Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - December 25th

$23.00
Product Code N15030
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
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 - December 25th

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!

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Ahab
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Green
Body Material
Resin
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Eyedropper, Piston
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Flex
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
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
6.17ml
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
2.00ml
Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - December 25th is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just an Average Pen.... Bought this pen several months ago and have tried many different kinds of ink in it. There are a lot of removable parts with this pen and it's not the easiest / most efficient pen to fill. Not a bad pen, but there is nothing spectacular about this pen, and, for the price, I think there are much better pens out there (e.g. Lamy Safari, Pilot Metropolitan, etc...). I've experienced flow issues where the pen has not been able to keep up with me and there is a sort of "scratching" of the nib on the paper that is a bit off-setting. That being said, it is a flex nib, so if you want to learn to put wider lines to certain letters then it might be worth picking one up to play around with. I might recommend using a lubricated / eel ink to try to minimize some of the flow issues. Not a bad pen, just not one of my favorites....
Date published: 2015-11-10
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