This refillable fountain pen is a gorgeous marbled red color and is made of a celluloid derivative and is technically biodegradable and formed from a “renewable resource.” Noodlers' resin and ebonite can last more than a lifetime – as proven by vintage pens long in existence that were stored well. This American made fountain pen features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston mechanism.
The nib is flexible and has some give which makes creative writing easier. You can get some calligraphic effects from pressing down harder with this pen as well. The Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib Fountain pen is made to resemble a fountain pen from the 1920s. These nibs take a little practice to get used to using and require some adjustment. (Heat can work well.)
The cost of this pen was kept far below the quoted equivalent costs that were 8 to as much as 36 times greater (EU, Japan, Taiwan, US, China). Noodler’s made it with better, more utilitarian materials and designs at low cost for such a high quality fountain pen.
This is a statement from the manufacturer, Noodler's; "We did it with the help of people in: Texas, New York, California, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, and India. The combination of the oldest and largest democracies in the world can increase living standards for all."
This fountain pen measures 6" x 1" x 1". This pen does not come with ink and is fillable only via the built-in converter. You need to fill this pen with bottled fountain pen ink. Ink cartridges will not work with these pens. Pair with some Noodler's or J. Herbin fountain pen ink, sold in the ink section of our shop!
We recommend that you flush this pen out with distilled water before use. You should also regularly flush your pen with distilled water when changing ink color.
An additional note on the use of Noodler’s pens…they are made from a celluloid derivative – and as with all celluloid pens one should NEVER use alcohol or cleaners/rinses that contain alcohols with any celluloid containing pens. Celluloid is in fact processed using none other than alcohols…so unless you want to “reverse engineer” your pen chemically…please avoid alcohol and other harsh solvents (acetones, MEK, etc..). Plain old household ammonia (normally just $1/gallon or so) mixed with a few drops of mild liquid dish soap and regular tap water is fine for almost every need for a rinse solution. If using “common water” as a rinse is your choice, remember it contains bleach and should never be mixed with ammonia.
1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.
We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!
At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!
We ship orders out within 1 to 2 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship. Smaller items ship via USPS Priority mail which is 1 to 3 days delivery to the U.S. We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.
We ship from Northern California. For example, if you order an item over the weekend, it will ship out via USPS Priority Mail on the following Monday. If you live on the East Coast that is three days for delivery. The earliest you would receive your item is on Thursday, possibly Friday.