$40.00
Product Code N14054
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The Konrad Ebonite flex pen was introduced in 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. This Konrad is made of a ripple-patterned ebonite.
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Noodler's Konrad Ebonite Flex Fountain Pen - Dixie #10 Jade Pine Cone Ripple (Special Edition)

The Konrad Ebonite flex pen was introduced in 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. This Konrad is made of a ripple-patterned ebonite.

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.

We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, expect some variation in the pattern from what you see here. But hey, that just makes each pen unique!

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
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Konrad
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Green
Body Material
Ebonite
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Piston
Grip Material
Ebonite
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Flex
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
12.6mm
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.3mm
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18mm
Diameter - Grip
9.97mm
Length - Body
135mm
Length - Cap
65mm
Length - Nib
22mm
Length - Overall (Closed)
144mm
Length - Overall (Posted)
161mm
Weight - Body
12g
Weight - Cap
6g
Weight - Overall
18g
Noodler's Konrad Ebonite Flex Fountain Pen - Dixie #10 Jade Pine Cone Ripple (Special Edition) is rated 4.3636 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a pen - the ueber-Konrad! This is my third Ebonite Konrad. They successively got longer (this one is over 5 mm longer than my first "Sahara Ripple"). They are all beautifully crafted, unique pens. The finish can easily be brought to a mirror-like sheen with a bit of Goulet's micromesh cloth, a jeweler's cloth and some elbow grease. I could not remove the nib/feed from this one for a thorough scrubbing, so I just flushed with water and a bit of dishwashing detergent. Then loaded some Diamine "Twilight" and voila: perfect flow, super smooth nib (unflexed more "medium" than "fine" in this case), has been writing a full day's duty so far with nothing to complain about. The beautiful green rippled barrel, accented and contrasted by the black section, cap and blind cap is iconic of the aesthetics of days gone by: teutonic, somewhat spartan, but utterly functional and not without some understated "flair". The piston on this one is the smoothest on any Konrad I had so far. Amazing! Recommended!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Out of the box issues This was my first new fountain pen I had purchased. I have had great success with older 14k nibs that had some flex but I didn't want to push it too much. I got the Konrad hoping to have a flex nib that would give me some excellent line variation and it hasn't come close. The tines would click when I wrote with it and had to adjust it. Extremely scratchy writing. When ink does flow, it looks great! But it has problems with starting and keeping flow. The nib is a railroading nightmare. Trying to adjust the nib (it is in there pretty good) my hand slipped and I stabbed my finger. I shouldn't have to mod a feed or a nib if its advertised as a "Flex" pen. I don't recommend this pen.** I did some sample writing for this review and was surprised when it wrote well! Then the flow dropped off and went back to nothing. Unimpressed. Sticking to Noodler's Inks over their pens.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More reliable than some might lead you to believe This is my second ebonite Konrad. I bought my first as a "gamble" after hearing concerns about quality control &c, but was pleasantly surprised ... twice, now, with the reliability of the pen ... an ebonite piston filler for $40? Good deal. The nib is decent and serviceable, but don't expect much flex ... think of it as a basic "med-fine" with a bit of character, and on the scritchy side. You won't confuse this with a Pelikan piston or an Edison ebonite pen, but ... for the price you get a good deal.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Flex but very light weight This is my first flexible nib pen, so I don't have much to compare this too, however I would say that this does produce line that is variable. It does require a fair amount of pressure, enough to leave nib imprints on the backside of Rhodia paper, however with the right ink, it does produce a nice look. The pen is very light, almost too light or I would have given it 5 stars, but this is personal preference.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good fountain pen (but not so good flex nib) The nib was a little disappointing. I expected it to present a greater flrxibility than I noticed. As a normal pen, without putting pressure, the nib behaves like a fine size. However, applying pressure, you get almost no variation in the thickness of the lines. I wonder whether it is possible to use it for writing caligraphy in a efficiently way. I believe I was lucky and the feed did not have any problem (besides breaklines when I try to flex the nib) The pen finish is of excellent quality. I was surprised by the quality.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful pen First, this is a very nice looking pen. It is light and well balanced. The grip is very good, the barrel at the grip is large so the pen rests confortably on the fingers. the main feature is the flex nib which permits medium to broad line variations while fine lines can be obtained by reverse writing. The nib gives just the right amount of feedback to allow precise cursive writing without slowing down writing speed. Reverse writing is not scratchy, there is just a little more feedback.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Beginning Flex Pen With Good Potential I'm writing this review with the price in mind- of course you can find a better pen, but I have zero regrets with regard to this purchase. I've been casually learning calligraphy with an italic nib for about a year and a half as of this review, and the Konrad is my first flex pen. I'd still say I'm a fountain pen "beginner", but probably a very well-informed beginner. I think the pen looks beautiful. No surprises, it looks just like all the pictures on this site. The ink window is nice. The cap screws on, which is fine by me, and it is postable. I use it posted. I've seen lots of reviews of these ebonite pens saying they smell horrible. I was (happily) underwhelmed with that aspect. It smells a little rubbery I guess, but it's pretty faint and not at all annoying to me. I might not have taken any notice at all if I hadn't been expecting it. The piston filling mechanism is built in- you screw off the little endcap thing at the back of the pen to reveal the piston knob. I initially had to use a good amount of torque to get the piston to budge (annoying because I wasn't positive which way I needed to twist), but once it moved it worked fine from then on. It's your standard simple and painless piston filler. Without any flexing and with the feed pushed as far as it can go into the section (it's a friction-fit), the pen is writing really smooth and fairly wet- in a way that feels really nice. I've started using it to take notes at class. Noodler's Black ink is working just fine for me, so I haven't tried anything else since my first day with the pen. After first acquiring and flushing out the pen, it took me a few hours (having started with almost no idea of what I was doing) tinkering around with the feed and nib and a few inks before I was happy with the ink flow when taking flexing into account, but I was prepared for that, and I have a much better understanding of how the pen works than I would have if I didn't mess around with it. Mr. Goulet has a helpful YouTube video explaining how the placement of the feed in relation to both the section and to the nib influence the ink flow and flex ability. The pen comes with a steel flex nib, and I am aware that the line width variation isn't as significant as it could be with a better nib. But this is plenty sufficient for me right now, so I'm happy with it. It railroads a little more than I'd like, but I've definitely found that there's a sort of technique to mitigating that, and I'm improving. In the meantime, I just fill in the any pesky gaps with ink and that looks fine. As I understand, the nib can be swapped out for others, and it's possible to manually alter the feed for a wetter flow with a power tool. For a $20/$40 flex pen, this seems reasonable. Ultimately, I can't say whether my experience is representative, but I'm definitely having fun with the Konrad and I can already see improvements in my Copperplate. Especially for such an inexpensive pen, I'm thrilled.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific, fun pen Despite some reviews this pen worked for me right out of the box. It has been easy to fill and clean. Though not a soft flex, the Noodler's Konrad has just the amount of semi- flex I prefer as I am an artist, not a calligrapher. The Konrad has done well with several choices of ink thus far and line variation is good. This pen is comfortable in the hand for long periods of drawing time and I expect I will enjoy drawing with the Konrad for many sessions to come.
Date published: 2015-06-03
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