Noodler's Neponset Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Appalachian Pearl

$75.00
Product Code N12079
In Stock, Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
The Neponset is a glimpse back in time to an era of legacies and war heroes. The shape of the Neponset pen is similar to the dirigible and is constructed of a beautiful grey and white acrylic resin. The Neponset is fitted with a flexible steel three tined music nib.
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Noodler's Neponset Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Appalachian Pearl

The Neponset is a glimpse back in time to an era of legacies and war heroes.

The New England Airship company, later renamed the Dartmouth Airship Co., the first of its kind in the United States, had a new CEO during a challenging time for our country. During the year of 1929 Nathan’s grandfather became CEO and one year later christened a new airship named the Neponset.

The shape of the Neponset pen is similar to the dirigible and is constructed of a beautiful turquoise and blue acrylic resin. The Neponset is fitted with a three tined music nib, the "Vishnu Victory" nib in honor of the 2.5 million World War II allied soldiers of India as well as the reference to the source for the ebonite used in the pen and the original Neponset Blimp.

The flexible steel 3-tined music nib has a velvet pen stroke with the ability to greatly vary the line width to the user's liking.

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!

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Neponset
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Silver/Grey
Body Material
Resin
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Piston
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Nib Size
Flex, Music
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
16mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip
11mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
133mm (5.2in)
Length - Cap
72mm (2.8in)
Length - Nib
21mm (0.8in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
153mm (6in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
178mm (7in)
Weight - Body
15g (0.5oz)
Weight - Cap
8g (0.3oz)
Weight - Overall
23g (0.8oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
1.71ml
Noodler's Neponset Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Appalachian Pearl is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pearlized pen body is stunning. Got this pen and ran a brass shim between the tines of the nib. It was smooth and wrote fine before I did this but now I'd say it's a good bit smoother. I wrote this review because I didn't feel this pen deserved 1 stars. I haven't messed with the feed or heat set it and its a great pen. It even looks better than the pictures - don't do it justice. Appalachian Pearl - Anthracite Coal was the inspiration for the name. It's a little 'expensive' for a Noodler's pen - but there are no BIG pens like this that fit my hand like this anywhere near this price. It has a great capacity, is well made, and the nib is a lot of fun to write with. It's like a big metal paint brush. Compared to other mass market lathe acrylic pens this is a winner.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks great, but writes poorly I was very excited to purchase this pen, however once I received the pen, it did not perform well enough to warrant the price for this item. I have an Ahab from Noodler's that I love, it writes great, good ink flow, and it flexes pretty well for a $20 pen, and if very consistent with no problems. I purchased the Neponset for several reasons, I wanted the better looking finish, check, the pen looks amazing, no fault for them on this one. I wanted the music nib, ehh, when the pen writes, it writes just ok, it starts out with a decently wet medium to broad line, however, my feed cannot keep up with the flow. After writing for about 2-3 sentences, sometimes even less, the feed will start to run dry, and stop writing all together. On another note, the music nib, I am aware that this is not a vintage flex nib, and I am not expecting it to act accordingly. However, whenever you apply a bit of pressure and try to get some flex from the nib, the tine on the right will begin to railroad immediately. I have gone slowly, adjusted my writing angle, etc. but with no positive changes. I am familiar with Noodler's pens and I am aware that they sometimes need to be tinkered with to perform optimally; I have adjusted the feed, I have cleaned the pen, I heat set the nib and feed, I have looked inspected the feed, used many different inks, with different characteristics. With everything that I have tried, nothing resolves the issues. For the money, I would hope to have some of these issues would have been minimized. As the pen is now, I am very disappointed, I have sent the pen out to a nib/pen specialist to try and resolve these issues. Once the pen is returned to me, I may do a follow up or amendment to this review if the pen works as it should. While the pen is not super expensive, these are issues that one should not have with a $75 pen. Unfortunately it seems that this is a recurrent problem for this line, from what I've read it seems like half the pens work great, and half the pens have chronic problems like I am experiencing.
Date published: 2016-08-04
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