Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Pearl Wampum

Product Code N15061
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The Ahab flex pen was introduced in late 2011 and is currently Noodler's most popular fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston mechanism.
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Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Pearl Wampum

The Ahab flex pen was introduced in late 2011 and is currently Noodler's most popular fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston mechanism. If you'd like, you can even remove the piston mechanism and use the pen as an eyedropper for a massive 6ml ink capacity. The Ahab is made of a celluloid derivative and is technically biodegradable and formed from a "renewable resource". 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 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!

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Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Ahab
Body Color
Body Material
Cap Type
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Eyedropper, Piston
Grip Material
Nib Color
Nib Material
Nib Size
Diameter - Body
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
20mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip
9.9mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
128mm (5in)
Length - Cap
60mm (2.4in)
Length - Nib
20mm (0.8in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
139mm (5.5in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
170mm (6.7in)
Weight - Body
12g (0.4oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.2oz)
Weight - Overall
18g (0.6oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Eyedropper
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Pearl Wampum is rated 3.7143 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Pen I am a bit of a fountain pen newbie. Up until I bought this pen I had been refilling my Pilot Varsity and this is my first "non-disposable" fountain pen. I would highly recommend this pen to anyone who is looking for a nice "starter" pen like I was. The nib is fun once you get used to it and the pen holds a nice amount ink unmodified and ridiculous amount if you use it as an eyedropper. One caveat, if tinkering with your pen isn't something you think you would enjoy this pen probably isn't for you. On a fun note, the Pearl Wampum color of this pen is a bit darker than the photo and is almost a perfect match for De Atramentis Pearl Violet :)
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful pen! The Noodler's Ahab Flex was not what I was expecting when I first started using it. It didn't flex! But I loved the color (it's slightly darker than pictured online, which I was happy with). It wrote so smoothly though that I decided to keep it despite that it did not flex like I wanted. But after going through the video Brian had posted on how to tweak the pen, I got it to flex pretty well! Now I'm even more happy with it. Great pen for a great price. Takes a little tinkering but super glad I got it!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I was pleasantly surprised to find that the pen I got writes flawlessly out of the box. I didn't take the time to clean it first (as is recommended), but it writes beautifully without skipping. The color of this pen is very pretty. I never regret a Noodler's purchase!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen-Pearl Wampum This was a gift for my wife since she had played around with the completely black version of this pen. I didn't want to deprive her of the joy of having her own pen so I bought this one, cleaned it out thoroughly and now she's enjoying this too!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pretty pen, but.... This is a pretty pen. Felt a little too fat for my preference and would have been willing to adjust to that except that it either leaked all over me and my paper or wouldn't write at all. When I uncapped it and it had come completely apart is when I decided to box it up and send it back. I like the flex nib and will probably exchange for a Konradk, though I'm still debating after this, my first, experience with a Noodler's.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love it, but it leaks... Love the pen, but it leaked all over my pen wallet. :-(
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Disappointed I bought this pen to do some old fashioned scripts such as Spencerian and Copperplate, but the nib is far too hard for that. The pressure needed to thicken the line is too much for a smooth writing experience. I am a calligrapher, so the learning curve isn't an issue, the pen is. Too hard and the thinest line is too thick. It writes nicely as an ordinary fountain pen, though, so not a total waste, and, of course the price was small.
Date published: 2016-10-23
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