Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex Fountain Pen - Clear

Product Code N17000
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The Nib Creaper (also known as the "Standard Flex Pen") was the first fountain pen produced by Noodler's, introduced in 2010, and is Noodler's smallest and slimmest fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #2 nib and a twist piston mechanism.
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Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex Fountain Pen - Clear

The Nib Creaper (also known as the "Standard Flex Pen") was the first fountain pen produced by Noodler's, introduced in 2010, and is Noodler's smallest and slimmest fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #2 nib and a twist piston mechanism. A small ink window shows how much ink is left in your pen. These pens are made from a celluloid derivative. 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!

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Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Noodler's Nib Creaper
Body Color
Body Material
Cap Type
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Grip Material
Nib Color
Nib Material
Nib Size
Diameter - Body
10.7mm (0.4in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
12.4mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15.9mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Grip
7.8mm (0.3in)
Length - Body
113mm (4.4in)
Length - Cap
57mm (2.2in)
Length - Nib
13.3mm (0.5in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
128mm (5in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
148mm (5.8in)
Weight - Body
8g (0.3oz)
Weight - Cap
2g (0.1oz)
Weight - Overall
10g (0.4oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston/Vac
Noodler's Nib Creaper Flex Fountain Pen - Clear Demonstrator is rated 4.4339 out of 5 by 189.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First flex pen Never had a flex nib before so I was eager to try it out. I've only been into pens within the last 6 months so I don't have years and years of pen experience. But, without me thinking too much it writes just like a regular fountain pen, although I find it somewhat scratchy. Paying attention, however, and pushing down it's pretty wild watching the tines pull apart and spring back. I've gone too slow and made a big blob and I've gone too fast and left a trapezoid behind so it's going to take practice, but, I don't see any reason why this would be impossible to learn. At this price, if it turns out to not to be your bag, no big loss. I think I like it. :)
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent pen. The Shipping: The pen arrived very fast, before I expected. The Pen: It is a Fun, Inexpensive Flexible Nib Pen. It is my first one, and I'm having a lot of fun writting with it and trying the flex nib. It has a light weight, without using the flex, writes smoothly, and when flexing, sometimes skip, but I dont mind that, I re-ajusted the nib and feed and now it skip very few times. It flex from a fine line to a medium almost broad line. The Company: LOVED doing business with Gouletpens. Great service, and It was a good detail putting a personalize note at the end of the receipt, after reading it, just felt like I did a right choice buying from you.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy, easy to use. I've had this pen for about a month now and I enjoy writing with it. I mainly bought it to play with different inks without having to continually change the ink in my main pen. My biggest complaint is that it's easy to mistakenly push the plunger up and spray ink all over my fingers when I'm just trying to unscrew the cap if I've stowed it on the barrel while writing. Without the cap on the barrel, I think the pen feels a little small but I've gotten used to it. I really like being able to see all the guts of the pen and now that I've been using it for a while, I really prefer the plunger mechanism to the cartridge adapter my other pen has.
Date published: 2015-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun pen! This pen is so fun and odd; it kind of makes my handwriting look like I'm a serial killer, but I don't care. I sometimes have trouble keeping ink flowing nicely, but if I slow my writing a bit, it solves the problem. I have found that if I keep th pen stored either horizontally or NIB DOWN, that the ink flows much better than when I store it NIB UP. Also, it uses a LOT more ink than my other pens, which is great, because I'm forever changing ink colors in my crazy collection, and hate to waste ink. The volume of ink it uses means it takes longer for the ink to dry, in case that wasn't obvious. I do love this pen!!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent small flex pen Despite all the twiddling I've done with this pen to get it writing like I want it to, I love it. The Creaper writes superfine to nice and broad. It looks especially fetching filled with Noodler's Apache Sunset. My only gripe is that sometimes it's a bit hard to start, and the nib is quite scratchy. Its size is a bit small and it's a superlight pen, which can be a bit tough for my sausage fingers, but I got used to it pretty quickly. For longer writing sessions I prefer something closer to the Ahab in diameter. Honestly, I'd love to buy another few Creapers. Who else other than Mr. Tardif can provide a $14 flex pen to the masses?
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun pen to play with. You might think that at $14 you're not gonna get much of a pen but you'd be wrong. Inexpensive though it may be this pen is very well built. It has a nice sized ink capacity and a fairly robust piston mechanism that's, dare I say, beter than my TWSBI. Of course the bulk of the cost of the pen is in the nib and that's where the pen shines. The nib flexes and returns very quickly and produces well defined thicks and thins. It is very fun to play with and can put out some very nice letterforms in the hands of someone who works to develop the push/lift movement flow needed to make clean letterforms. All things considered it's a value that would be hard to top.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from flex pen impressions I enjoy writing with a fountain pen, but do not enjoy spending big bucks on them. This pen is a low-priced gem and perfect for the experimenter. I apparently have a light hand, as I have not yet achieved the variable width line I want, even with th nib all the way out. I have subsequently ground the nib down considerably, to make it more flexible, and still seeking the sweet spot or best angle for the effect I want. I have used an italic nib in the past, to good effect. I am pleased with my purchase. At this price, how could I not be? I will continue using and experimenting with this great pen, until I achieve what I want. I think my money was well spent.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I guess that I've been spoiled ... I guess that--after all the hype--I expected a but too much from this pen. I waited eagerly and anxiously for the Noodler's Flex pens to become available again. I watched Brian's video and prepared myself to tinker with the nib and feed ... which I did endlessly when my pens arrived. But the results were just OK. In full disclosure, I have a respectable collection of modern flex nibs, including Pilot Falcons and Nakayas that have been customized by John Mottishaw. So in hindsight it is no surprise that my expectations were out of whack. But newbies should be pleased ... give them a try BEFORE you spend bigger bucks ... NOT after.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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