Product Code N18091
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This fine/medium steel nib is a replacement suitable for the Noodler's Ahab or Noodler's Konrad fountain pen, or any other pen that accepts a #6 size nib. This nib is not flexible.
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Noodler's Ahab/Konrad #6 Steel Nib - Non-Flex Fine/Medium

This fine/medium steel nib is a replacement suitable for the Noodler's Ahab or Noodler's Konrad fountain pen, or any other pen that accepts a #6 size nib. This nib is not flexible.

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Noodler's Ahab/Konrad #6 Steel Nib - Non-Flex Fine/Medium is rated 4.5143 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely essential This nib is an unbelievable bargain. The nib writes with just a tiny bit of feedback, but definitely not scratchy. I write the lion's share of my notes on just cheap printer paper, and I find this nib performs very well. Honestly, it's transformed my opinion of my Noodler's Ahab from a "this is an interesting pen, maybe someday I'll learn to write flex" into a pen I use in daily rotation. Upside down (reverse writing) and the nib lays down an XXF line, with little to no scratchiness. For two bucks, how can you go wrong?
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Nibs - But need work to fit Jinhaos They are too tight fitting into the Jinhao x750, x450, and 159. They requre adjusting a few thousands on the stem with pliers. Then the thickness has to be reduced to match common Jinhao/JoWo thin metal that gets inserted into the section. I sanded them down on a belt sander. After doing that, you will also have to re-gap the tines. If you are willing to do the work, you can turn these into excellent semi-flex nibs. Otherwise, buy the Goulet #6 JoWo nibs. Goulet #6's are a drop in replacement on the Jinhao pens. If you jam the unmodified Noodlers nibs in the Jinhao pens, you might never be able to get them back out without breaking the feed.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Never Expected to Like Non-Flex I love Noodler's flex nibs. They're just fun, and I love the line variation and the shading I can create with them. Then, in my most recent order, I decided to risk $2 to try out a non-flex nib. It is more than worth it! This nib writes a little wider than what I consider fine point. It will flex slightly, but I didn't push it: I don't want to spring the nib! It writes smoothly and nicely. It may not be as fun as a flex nib, but with a non-shading ink, I don't miss the flex so much. In fact, the nib made a nice replacement for a regular flex nib that had bad encounter with a concrete sidewalk. And, for $2, it is easy to try.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inexpensive nib for experimentation While I have seen #6 nibs other places for less money, I can't imagine getting the quick and outstanding service like Goulet offers. As for the nib, I purchased an extra to have with my Noodler's Ahab. After I finished playing with the flex nib, I switched out to the non-flex and clipped off the ends to make a 1.5mm Italic nib. After a few minutes of polish grit sandpaper, and some ink, my new nib is fantastic. The best part is: If I screwed it up, it was only $2. This is a great way to experiment with oblique and italic nibs. I only rated the value 4/5 because I have seen them 10 for $10 elsewhere... but I don't know that I'd buy from anybody else.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for many reasons For the price, you can't go wrong. I bought a couple in case I get tuning-crazy and ruin one, and I've tried one of them so far on my Ahab. The nib slit was tight and wasn't letting out any ink, so I had to push it against the paper to open it up, then align the tines a very small amount. Again, for the price, I was complete not afraid to trash it by accident. But it turned out a great writer. It has a very small amount of feedback. The line is about as wide as a Kaweco fine nib, considerably wider than a Pilot fine nib. I must have found just the right position of nib/feed because it doesn't seem to skip or write dry. All in all, highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For two bones, you can hardly go wrong I have a long history of fighting with (and losing against) Noodler's flex nibs, so I bought this to pop into my new Konrad. Oddly, the first page or so of test writing felt disappointingly scratchy... and then it smoothed out. Not sure how or why. It's not glassy smooth now (it has about as much feedback as an HB pencil), but it's pleasant. No skipping, no hard starts, no clawing at the page, neither too wet nor too dry. It just works. Highly recommend anyone buying an Ahab/Konrad buys one of these too, as it may save you a lot of frustration, should you find the flex nib isn't your thing.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the Price! I ordered this nib and the Goulet extra fine to test both of them out in my ahab since I prefer non flex nibs with regular writing. This nib was easy to swap out and I like the overall simplicity of the nib, including the stamped logo on it. When it came to writing I found it to be a little scratchier than the Goulet extra fine (which is a fabulous nib, I wish they made and ultra extra fine) and was about half way in between a medium and fine like advertised. If got a little bit more cash on you I would recommend the Goulet extra fine, but for the price this is a fabulous nib!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat the price. First off, giving this nib away with a pen makes it 5 stars automatically. For $2, it still gets 5 stars. I LOVE the line width with this nib. Quite a bit finer than a Lamy fine, this was made for the writer. The Nib Creeper and Ahab were rather weird shapes and sizes, so their only real use was fun flex writing, but the Konrad is a reasonable, classy shape - making it a good candidate for an everyday writer. And what better way to make it so than a fine steel nib? Admittedly, it was a bit scratchy at first, but after a short meeting with the micro-mesh, it was great. Not any inconvenience at all if you have some lying around. Man, this makes me love my Konrad even more. Great choice if you want your Noodler's pen to be your everyday writer. I'm impressed. PS. Did not require heat-setting the feed to fit.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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