Noodler’s Ahab Flex Nib Fountain Pen

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I borrowed my daughter’s Noodler’s Ahab flex nib fountain pen to try out. This popular pen was first introduced about 5 years ago and features a steel flexible #6 nib. The ink reservoir is filled using a slide piston mechanism which works like a syringe. It is made of a celluloid derivative (an early form of plastic) which gave it an unpleasant smell when it was new but has since disappeared. Her model has a distinctive striated look (this one is called “Apache Tortoise”) that adds to the retro look as does the fairly fat body with a nicely shaped curved clip.

I can’t say my handwriting style makes the most of the flexible nib. You really have to press quite hard to get the thicker lines that the flexible nib promises. You may appreciate it more if you were using the pen for calligraphy or sketching. Other than that, it writes smoothly and is excellent value for the price.

If this pen was a person it would be a cool hipster dude with tortoise rim glasses and skinny jeans rolled with a cuff last overheard recommending beard oil to his friend. And with a name like Ahad he would have to have a navy peacoat.

Coming next week:  Rhodia and Habana paper samples.

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2 thoughts on “Noodler’s Ahab Flex Nib Fountain Pen

  1. ragnar ingibergsson says:

    No picture? I want to see what a cool hipster pen looks like. Also, where can you buy one.

    On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 8:03 AM, Margret puts pen to paper wrote:

    > Margret puts pen to paper posted: “I borrowed my daughter’s Noodler’s Ahab > flex nib fountain pen to try out. This popular pen was first introduced > about 5 years ago and features a steel flexible #6 nib. The ink reservoir > is filled using a slide piston mechanism which works like a syringe. ” >

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  2. Margret puts pen to paper says:

    The picture is at the top of the blog post but became cropped in such a way that you can only see part of the pen. These pens can be purchased at a wonderful store in Edmonton called Stylus at 10538 102 Avenue.

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