Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Charon's Panther

$23.00
Product Code N15037
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 - Charon's Panther

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
Pink
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 - Charon's Panther is rated 4.7778 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Pen....After Some Tinkering I was delighted to receive this pen as a Christmas gift. It is the perfect shade of pink accented nicely by the black swirls and writes wonderfully in cursive (after some adjustment). I did have to clean and adjust the nib/feed before the pen worked properly, but it now works beautifully. And, as an added bonus, I now feel like a fountain pen guru for fixing it.
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Stink Panther. I've acquired quite a few of these Ahab pens from good ol' GP, and most of them have that distinct 'bouquet' when you first take them out of the box. This pinkie was no different, so I renamed it the Stink Panther. Writes wonderfully, and sadly that 'aroma' has all but faded. Alas.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A mighty fine pen A great pen for the price. The piston system makes this amazingly easy too clean. The nib offers good variation of line, tough not fine enough to replace a quill for copperplate work.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Pen I think this pen is fantastic -- and given the price, it's almost unbelievable. It has a good weight, smooth flow -- just a delight. And Goulet Pen Co. was excellent to deal with.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from flex fountain pen writes with smooth, and ease. fits well in my hand.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab - Charon's Panther I really wanted to fall in love with this pen. Thanks only to the wonderful Customer Service and dedication to quality of the Goulet Pen Company, I can now say I do love this pen. It is a favorite of mine to write with. Thank you, all, so much!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahab: Charon's Panther I bought one for myself and one for my girlfriend. It's a wild looking pen and always good for a laugh. I purchased it along with Noodler's Hellfire (pink) ink. It's a great combination and loads of fun... socially and artistically.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Pen I really like this pen. After arriving, I did a good rinsing and cleaning and I've been really happy with this pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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