Noodler's Ahab Flex Fountain Pen - Clear Demonstrator
The Ahab flex pen had been introduced in late 2011 and it is presently Noodler's largest and a lot of well-known fountain pen. It features a steel flexible #6 nib and a slide piston system. If you'd like, you may also remove the piston process and use the pen as an eyedropper for an enormous 6ml ink capability. The Ahab consists of a celluloid derivative and is officially biodegradable and created from a "renewable resource". The vegetal resin human anatomy with this pen may show particles or striations in the material. This really is many noticeable in demonstrators and bright colors.
The Noodler's flex pens were made for the hands-on tinkerer - these are typically made to be used apart and adjusted. The nib and feed pull right out and certainly will be adjusted and heat set for optimized performance. Avoid being afraid to get only a little ink on your own fingers whilst you learn to use this pen.
As a simple guideline for composing with a flex pen, only apply slight force on your downstrokes, which will spread the tines and increase the range width, achieving that optimal range variation. Ensure that you get slowly so your ink can keep up with your writing. As with any flex pen, it simply takes rehearse!
Due to the residual machining oils used whenever cutting the feeds of these pens, we highly encourage one to supply the pen an excellent flush before usage. We recommend some of the after options: distilled water, water with a touch of dish detergent, a pre-packaged pen flush, or a solution of 10% clear ammonia to liquid. This would solve many ink flow dilemmas!