Testing the Noodler's Triple Tail Flex Pen

Handwriting with variation in line widths, and the Noodler's Triple Tail

The Noodler's Triple Tail offers a three-tined music nib on a body style that is quite familiar to a few already beloved models. Read on to learn more or check out Brian and Drew's video below!

The Triple Tail, named for a type of fish, sports a three-tined music nib and a cigar-shaped body style that is reminiscent of the Noodler's Ahab. The Triple Tail also has a similar slide piston filling mechanism like the Ahab. But the size and girth are closer to Noodler's other three-tined music nib pen, the Neponset. Like all other Noodler's Pens, the Triple Tail is designed to be disassembled without tools and is a true "tinkerer's pen" for those that like to adjust and fix pens themselves.

Handwriting using the Noodler's Triple Tail

The Triple Tail is the first Noodler's pen to feature a threaded nib housing. Within this new housing, you will find a new design of the Music nib and feed as well. The new nib features a more streamlined look without the previous wings seen on the side of the nib. The feed appears to also be a better fit in the pen to help the pen have a more consistent flow. The Triple Tail is also fashioned from a new material that is free of "The Smell" that is noted with other Noodler's pens. The cotton butyrate mix material is both sturdy and odor-free for the most part.

The Triple Tail is not a standard #6 nib, so swap nibs at your own risk. The pen should be compatible with the nibs from the Neponset, Ahab, and Konrad. The feed is designed to keep up with the three-tined construction so we would not recommend trying to swap this nib onto other pens as it would be a tight fit and other feeds likely could not keep up with the flow demands of the music nib.

Upon launch, the Triple Tail is only available in Clear.

Noodler's Flex nib being used to create line variation