Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Plum Pearl

Product Code N15064
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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 - Plum 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!

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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 - Plum Pearl is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome I ordered a couple Ahabs and some assorted doodads, and they were in the mail the next day. I had them in my hands two days after that. That is sensational-thanks, everyone. The pens both dud exactly what I expected them to do, right out of the box. I washed them out, inked them up, and they were already rocking. I've heard a lot about having to fiddle with them to get them to write, but that was not my experience at all. I did, however, get two, because I wanted one for everyday sort of journally writing, and I wanted to fiddle with one till it's loose and juicy, for drawing and serious messing around. At any rate-completely, utterly pleased with the pens and my experience with the company. You guys are terrific!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab Plum Pearl I had to wait and suffer for almost four weeks, but...what a lovely surprise is to me, now, to feel the flexibility of a really well done steel nib, using a pleasant big and ergonomic pen, in a really trendy colour finish and renewed handwriting in some shades of green... Thank you very, very much, Gouletpens!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from not for the begginer This is a very cheap and interesting pen. But out of the box it?s rubbish, needs a lot of work to get it to work properly. But after I spent some ( a LOT of) time tinkering with it I fell in love with it, and carry it everywhere. Great introduction to flex fountain pens if you are willing to adjust and play with it. Made the "Ease my flex mod" on all of them and now they are pretty close to my vintage flex fountain pens. Highly recommended if you are willing to spend time tinkering with it.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of Use! I bought one of these pens for myself last year, I hadn't used a fountain pen since I was in boarding school many years ago - to my relief this one was so much easier than the ones back then....and no mess! So when my niece said she loves using pen and ink, I ordered her this one for Christmas with a variety of ink colors to try. Can't wait to hear what she says. I sending it to her in the original, creative packaging, complete with the Tootsie Pop.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab Sooooooo frustrating!!! I've cleaned out the feed twice, and still this pen will not start properly and often skips. It is billed as "flexible," and I suppose it is as compared to a nail, but it isn't as flexible as I expected after using antique flexible pens. This is my second purchase of a Noodler's pen that turned out to be a serious disappointment. Why is it so difficult for Noodler's to build and sell a product that actually works?
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from this is the one... i currently own 7 ahabs and this is THE one... the finicky one that railroads with most inks, doesn't flex well, squeaks when i write and has required multiple sessions of feed heat setting. the plum pearl color is really pretty. i may try one of my replacement noodler's flex nibs in it to see if that helps and i'm also contemplating getting a replacement feed as well. oh well... for $20, they can't all be winners.
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 Great pen This one required far less tinkering. My wife has it filled with Black Swan in Australian Roses and loves the color variation. She is very artistic and loves all the things this pen can do. She has already done several different styles of art with it from thick to thin. It has yet to let her down.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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