on saleNoodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Coral Sea

Product Code N14077

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on saleNoodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen - Coral Sea

Product Code N14077

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Coral Sea
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The Noodler's Konrad flex pen is smaller than the Ahab, but larger than the Nib Creaper. This red and turquoise acrylic resin fountain pen features a steel flexible 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!

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!

While these nibs are #6 size, these Konrad pens do not accept other brands of nibs due to the shape of the interior grip.

We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material, there will be some variation in the pattern seen here. This adds an element of uniqueness to the pen, with no two patterns being exactly the same. We cannot honor special requests.

Click here to download the printable PDF instruction sheet for the Noodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex.

Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Blue
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

1.5
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Piston
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Size
Flex
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
12mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

10.0mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

131mm (5.2in)
Length - Cap
63mm (2.5in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

22mm (0.9in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
141mm (5.6in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

155mm (6.1in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

11g (0.4oz)
Weight - Cap
6g (0.2oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
17.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.

1.54ml

Customer Reviews

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Anonymous
Love this pen!

Just let me just say from the get go that I am a fan of Noodler pens and ink in general, but I enjoy Noodler's Konrad pens on another level. The ink flow is consistent. These pens are easy to disassemble and fill with wonderful inks. I love the marbled color and have a few of the Konrads. You won't be disappointed. Write on!

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Cranky p.
Too fickle

I'm no fountain pen novice, and I can't make this thing behave. Constantly starving and hard starting; unpleasant feedback even when it does write. It'll be on the karma table at the next pen show, hope that's not bad karma for me.

J
John E.
These are nice pens, especially at the price.

The acrylic is lovely. They write nicely, and do have a bit of flex. You can modify the nibs to get some real flex, and replacement nibs are so cheap and easy to install you don't have to fear botching the job. The only reason I don't give them five stars is that they aren't a true flex nib.

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Anonymous
Noodler's Konrad Acrylic Flex Fountain Pen

The color and being my first flex sold me, however, in the photo I saw orange and it's actually red. The ink really flows which I wasn't expecting. I'm still happy with this pen because I use it in my sketching. Very happy with your service. Thank you.

J
Jeanette G.
Leaky - even after heat setting

Unfortunately, had a poor experience with this pen. The nib writes like you'd expect and the body is cute, but it sadly leaks all over the place when sitting idle. I even followed Goulet's video on heat setting the pen and it still continued to leak afterwards. I don't think this is a beginner pen.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.