Noodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Baikal

Product Code N14070
The Konrad Acrylic flex pen was introduced in early 2013 - it is smaller than the Ahab, but larger than the Nib Creaper. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a twist piston mechanism with a blind cap. The Konrad Acrylic is made of acrylic acetate.
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Noodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Baikal

The Konrad Acrylic flex pen was introduced in early 2013 - it is smaller than the Ahab, but larger than the Nib Creaper. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a twist piston mechanism with a blind cap. The Konrad Acrylic is made of acrylic acetate.

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!

We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, expect some variation in the pattern from what you see here. But hey, that just makes each pen unique!

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 Konrad
Body Color
Body Material
Cap Type
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Grip Material
Nib Color
Nib Material
Nib Size
Diameter - Body
12mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip
10mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
131mm (5.2in)
Length - Cap
63mm (2.5in)
Length - Nib
22mm (0.9in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
141mm (5.6in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
155mm (6.1in)
Weight - Body
11g (0.4oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.2oz)
Weight - Overall
17g (0.6oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
Noodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Baikal is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pen This is an awesome pen, well worth the price from the older style konrads. First of all, The pen is really cool looking. The picture doesn't do this pen justice, it has almost an iridescent look to it. Also, and perhaps most importantly, it doesn't have that horrible smell that the vegetable resin konrads have. The nib has some flex to it, which really can give your writing some flair. It's not as smooth as some other more expensive pens I have, but for the money, this is an excellent, all around fun pen. Well worth it.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a perfect Noodlers pen! Love this pen! I'm a big fan of Noodlers' nib/feed system, as well as their filling mechanisms, and their overall concept of being able to disassemble the pens completely to service them. I have several even though they're a bit large for me. Unfortunately, the Konrad has been a source of frustration for me till now. The original resin Konrad is too short for my grip-style; the section shape and length, and threads-placement cause the pen to be very uncomfortable for me to use. The design of this acrylic Konrad, and the Ebonite one as well, corrects that problem for me, and I can use them as long as I like with no hand discomfort. Hooray! The blue acrylic is gorgeous, BTW. Looks like a much more expensiive pen! Sure hope Nathan releases it in green!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! First I'll say that the shipping was super fast and they packed this pen better than some companies pack glass items. This is my first Noodlers and I must say I am impressed especially since it was only $40. The Baikal looks great, it was a hard decision between this one or the John Mung but I went with the Baikal and I'm glad I did cause the pics and even the video doesn't do it Justice, I'm also glad I listened to Brian when he said they didn't have many more cause they both sold out a couple days later. So I don't know how the resin ones are but I can definitely vouch for the acrylic which will not let you down.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great pen, what a great service! Hi everyone at Goulet, just received the Baikal Acrylic Konrad - THANK YOU. Did my Noodler's ritual of cleaning the nib and feed before inking it up - and WOW! I'm just amazed that something this price is just sooo good. The flexible nib is perfect for sketching - it's been a long search for something as flexible as my mapping nib! The acrylic blue is truly stunning. 10/10 to Nathan. Oh and 10/10 for an excellent and speedy service to the UK. PERFECT!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pen, and the color is terrific. These acrylic Konrads have some of the most wonderful, vibrant colors in a pen that I've ever seen. All of them are surprisingly bright and definitely make a statement; they're not shy. The push/pull piston filler is simple and very efficient. The only drawback is that the nib is too stiff for me be able to write with any flex; I have to apply enough pressure that my handwriting is no longer fluid. Soooo, swap the nib out for a Goulet. Problem solved!! And, the nib change makes this pen one of my favorites.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can I give it 6 stars? :-) This pen is absolutely gorgeous! All the other reviewers are absolutely correct. The photos & video, while helpful indeed, do not do this pen justice. Take our word for it. :-) The deep shimmering blue of the Baikal acrylic Konrad (I'm told that Baikal is the name of one of a freshwater lake in southern Siberia with the greatest volume of fresh water of any lake on earth) will just mesmerize you. I enjoy Noodlers' flex nibs but just for variety I put one of Brian's gold tone Goulet nibs (a Fine nib) on it and oh my gosh it writes superbly. A friend of mine used the words "chocolate for your fingers" to describe it. The acrylic Konrad is so lightweight, and writes so silky-smooth with a Goulet nib, that it almost flows across the paper by itself. Please note: the use of a flex nib does take practice and a bit of tinkering; my ratings of nib quality and wetness are just for the factory nib without any tinkering or adjustments. My experience with this pen after I put a different #6 nib in it make the rest of the pen "body", if you will, absolutely shine. I put Noodler's Turquoise Blue Eel in mine and it makes an excellent companion for the Baikal pen. Best part...? I was fortunate enough to win one of these in Goulet Pens' Thanksgiveaway contest. That made me a customer for life, by the way... :-) I'll soon be ordering another one of these and can't wait to get my hands on it. Happy Holidays!
Date published: 2014-12-02
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