Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Pink Tiger

Product Code N15038
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 - Pink Tiger

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!

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Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Ahab
Body Color
Body Material
Cap Type
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Eyedropper, Piston
Grip Material
Nib Color
Nib Material
Nib Size
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
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Pink Tiger is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I love Noodler's Ink. What better than a Noodler's pen to use with Noodler's Ink. Pen writes well. Feels great in the hand. The color is pleasing and the aesthetics pleasing. What was not so pleasing was the leaking in the bottom of my bag only to be discovered when reaching into said bag for pen and finding pen and hand covered in ink. Usually not so much a problem except when at a fiber festival surrounded by sheep and llama, but no sink and running water. Half a bottle of hand sanitizer and three pack of tissues later hand, pen, and bag good as new. Lesson learned, but pen in time out. Grounding up in a couple of days because I like the way it writes, the feel in the hand, and it just looks cool.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fountain Pen I had high expectations for the Ahab after doing extensive research. The only fountain pen and ink store in my city had the Pink Tiger's back ordered, so I decided to order off of The GPC. When the pen arrived, it was packaged perfectly, with not a scratch on it. The pen inked up well (I had to pump three times to get the piston completely full). The nib is extremely smooth! The ink flows very well (I have Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher in it currently). My only other pen is Lamy's Al-Star, and I have to say, Noodler's feels much better in my hands and is much lighter. (I have small hands). I know some people complain about the smell, but it is really quite faint. It took a few tries to get used to the flex aspect, but it looks absolutely WONDERFUL on paper! I'm still working on it, but I really love the effect it gives. Thank you so much Brian & team, I love the personal handwritten message, and I will continue to purchase from the GPC! You have a customer for life!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful pen! I have been waiting for this pen for what seems like forever! The colors of the pen are so pretty, and that makes the pen even more of a pleasure to write with. As far as the performance of the pen, I couldn't be happier. This is the second Ahab that I bought from the GPC, and it works great. In fact, they work so well that I now use my two Ahabs for note taking while I'm at school. The huge ink capacity is a definite plus, since I don't even have to refill them weekly. For $20, you simply won't find a better pen. I LOVE the Goulet Pen Company, and the beautiful handwritten notes they put on invoices. They put other businesses to shame with their excellent customer service! And their packaging could probably survive Armageddon...No more worrying about if your items will arrive intact. It's a pleasure to do business with them :-)
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous but NOT for beginners! This was my first fountain pen. That was a mistake. From the loading to figuring out the flex nib to the piston leaking, I was almost turned off fountain pens forever. But I kept practicing and am now in LOVE with this pen. The color is gorgeous, it's super light weight, and writes beautifully! Just a little too complex for a first-timer, in my opinion!
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very handy for carrying I wanted a pen that I could carry in my purse. I own many pens and they seem to dry out quickly in my purse. This one writes smoothly and it does not dry out. I also like it's funky pink color and swirl pattern.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib Piston Fill Fountain Pen - never heard of a pink tiger but the strips are nice. filled it with noodler's black. Always great service and fast delivery.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I got this roughly 6 months ago and have been pretty happy with it. It took me a while to learn how to write with it. (For referance ive been using noodlers ink) I have always held my pens very close to the end and on this pen the feed is exposed and if you brush it with your hand or let someone borrow it there will be ink everywhere. The flex mechanism is fun but you need to do it on good paper because the ink flow is very heavy and if the paper is of lower quality it will feather and bleed through, you also have to write quickly is you want fine lines because if you hesitate it will leave a blob of ink on the paper which is small but annoying. If i were to tinker with it a bit it might work better but i havent gotten to that point yet. Also, If you travel with the pen ink will shake out into the cap and onto the grip.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib Piston Fill FP -pink tiger Great color! Everyone asks where I got it and I'm more than happy to tell them.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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