Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Poltergeist Pumpkin

Product Code N15026
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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 - Poltergeist Pumpkin

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 - Poltergeist Pumpkin is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib - Poltergeist Pumpkin This is a beautiful pen. I like a fine nib, and the Noodler's flex pen clearly is, it will widen out a bit with pressure, although it isn't a wet noodle. The piston pump fills the pen well, it holds a fair amount of ink. The pen body has the appearance of an old hard rubber pen. The pen body does have a smell at first, but it goes away after a few weeks. THe smell is not entirely bad, it could be described as interesting. For the cost, these Noodler's pens are a great deal. This pen writes as well as any high end pen that I've used, the difference being that you could buy twenty or thirty of these for one of the pricey ones.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Noodler's Ahab Poltergeist Pumpkin I like this pen. My first impression was that it is more orange than it appears in the photo. I should have expected as much from the name "Pumpkin"...oh well... c'est la vie. Not that it's a bad color, just different from what I expected. Upon first use, a couple of drops leaked from the nib, but that seems to have self-corrected....hopefully for good. I find myself using this pen as a fine point most of the time, but when I want to really express myself, I bear down a little and let the Apache Sunset ink speak volumes with its beautiful shading. A good pen overall. When one considers price, it borders on great.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Noodler's flex I purchased this to see if I would enjoy the Noodler's flex and haven't been disappointed. I cleaned and heat set it upon arrival; I have not had any problems. The feed keeps up amazingly with full flex, the nib is smooth, the weight is surprisingly light in regards to the size of the pen. The pen does dump A LOT of ink so lefties beware.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Fountain Pen! I purchased two Ahab pens and have been using them with Noodler's Black and 54th Massachusetts ink almost daily for about 2 month now. In my particular case, I was able to use the one right after very first cleaning & adjusting as I followed the instruction. The other Ahab, however, needed some extra adjusting time to achieve better ink flow. Both Ahab pens are working beautifully without any issues at all now, and I am very happy with them. If you are looking for an inexpensive yet beautiful and quality fountain pen, I strongly recommend the Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pumpkin Poltergeist An excellent writing instrument. Glad to have purchased this before spending the hefty sum of 140+ for the namiki Falcon. Very happy to have this affordable and attractive (to me at least) fountain pen. I'm a fan of halloween and the fall season as well as the color scheme associated, and therefore love the design of this pen. There is a small reddish blotch, very, very small that attempts to throw off the orange and black design (must have been a mishap) on the cap portion, but I slide the clip over it and it's barely noticeable. I had some initial trouble getting the thing to ink up, but after some fiddling got it working, and cannot be happier with it. Great price, awesome color design and a flex pen for 20 bucks,- can't beat that !
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the pen, but I may not be a Flex person First of all, I do like this pen - fun to fill up and the pen feels warm and responsive in my hand. Do be sure to flush it with warm soapy water first before filling with ink, though. I think my problems are more with the scratchiness of the nib and the fact that it forces me to write a little more slowly than I'm used to writing. It doesn't seem to start out wet enough for me (I'm comparing this to my Pelicans and a Lamy). I'm going to order another, non-flex nib and see if I like it better. It could also be that I just don't have the right paper. (So many variables!) I love the Pumpkin color - I filled the pen with Herbin's Orange Indien. Service was wonderful too, thanks Goulet Pen Co. !
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first Noodler's pen This was the first Noodler's pen that I bought. I won't lie. It took some tinkering to get it just the way I like it, and it will spew ink if you let it get very close to being empty. That being said it holds a ton of ink using the piston filler, and is a great size to write with unposted. Many people complain about the smell of the resin, but it is far better than the butyrate resin used by some tool manufacturers like craftsman and xcelite. I think it is rather pleasant, and diminishes quickly with use. I now have one of the new non-flex Noodler's nibs installed in this pen, and it is even better. It flows perfectly, and lays down a beautiful fine, even line. I now have a Nib Creaper that I love, and look forward to getting a Konrad Brush Pen as my next Noodler's pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ahab Pumpkin It's hard to believe that this is a $20 pen, the styling , finish, packaging and attention to detail is remarkable and I would not have been disappointed if I had paid $60 - $100 for the pen. The filling system works well and without hassle, it writes very well straight out of the box with no preliminary 'messing' about. EXCELLENT PRODUCT, SUPERB VALUE AND EXTRA SPECIAL SERVICE FROM THE GOULET GUYS!
Date published: 2014-10-20
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