Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Poseidon Pearl

$23.00
Product Code N15053
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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 - Poseidon 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
Blue
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 - Poseidon Pearl is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
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 I am new to flex nibs but this is great!!!! This Ahab pen is helping me to write more naturally and improve in this new hobie so if you are thinking over getting one wait no more!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice pen. Good value Purchased with a bottle of Noodler's 54th Massachusetts. Plenty of people have said that Noodler's pens need a little tweaking out of the box, but I filled it up with ink and had no issues whatsoever. Some nib creep, but I notice that with all Noodler's inks. The flow is fine and the pen writes smoothly. It's at least roughly comparable to my Lamy Safari. Not as smooth as my Pelikan Souveran, but then I never expected it to be. It writes wet, so not great on cheap, thin paper, but that's not a deal breaker for me. This is a great value pen. It sits on my desk at work and I don't worry too much about it. It's certainly not as pretty as other pens. Overall, the Ahab has a "cheap" look about it--even compared to other pens in this price range like the Safari. It reminds of dollar-store plastic when you examine it closely and the metal pieces look a little dingy. But again, not a deal breaker. Especially when it performs so well. I expect this pen to be a workhorse. Very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value The Ahab is a great general purpose pen. It's sturdy with a flexible steel nib that's durable and versatile. Useful for notations in my hobby journal to make notations and sketch basic illustrations.
Date published: 2016-02-29
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