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Product Code N17035

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Product Code N17035

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This translucent yellow demonstrator Noodler's Nib Creaper flex fountain pen features a small, slender body with a steel flexible #2 nib and a twist piston mechanism. A small ink window shows how much ink is left in your pen. These pens are made from a celluloid derivative. The vegetal resin body of this pen may show particles or striations within the material. This is most noticeable in demonstrators and bright colors.

The Nib Creaper (also known as the "Standard Flex Pen") was the first fountain pen produced by Noodler's, introduced in 2010. 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 and heat set for optimal performance. Don't be afraid to get a little ink on your fingers while you learn how to use this pen.

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!

Click here to download the printable PDF instruction sheet for the Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex.

Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Yellow
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Yes
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

1
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Piston
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Size
Flex
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
10.7mm (0.4in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
12.4mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15.9mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

7.8mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

113mm (4.4in)
Length - Cap
57mm (2.2in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

13.3mm (0.5in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
128mm (5in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

148mm (5.8in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

8g (0.3oz)
Weight - Cap
2g (0.1oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
10.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.

1.00ml

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous
Love the performance, hate the... smell

I've never used a flex pen before, and Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex Fountain Pen was a revelation. I love that I can take it completely apart, and look forward to playing around with using setting for the nib. The tech specs say, "The vegetal resin body of this pen may show particles or striations within the material. This is most noticeable in demonstrators and bright colors." What it doesn't mention, however, is the funky smell (yes, even after you completely flush it!). It smells like, well, it smells like cat poo. The smell is slowly dissipating, thankfully.

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Shayla
Lovely!

I'm fascinated with this pen. I'm still getting to know fountain pens and this was a pleasant surprise. It was easy to fill with ink and writes quite smoothly, even on the plainest of papers. I can see myself using this on a daily basis for grocery lists as well as on a candlelit evening in my journal.

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R S.
Favorite writer: the nib creaper. Happy flex nib.

With Noodlers ink, each of my nib creaper pens is delightful to use. I begin each day writing in my journal, I rotate between about a dozen pens, using different inks. I've discovered that price is not the best indicator of a writer's satisfaction. There are times any pen needs cleaning, this pen is the easiest to dis assemble, to soak each part. In moments it is clean and ready for the next color of ink. What a delight! By measure of price and satisfaction it is highly valuable among all my pens. Bob S.

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Mojohand1968
Once dialed in this is a dream to play with

Bought this with only one expectation and that was to draw and test the flexibility of the nib even on a receipt it is amazing and the choice of ink also helps with shading properties

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Renee
My first flex nib pen

I wanted to try out a flex nib, so, since my favorite color was out of stock, I went with this bright yellow/honey looking color. It's not. It's a dull brownish/honey color, which is very disappointing. Just a poor choice on my part, but didn't want to bother with trying to exchange it, so, I went ahead and put in Pilot Iroshizuku ink and tried it out. Very cool! Writes like a fine with no pressure, and with a little pressure I get a varying width line. I like it, it's just going to take me a LOT of practice to get the pressure/no pressure rhythm down pat. Yes, it does smell bad, but it's not as horrid as others made it sound. Not a problem for me because after a couple minutes I don't really notice it any more. I probably will someday get another, perhaps the Ahab or even another Creaper (love the name of it)... and I'll be sure to choose a better color!

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.