicely packaged. It had been a while since I had ordered any Noodler's ink and I was surprised to learn Noodler's was now also making pens. I was anxious to try them out. I like the design of this pen. Nice shape and size. Nice color too. Cool ink sight window. Easy to disassemble for cleaning. Fiddling with the nib and feed is part of the fun of these pens. I find it likes a different setting with different inks. I like the larger diameter of the Konrad compared to the Creaper pen. The only thing I don't like, and this is probably just a personal thing with how I hold the pen, but I find my fingers end up griping the pen over the cap threads on the body of the pen and the threads digging into my fingers becomes annoying after a long session of writing. That being said. I like the Konrad enough that I have ordered a second one - adding 2 Ahab pens to the 2nd order.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Every Day Pen I bought this pen mostly for the color. I already have a Noodler's Konrad, so I knew I'd like this one too. Noodler's pens are great for tinkerers who want to adjust their pen's flexibility. As it comes, it has a little flex, but it takes very little work to get more out of it. The nib is nice and smooth, and I've never had a problem with either of my Konrads drying out. My only complaint is that the nibs are not as fine as I'd like, but I knew this going in, so it doesn't bother me.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favorite, but okay Inked it up, started writing - no flex used, just simple writing w/ no pressure - and it emptied the ink all over my paper. Haven't given it another shot but it will likely stay in a drawer.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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