Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Midas Pearl

$23.00
Product Code N15058
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 - Midas Pearl

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
Gold
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 - Midas Pearl is rated 4.7778 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Flex Nib Fountain Pen! I had been looking for a Flex Nib Fountain Pen for some time now. I have a Lamy Joy and was trying to flex the nib by applying more pressure; alas, this is an italic nib it was an exercise in frustration. Brian pointed me towards the Noodler Ahab, which does what I want it to do! With a blend of hands-on customer service, quality vlogs, and blogs, I was up and running in no time. (I'm a newbie!) There are tens of other companies out there that sell pen at lower prices. Goulet Pens is the only company I know that goes the extra mile to interact with their customers. Even the pen was packaged with care and included note, which made the experience of writing that much more enjoyable. Every time I pick up my Ahab, I reflect upon the positive experience with Goulet Pens. I wholeheartedly recommend Goulet Pens for your next purchase.
Date published: 2015-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A hacker's pen This pen is definitely made for fiddling with. Expect to get inky tinkering around. Within five minutes of opening I damaged it (oops!) by twisting the cap on with the job protruding (be careful!). That aside, it's really a great pen. I'm still a newb (this is only my third fountain pen) and I'm having a great deal of fun with it. It's fun to write with, and does well (even with a slightly twisted nib)
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shading and easy to clean. This is my go to pen for writing to enjoy shading. The best features are unmatched value for the money and it is simple to dismantle for a thorough cleaning. The ease of cleaning will help make your collection last forever. This coupled with a nice paper such as Claire Fontaine will give beautiful letters to write for many years to come.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Gold Standard The pen is another winner. Writes well, smooth and easy from right out of the box. I still take them apart and clean them and readjust them just for the fun of it. I filled it with De Atramentis Gold ink and it was great doing holiday cards with it. Thanks to everyone at Goulet pens for exceptional service and quality products.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Pitman Shorthand If you are a person who is familiar with Esterbrook fountain pen with nib No. 9128 (extra flexible nib), you now know that this is virtually unattainable. But this pen is just perfect for taking Pitman shorthand. It does the heavy and like strokes with ease.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from S-m-o-o-t-h-! The Ahab Flex Fountain Pen wrote smoothly and beautifully from the first touch to paper. Very nice pen, and the Midas Pearl is an eye-catching finish.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahab Flex Pen- Midas Pearl Fantastic colour and writes very nicely. I received the pen in Australia quickly and the packing was truly awesome. Go Goulet crew!!!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pen I use this pen for drawing comics and it is a really good pen. And I can take it easily with me everywhere. It has a great flex.
Date published: 2015-05-28
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