Noodler's Konrad Ebonite Flex Fountain Pen - Dixie #10 Red Rebellion

$40.00
Product Code N14061
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
The Konrad Ebonite flex pen was introduced in 2012 - 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. This Konrad is made of a ripple-patterned ebonite.
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Noodler's Konrad Ebonite Flex Fountain Pen - Dixie #10 Red Rebellion

The Konrad Ebonite flex pen was introduced in 2012 - 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. This Konrad is made of a ripple-patterned ebonite.

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.

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!

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Konrad
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Brown
Body Material
Ebonite
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Piston
Grip Material
Ebonite
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Flex
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
12.6mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.3mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip
10mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
135mm (5.3in)
Length - Cap
65mm (2.6in)
Length - Nib
22mm (0.9in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
144mm (5.7in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
161mm (6.3in)
Weight - Body
12g (0.4oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.2oz)
Weight - Overall
18g (0.6oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
1.54ml
Noodler's Konrad Ebonite Flex Fountain Pen - Dixie #10 Red Rebellion is rated 4.5294 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is more of a brown with black ripples. I wanted a brown and black Konrad Ebonite, but the ones I first saw in that color were sold out. There was a photo of this one, but I was skeptical because the name is Rebellion Red/Black Ripple. I read other customer's reviews on this pen and they described it as more of a brown. This matched with what I was observing in the photo, so I decided to take a chance and ordered it. Boy am I glad I did. It is the perfect brown I was hoping for. I have it pared with my Midori Traveler's Star Edition Notebook - Camel (Passport Size) and they look awesome together.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Red, Maybe Rebellious? This pen is not red. It's actually the color of the Methuselah's Pine Cone, but with looser swirls and ripples. I was not surprised. The photograph on the website is accurate. (Actually a pen like this with a bit more red to it would be pretty cool.) It's a Konrad, so it has good flex, good flow, and a great design. I like the blind cap and the classy, understated look of the pen. The fit on the ebonites has improved steadily. There are no squeaky, loose parts, no misalignment, and everything fits properly. This model has really matured. Like all Noodler's pens, the flex is a disappointment at first. However, after a week or so of use, the nib loosens up and provides nice flex. I don't know if it's comparable to a vintage flex pen, but I like it. Overall, it's a great pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's ebonite, but it's not really "red" First off, it is only a 40 dollar pen or whatever, so your expectations can't be too high. Having said that, I was really hoping for a bright red ripple like I've seen in some vintage pens, but it's more of a brown. In fact, I almost thought I got the wrong pen. Perhaps the color was off on my monitor but it didn't look like it did in the pictures. The really only great things about these pens is they're fun to tinker with, which you will have to do if you have any hopes of it writing correctly. The first thing I do is rip the nibs out, widen the ink channels on the feed and put a nice vintage 14kt flex nib on these things. Oh yes, don't forget to wash out all the machining oils too so it doesn't clog up your pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pen I own three Noodler's ebonite pens and I have no hesitation recommending them. Quality control on the ebonite pens are a significant step above the regular Konrad flex pens. I normally write with pens unposted but the caps on these post deeply enough that I've written for extended periods posted without any issues. Once I exchanged the flex nibs for Goulet nibs, I've kept at least one Noodler's ebonite pen in my daily carry. Now if only Noodler's will release a blue ripple version.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ebonite wonder and fine tuning Took an hour or two to fine tune this lovely weighted and creatively colored pen but now it is writing beautifully. Steps I took- 1. Cleaned nib, feed and barrel with warm water and a couple of drops of dish washing detergent. 2. Pen wrote nicely but leaked severely into pen top. I added silicon grease to the end of the feed that goes into the barrel. I was careful not to get any grease into feed channels. Leak stopped but pen would dry up after a couple of words. I tried a number of nib and feed positions to try and remedy the issue but no luck. I used denatured spirits to clean silicon grease of all parts thinking I had blocked the ink flow, and with more feed and nib adjustment got it writing nicely. 3. Leaking into pen top happened again and tried silicon grease again but applied more carefully. Bingo- no leak and writing very well. Sometimes, you just have to problem solve and be persistent to get a pen working well. Might be some advice here that you can use!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I love my Konrad. Although it is named Rebellion Red/Black, I would not characterize it as being in the red family. But since the photo on the web page was accurate, I was not expecting it as such. I really like the vintage look. It writes and handles very nicely. Would recommend it.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool pen I've been wanting this pen for a long time and it did not disappoint. The ripples were just brillaint and even though there isn't a whole lot of red in it, it still looks great. The flex nib wrote well, but I replaced it with a Goulet nib that writes fantastic. Only criticism is that the cap doesn't screw on perfectly, it looks like there was some defect in the manufacturing process and it doesn't quite screw on correctly. Other than that, it is a great pen.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One issue with the Konrad I bought the Konrad a few weeks ago and have been enjoying using it. I have one caution to offer. This happened to me. With a full load of ink in the reservoir, the Konrad would not produce ink on paper. In itself, this is OK. I could not get it to do so, so I went to do what many people do. They go to the filler pump and give it a very slight twist to the left to force a small amount of ink into the nib. I unscrewed the top cap of the Konrad under which is the reservoir mechanism attempting to do this. While unscrewing it the entire (removable) reservoir mechanism also unscrewed the same amount allowing air to get into the reservoir. We all know what happens when air enters a chamber with a path (nib) to get out! Loads of ink in big drops come out. Since both reservoir pump and it's cap screw on and off in the same direction, make sure that the reservoir is screwed on tighter than the cap, else they will come out together and so will the ink at the bottom.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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