Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Huron

$23.00
Product Code N15054
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 - Huron

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 - Huron is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cool pen So I had a bit of a disaster with this pen and it accidentally ended up on the floor nib down. Sigh. However, I did have fun playing with it before that. Since I could get the nib back where it should be (yet), I got a Goulet nib that I've been using with it. With the Goulet nib, it writes SUPER wet, and if I end up shaking it, ink splatters everywhere. I haven't been successful in my attempts to heat set the feed, which might tame it a bit. However, I still enjoy writing with it. It's really comfortable to use, and I LOVE how easy it is to clean out! I'm considering getting a second Ahab at some point! As for the color, it doesn't have as many swirls in the finish as I thought it might have, so it wasn't entirely what I was expecting, but I like it well enough. It also smells weird. I've had it for a while now, and the smell has faded a bit, but it still smells weird. I've gotten used to it, though.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Don't Care for the Swirly Color This is my second Ahab. Except for the filling mechanism which I find sticks, I like the Ahab a lot. My first one was your basic black, so for the second one I thought I'd get a bit more daring. To me, the swirly colors just look cheap. Also, the cap hardly seems to match with the body in looks. Still it's a pen that I like enough to use daily so basically I'm nitpicking..
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahab Pens Have not inked this one yet as it is one mainly purchased to add to my Ahab collection. I am working on collecting all the different Ahab pens but I am sure that it will write as well as my Mandarin Yellow, Clear Demonstrator and Ahab's Pearl (White) which are my daily carriers and workhorse pens for all occasions and will be inked at some time in the future.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool for first timer I only had a bit of experience with fountain pens previous to this. I really like the pen. The flex is awesome and even I can manage some pretty handwriting when using it. Really happy with the purchase. For $20 bucks it's a deal. The Ink-loading mechanism is awesome and I find it holds more than enough ink for my use.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new Ahab This is my second Ahab from Goulet and I love them both. It writes great and is fun to own. Hard to beat a $20 pen that writes so well. I also want to say I have been extremely impressed with the customer service from Goulet, all the way down to the packaging. You guys are awesome, especially Alex!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good pen for testing A big pen for this price. Fully disassemblable and adjustable. Quick and easy nib exchange. Upgradable to eyedropper! The fine flex nib need a big pressure to have a good line variation but steel neeb seems to be undeformable.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from terrific pen for the price Hard to believe how much pen this is for 20 bucks. Nice and big, easy to hold, sits just right in my (larger) hands. Interchangeable nibs and humongous ink capacity are pluses. I could see having several more of these.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service! I received my Ahab sooner than I expected. Packaging was excellent. The pen is great! What more can you ask for? Thank you.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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