Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Baltic Amber

$23.00
Product Code N15046
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 - Baltic Amber

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
Yellow
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 - Baltic Amber is rated 3.1429 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goulet Pen Company Customer Service Their customer service is among the best I ever dealt with, they answer customer's concerns really fast, their approach couldn't be better, their web site is amazing (videos) and their catalog is very good. I am really happy being their customer. In regards to my Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen, I can say that I was very excited when I bought it, pretty disappointed when I received it (ink flow and terrible odor) but, after I followed their instructions, I'm happy again with this pen, it is a very good option in an affordable price range, as well as its ink capacity is situated among the best I've seen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for a quality pen! I recently got interested in fountain pens and after hours and hours of research and YouTube videos I decided to jump in with both feet. I purchased several pens, inks and tablets. The Ahab is just as advertised. It writes smooth with plenty of line variation if you choose to have it perform that way. The experience at Goulet was awesome. I have since order several more pens, tables, inks and accessories. I highly recommend this pen. As a matter of fact, I just ordered several more.
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not For Writing Great concept and great design, but these nibs are not for writing. If you are the artsy type then this is for you. If you want an everyday writer, look elsewhere, or maybe try it with one of the new Gouletpens nibs. I should probably give a third star just for the great service from Gouletpens.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it I love it. I bought this for me, then I use this pen everyday. It's so cool.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth your time or money... I've tried a couple of these Ahabs. The reason they encourage tinkering with the pen is that it requires a high level of maintenance. So much time and tinkering just to get a pen to function at such a low level...
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Noodlers Ahab Pen refused to write when filled via plunger ... very disappointing purchase from Goulet
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still working with it.... So far my only complaint is the horrible smell! It is not as bad as it was a month ago.
Date published: 2015-05-19
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